My Last Rotation…Allergy and Immunology. What’s Next?

I am excited to announce that about one week ago, I completed my very last clerkship rotation of medical school! It felt quite surreal and also a reminder that in just a few months, I will be graduating from medical school. I had an excellent experience on my last rotation which was in Allergy andContinue reading “My Last Rotation…Allergy and Immunology. What’s Next?”

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”

Clerkship Update: Internal Medicine and General Surgery

Clerkship updates! It’s been a busy past few months! I completed one month each of Internal Medicine (CCU/ER consults) and General Surgery. What I enjoyed the most I really enjoyed doing consults in the ER because I felt it really allowed me to hone my history taking and physical exam skills as well as comeContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Internal Medicine and General Surgery”

When the Fog Lifts

The other day, I was on my daily commute to the hospital for one of my clinical rotations. The train chug chugged along and as it neared one of two bridges, I turned my head expectantly to view the expansive water and distant hills. But on this particular day, the view which I have come to treasure,Continue reading “When the Fog Lifts”

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!”

Year 2 Reflections…Challenges Make Us Stronger

This week was refreshing as we started the final block of the Fundamentals of Medicine: The Nervous System and Human Behavior. The previous block (Reproduction) was surprisingly one of the most challenging blocks for me due to the sensitive nature of some of the topics such as complications in pregnancy. It was difficult to listenContinue reading “Year 2 Reflections…Challenges Make Us Stronger”

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”

White Coat Ceremony…Donning the Healer’s Habit

Today was a very special day as my classmates and I celebrated a milestone in our medical training…The White Coat Ceremony! It was a beautiful and inspiring ceremony as we reflected on the next phase of our training, the moments when we will get to experience the triumphs and challenges of helping our patients navigateContinue reading “White Coat Ceremony…Donning the Healer’s Habit”

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 and frustration with my two young children (particularly myContinue reading “Parenting Principles That Transformed My Life…Speaking Positively”