Reflecting on 2019…Looking Ahead to 2020

I just wanted to wish all my readers a happy holiday season and an exciting year as we enter a new decade! For some of you 2019 may have been a tough year (I know it was for me!). I think it’s important to reflect on both the successes and failures. A review of theContinue reading “Reflecting on 2019…Looking Ahead to 2020”

Beautiful Fall

Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. The scorching heat and humidity of summer starts to taper off, the mornings become cool and refreshing and the colors of the leaves turn into a breathtaking array of stunning beauty. I never cease to be amazed year after year! Featured Image: Saint Lazare, Quebec by potentialdoctor.com

Clerkship Update: OBGYN Part 2

My very first clerkship rotation was in OBGYN outpatient clinics which I posted about here including some tips for surviving clerkship in general. This past month was a continuation of my OBGYN experience. The first 3 weeks were based in the birthing center where I had the opportunity to take part in a variety ofContinue reading “Clerkship Update: OBGYN Part 2”

Second Year of Medical School…Done!

It’s official! I am done with the second year of school and officially half-way through medical school! The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity as I completed my rotations in Surgery, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology and Radiology! This was definitely the most challenging block for me in terms of schedule and the overall demandsContinue reading “Second Year of Medical School…Done!”

Spring, Updates on Rotations…and Looking Ahead to Clerkship!

Hello everyone! The past few months have just flown by! We are slowly starting to see the signs of Spring after a long Winter! One of my favorite things about this time of year is seeing the green shoots of plants in the garden trying to make their way up out of the recently frozenContinue reading “Spring, Updates on Rotations…and Looking Ahead to Clerkship!”

Med school update…Loving my clinical rotations!

Hello everyone (and welcome to those who just recently started following my blog!) The month of January has been a month of transition as I moved out of the classroom and into the hospitals and clinics. This new phase of my training is called “Transition to Clinical Practice”. It is to prepare us for third-yearContinue reading “Med school update…Loving my clinical rotations!”

Med School Update…And a Trip to Kenya!

As I write this, I am sitting on a paving stone step, listening to the wind blow through the slender pointed leaves of majestic eucalyptus trees towering over me, forming a blanket of protection against the omnipresent African sunshine. My family and I are thrilled to be spending the Christmas holidays in my home land…Kenya,Continue reading “Med School Update…And a Trip to Kenya!”

Parenting Principles that Transformed my Life…Discipline is an Act of Love

A few weeks ago, I started a new series on parenting principles based on several parenting books I read over the summer (plus my own parenting experience so far). The first principle in the series was speaking positively about our children, affirming them while avoiding harmful and destructive criticism. Today, we move on to theContinue reading “Parenting Principles that Transformed my Life…Discipline is an Act of Love”

Gratitude: Appreciating the Big and the Little Things

One of the things that I wanted to improve on from my last year in medical school was learning to slow down and appreciate the little things around me. I loathed the fact that mornings were rushed and it seemed like we were always ordering the kids around and rushing them out the door. WithContinue reading “Gratitude: Appreciating the Big and the Little Things”

Parenting Principles That Transformed My Life…Speaking Positively

Raising kids is one of the greatest challenges one can face. It calls for the utmost patience, unconditional love, and draws stark attention to our own weaknesses. I personally realized that I was not as patient as I thought I was. I can recall my angry outbursts andĀ frustration with my two young children (particularly myContinue reading “Parenting Principles That Transformed My Life…Speaking Positively”