Are taking courses at a Junior College OK?

Hey there Premeds! This is a sensitive subject as many students cannot afford a state university or extension courses in order to fulfill medical school prerequisites. These courses entail One year of Biology with lab. One year of General Chemistry with lab. One year of Organic Chemistry with lab. One semester of Biochemistry. One year […]

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Hurry up and wait…..

Hey there premeds, medical students and residents, I thought of you today as I waited an hour to start my cases. Sure, I was able to eat some oatmeal and drink tea – it’s rare in private practice to eat these days so that was welcome. However, it can be painful to rush to work […]

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How did Operation Varsity Blues make you feel?

Hello there medical community, I’ve been waiting to comment on the college admissions scandal, aka Operation Varsity Blues, as it struck a chord with me immediately upon hearing the charges and accusations. This is a sensitive subject, and the opinions shared here are simply my own thoughts on the scandal and higher education. You may […]

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MATCH 2019: What happens when you don’t match?

Hello all MS4s. Congratulations to those of you who have successfully navigated the matching process. I fondly recall that day in 20xx then I matched and realized I could stay home with family and loved ones through my training. It was a truly blessed and overwhelming day. All of my work so far culminated in […]

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Buying My Time Back: Lessons from Renting my Home

Check out my blog post on buying my time back through renting my home. https://www.buymytimeback.com/wife-mother-doctor-musician-in-real-estate/ This post is related to the prior one, “It’s About Time” where I talk about the process of choosing myself and my needs above the system. I wrote this post to share a different aspect of my story at the […]

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It’s About Time

Hello All, It’s been quite some time since I’ve written. In all honesty, I’ve been contemplating what to write about, and what would helpful to students. I’ve been spending time concentrating on being a good physician, wife, mother and adjusting to life changes. During the early part of my blogging, I moved and transitioned my […]

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Raising the Bar

Hello Premeds, I hope your day is going well. Mine is. I’m spending it with my family and contemplating what I’d want to know if I were in your shoes. I was there once and felt that getting into medical school was impossible. I felt as if no matter how high my scores were or […]

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Interview Season is Upon Us….

Hello Premeds and Medical Students: Interview Season is here! It’s such an exciting time. It’s the time to show the medical school or residency program of your choice that YOU belong there. You landed the interview, they’ve seen your file, your writing, your motivation for medicine. So now you get the chance to sell it! […]

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What Is The Match?

UCLA Anesthesiology Class of 2012. aa77fa0e7e2471849ee1a7bf01791da22012_07_17_14_21_40.jpg Hey there. I want to address the next step in the medical journey after medical school – Residency. How do you get there? It’s called the NRMP Match. It’s a national program that matches medical students with residency programs. US, International Medical Grads and Osteopathic Medical students can apply. In […]

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Premed Myths 3

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile and I’ve been working hard in both my personal and professional life. I’ve been doing research, talking to students, mentoring premeds and medical students. I am dedicating this post to some premed myths about admissions. Premed Myths: 1. If I don’t have a perfect MCAT score or GPA then I […]

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