Uncertainty: How do you deal with it?

Hello all, Summer is upon us and for many, this means you are starting the application cycle, filling out applications, taking the MCAT or starting residency. Things are new, you are embarking on a new journey and not sure how things will pan out. How do I know? I’ve been there and oddly enough, I’m […]

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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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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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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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Go For It!!!

Hey everyone, It’s been awhile, but I’ve been reflecting about what to write next. To be transparent, I’ve been thinking about what to address that would help people most. I’ve been pretty reflective lately. What I came away with is this – If I were to speak to my former self, I would tell myself […]

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Q&A

Hey there! A little Q&A based on questions I’ve received from premeds or those I’ve seen asked online. Every situation is unique, but in general, these questions are very common along this journey and there are some general rules to consider to give yourself the best chance at success. I will post these often to […]

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