One of the reasons I started this blog was to document my journey to medicine, from high school to college and hopefully through medical school and so on and so forth. I want people to be able to see themselves when they’re reading my posts. This journey is long and hard, and I’m hoping that in each one of these articles, you can see that you are not alone. For your convenience, I have broken down the posts by education level.
I hope that you find to be helpful!
I was a Senior here– the year I decided to start my blog and document my journey to medicine.
My acceptance into VCU’s Acceleration program made the beginning of my journey to medicine feel more and more real.
Here, I’m reflecting on my Acceleration experience, and talking about what the word “sacrifice” has become to me.
Written During My First Year // At this point, I was learning how to navigate college, and how to be out on my own as a fully functioning adult.
Here, I briefly share why I changed my major from Biology to Sociology.
In this post, I’m discussing my first conference experience. This is the day I met Dr. Karen Morris-Priester, who became my first doctor-idol if you will.
Here, I speak about my struggle with mental health, and how important it is to protect it at all costs. This post truly speaks to how serious overwhelm can be.
I shared the people who I found to be inspiring. If you’re looking for a quick dose of motivation, check this out.
Here, I’m reflecting on the successes and failures of my first year of college.
Written During My Second Year // The year is the year that I decided that I would take (a) gap year(s). I truly grew into my own this year.
Because who doesn’t love gifts?!
After having trouble with the process, and finally stumbling upon some grace, I decided to share some tips on how to get shadowing experience.
I reflected on my own shadowing experience with a Psychiatrist.
Another round-up of people you should be following as a pre-med student.
I talk more about how I ended up majoring in Sociology, and why picking a non-STEM major as a pre-med student isn’t taking the easy way out.
In this post, I talk in-depth about how I decided to take a gap year (maybe 2). I suggest you read this if you’re thinking about doing the same.
Here, I speak more about my initial thoughts about becoming a teacher. It’s relevant to my Journey to MD because I once thought about taking a gap year to teach. Check out this post to see what ended up happening with that.
Written During My Third Year // The year I started studying for the MCAT.
In this post, I talk about my experience with Kaplan’s diagnostic exam and how I plan to study for the MCAT.
I was supposed to spend Summer 2019 studying for the MCAT (and taking it), but things didn’t go as planned.
Written During My Fourth Year // The year I continued to study for the MCAT and officially sat for the exam.
This is a link to all MCAT related posts from my first attempt at the exam.
Written During My First Gap Year
In this post, I discuss why I decided to take a nurse aide course and my plans upon completion of the program.