Was there a time in your life when you wished a day would last for more than 24 hours? There were too many items on your to-do-list that you feel so guilty getting a nap or just spending a little longer time enjoying your meal. Years ago, I read Stephen Covey's book 7 Habits of … Continue reading Working on My Backlogs
I officially waved goodbye to being a freshman medical student last week with an ironic feeling between let's-celebrate-this-a-huge-accomplishment and wait-you-are-just-on-the-first-step-of-a-hundred-step-ladder. Nevertheless, I can't deny the fact that I am really happy I survived year one alive (that was a year of torment with biochemistry garnished with anatomy and physiology). I had my fair share of … Continue reading Year 1, Done!
In the process of becoming a doctor, a healer, we often forget that we are humans too who need the same care that we provide. Often times, we indulge too much in studying to become "the doctor" that at some point we get sick and become "the patient". The same is true for every other … Continue reading The Irony of Being a Health-Care Professional
I am not saying that you shouldn't aim for a high NMAT score. To be honest, I want you to excel. But I also want you to know that when you get that high score you aimed for, it is not a guarantee for success in your medical career. I have known many with NMAT … Continue reading A High NMAT Score Does Not Guarantee Success as A Medical Student
How can I be an effective health care giver if I myself can't take care of myself and is sickly? This is what I always tell myself. That is why I've been trying my best to minimize health compromises as I keep my academics a priority. You know, what makes medical school really hard is … Continue reading #MedSchoolSurvivalSeries SELF-CARE
I am still in awe that the first semester is already over! A few months back, I have been blogging about my uncertainties regarding medschool but here I am now---grateful and satisfied for the tough times I had during my first five months in med. Because of that, I decided to create MedSchool Survival Series with this … Continue reading #MedSchoolSurvivalSeries STUDY HABITS
It's October 1 today! And I really can't believe I have been sleep deprived for two months now! Nevertheless, two months has been long enough for me to gain experiences or rather "milestones" in my journey to MD. So, how's medical school? Great! I am enjoying it and I praise God I am doing fine, … Continue reading So, How’s Medical School?