today is my first day of content review! i’m shooting for the january MCAT, but i know with school and research i’ll need to put in some more work ahead of time. nothing too rigorous, just making sure everything is familiar when it comes down to crunch time. i’m hoping that studying while interning will keep me inspired to keep chugging along! best of luck to everyone trying to review for exams over the summer! 😌💡
Past two weeks on ICU seem like a blur (pun absolutely intended with the quality of this photo). The amount of learning that happens on that unit is insane. Both about critical care medicine, but also life, or specially discussions surrounding end of life care. Something that is so important in this field and cannot be taught from books. I am so grateful to have worked with and learned from such an amazing team who handled these tough circumstances with such empathy and compassion. Though I may still not know how to adjust anything on a vent (however I did finally get Winter’s formula and delta/delta down #winning ) more importantly what I do know is that ICU care teams are incredible. A big thank you to everyone who works tirelessly day in and out in ICU’s across the nation and world. It is one tough gig and you all are phenomenal humans. I’ll be back in a few months, but next time to see things from the surgical side.
hi everyone! i’m bella. i’m a college junior studying molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. my dream is to go to medical school! follow along on my adventures through learning, teaching, and general sciencing. 👩🏻🔬
We love children’s hospital so much we would work there for FREE (and we do 😌)
What a FUN night to be inspired and appreciated! Volunteering on the 6th floor at children’s has been the absolute best experience. There is so much hope in peds. Kids are resilient and strong. I don’t get to be apart of the clinical side of pediatrics just yet (crossing my fingers for soon) but there is no better way I’d like to spend every Saturday than playing video games or coloring or painting with kiddos who just wanna be kiddos. And the best part is I get to do it all with my (not so) little sister! The appreciation dinner tonight was everything I had ever dreamed it would be. These things always make me so much more excited to officially enter and contribute to the field!
🔹Foundations to Medicine 1 & 2 ✔️
🔹Cardiopulmonary & Renal 1 & 2 ✔️ 🔹10 hour plane ride ✔️ We are finally home!! Exhausted is an understatement but it feels amazing to be back home with family❤️ Summer 2018 here we come!
What are your plans this Summer? ☀️🏖
Shoutout to @gwsmhs for letting me strike a sassy pose and talk about our upcoming medical school graduation! Check out their post if you’re curious about my former career aspirations, before deciding I wanted to become a doctor at age four. 😹🎓 #GWCommencement#GWMed2018#MedSchool#MDToBe#Neurology
I’m published!! 🤗 I was so honored and excited to have been asked by my preceptor to co-write this article about design-thinking in pharmacy education. Many think that creativity does not have a place in pharmacy, or medicine, and we say otherwise. Design thinking offers a spin on the way we traditionally problem-solve in medicine and a new approach is much needed as we struggle to combat the so-called “wicked problems” that plague our current healthcare system. Surprisingly, there are already many areas of pharmacy that ARE incorporating design-thinking (you might just not have realized!) I’ve been lucky enough to see this approach applied with medical students at my own school’s design lab and I am consistently impressed with the inclusive and innovative solutions they’ve developed for very real healthcare problems.
If you’d like to read, it’s published with the Innovations in Pharmacy Journal and is free to access! Let me know what you think of course! .
Currently taking a break from MCAT studies-going to finish up chapter one of behavioral sciences review tonight (51 pages long🤦🏼♀️ total study hours after tonight: 7 hours. 3 days.)
Kind of experiencing some worry about not being able to retain everything I review, but I’ve come to terms that I won’t remember it all! Also, since the test is so far out, I still have time to review everything again when the testing date gets closer!
