Deciding on a Gap Year

The Back Story I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, like since January. I’ve been grappling with the idea of taking a gap year since December/January, and officially decided that I would decide to do it in March. Sometimes I think being somebody who likes to think ahead is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing in that I always feel like I’m working towards something that motivation is always there (even if it’s a small amount),…


How To Get Shadowing Experience

“Things take time, so just be patient” Aside from classes, getting clinical experience has probably been the hardest thing for me so far. Despite completing a medical assistant program, I don’t have any certifications/ licenses. But even if I did, I’m not sure that I would even have the time to actually use them, but I digress. The point is, a few months ago I had very little to no relevant clinical or shadowing experience. This bothered me because it…


That Time I Shadowed a Psychiatrist

Going into this experience I was both nervous and excited. I’ve been trying to shadow for months and to have finally have gotten the opportunity made me feel so happy. I think I feared not liking what I saw and eventually questioning whether I chose to chase the right dream. While the whole point of shadowing is to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before you actually get into it, I would have felt really discouraged to…


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