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),…

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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…

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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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