Retake Courses vs. Post Bacc? What is right for me?

Hello there premeds!I get this question all the time and I want to give you the short answer. If you are a non science major or have major work to do in terms of fixing your GPA, look into post bacc programs. They cost money and sometimes you have to travel, but it’s worth the […]

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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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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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Importance of the Mentor Mentee Relationship

I’ve had many questions asked of me in this realm and I notice that premedical students, and all of us in the medical field tend to discount the importance of mentorship. So, what is a mentor? A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor, according to dictionary.com. A mentee is one who needs guidance and […]

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