1. Read, highlight, take notes, and do end of section concept checks
2. After finishing a chapter, create quizlet note cards for important vocabulary
3. Rotate subjects every three chapters completed.
4. When coming back to the subject after a rotation, review flashcards made over the past chapters reviewed.
Sometimes life doesn't go as planned. Scratch that. MOST of the time, life doesn't go as planned. There are twists and turns in the road. Detours take the traveler to places not anticipated. Through these unexpected changes, God reminds me that He is sovereign. He sees the whole path, and it is good. 🌱"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you whoever you go." ~Joshua 1:9. 🌱
The MCAT is a big deal. I've spent the last few months of my life studying for it, yet, I am not seeing the effort reflected in my practice exam scores. I need to push back my MCAT test date. Although this changes my timeline slightly, it is better to apply late with (hopefully) a competitive score than to apply early with a mediocre score. I'm thankful that I have mentors to guide me along the medical school admission process. I find solace in the fact that I am not the only one struggling with this exam. Hopefully someone out there reading this will be encouraged to know that they are not the only one struggling on their path. Don't give up. It will be worth it. This is just another detour. "Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well." -T. Roosevelt 📚🌤
Another glimpse into our weekend camping getaway in Mendocino this last weekend. Squinting into the sun (with plenty of SPF on), as we prepped our campsite. L and I lovvveee to cook and eat well, so we made sure to stock our little outdoor cupboard with spices, oils, vinegars, snacks and treats. As a Nutritional Therapist I'm a big believer in nutrient density and as a foodie I'm a big proponent of flavor. Speaking of flavor we found naturally dried sea salt (from the sea) while exploring tide pools 😍 We also made a flank steak over an open fire, grilled zucchini, made turkey burgers, and a whole lot more. It was a gourmet camping trip, as always 🍽🥒🍳🍖 #fortheloveoffood
Even as a kid, I had always wanted to pursue medicine! However, there came a time in my life where I was stuck between pharmacy school and medical school. Thankfully, I got the opportunity to be a part of UAMS pharmacy camp summer of 2016. Of course I enjoyed it, but once they showed us around the school of medicine, I was sold. I knew right then I would pursue an MD rather than PharmD. The point is, if you are unsure about a career path, try multiple ones! One example of this may be shadowing different doctors if you are unsure about a specialty, or shadowing other healthcare professionals if you just don't know what you want to do in the medical field. You will come to find where you fit in best by ruling out options that are "okay" or the options you just don't like!
Hi! I’m Shelley @shelleyjain, a second year medical student in NYC! I think maintaining a balance in life is so important, that’s why I continue to pursue some of my favorite hobbies when I’m not studying. I love to dance and travel - I’m working towards my graduation in Indian Classical Dance alongside medical school! I also love to draw so I started an Etsy shop selling my medical themed doodles on cases and shirts! Wellness is physical and mental, so I keep that mind to keep finding my balance!💚 What do you guys do in your spare time? #stetholifestyle#medstudent#usmle#usmleprep#medschool
Hey guys! I’m Helene @helene_the_queen, a second year MD student at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. My motto is definitely to “work hard, play harder.” Outside of studying I LOVE to workout and travel! Since being in med school I’ve gone to Mexico, El Salvador, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and the list goes on. Burn out is real, so I find it super important to keep a planner and plan out my study schedule, so that I can make time for the things that I find fun and de-stressing! I also love creating vlogs on YouTube about my life as a med student (Hey Doctor Helene). Check it out and subscribe! 💚 Do you have a YouTube channel? Drop it down below. #stetholifestyle#stethotravels#medicalstudent#medicine
from day 1 to day 1,376 (and counting!) with these rockstar PBL mates & lovely friends 😍
also thanks for reminding me of the time rushbrook couldn’t fucking tell the 3 of us apart and DREW GLASSES onto @laobelinda’s photo. #neverforget#thatssomebullshit
Dr. Gregory House sketch all done using only my LEFT hand! I thought I’d challenge myself to the task of drawing left handed since one day I’ll have to get used to having one surgical instrument in each hand anyways. Hidden talent: ambidexterity. Extremely fun brain training exercise. 10/10 will do again.
Wow Throwback to senior year of high school! Even then I knew what I wanted to do with my life!
Why do I want to be a doctor?
My family has been impacted a plethora of times by a variety of specialists- orthopedic surgeons, psychiatrists, Emergency medicine physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists... you name it, we’ve probably had experience with them!! I’ve always had a passion for helping people and after seeing how my family has been positively affected by physicians made me desire to be like them! I hope to one day help someone’s loved one increase their quality of life or maybe even save their life.
But why a physician?
Being the best I can be includes going the extra mile even in terms of education. Learning is one of my favorite things to do and I was blessed with the potential to do anything I put my mind to! So... why not strive to be a medical doctor? It’s a long journey with a lot of obstacles, but I believe I’m ready for anything this life throws at me. M.D, here I come!
Dirrrrrrty South Couture🙌🏾👊🏾This one is for all my #ATLiens 🍑 where the playas play, the beat is low, and where we’ll even deep fry an Oreo! These spring looks are perfect for @piedmontpark and @poncecitymarket strolling! // All my tees are under $15!🙌🏾shop each outfit here: http://liketk.it/2vLtd p.s. two of the shirts are from the men’s section, but I couldn’t resist! size down in those ones! #liketkit#LTKunder50#LTKshoecrush#LTKitbag#LTKunder100 @liketoknow.it
Today marked the start of my last formal week in the classroom! Very random realization made while reviewing clinical skills tonight- so very grateful for the toy companies that make mini anatomic models. Combined visual and tactile learner here, so I can’t begin to tell you how helpful having a tiny uterus was to learn my Leopold’s maneuvers, a heart to visualize ECGs, a stomach (and intestines not in photo) to get routes of digestion, and an ear full of tiny parts to comprehend hearing. We do what we can to learn, and this definitely made it much more fun along the way 👧🏻
It's official! Its been one year since I packed my car and drove 381 miles from Rochester, NY to Washington DC to start a new life, and take another serious step forward on my #MDPhDtoBe journey.
Celebratory manicures, champagne and gelato are in order- cheers to my next 2 years in the DMV!