School is Starting! Ready? Tips for Success!

Ready for your upcoming year? School is starting, summer is ending and the kids are going back to school. If you are premed, you are likely preparing for your next school year or in the midst of applying to medical school. Being organized and having a plan is key for pretty much anything we do […]

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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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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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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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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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Premed Myths Part 1

Hello PREMEDS!!!! Application season is upon us. I saw a family friend and they asked me a series of questions that let me know many myths exist about being premed. I’m working to dispel a few. This is the purpose of this blog. I will start with a few myths that are important to debunk. […]

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Medical Schools that prepare well for Anesthesiology

Read this article featuring Medical Schools providing strong preparation for aspiring anesthesiologists that offer a third-year anesthesia rotation. I’m in agreement that UCLA did an extraordinary job on my third year rotation and especially sub internship with helping me get involved and understand that anesthesiology was my specialty of choice. Look for large teaching institutions […]

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