My residency orientation starts in 2 days (eeek!) and it feels like I’m preparing for the 1st day of school 😂 I packed my bag today and wanted to share #whatsinmybag for orientation! Water bottle because, hydration! Planner, notebook and pens to jot down important notes. Zipper pouch with essentials that I basically take everywhere (swipe to see what’s inside)! And my laptop, wallet and keys of course! What’s in your bag?
👜Bag & Wallet: @katespadeny graduation gift from my parents and future in-laws ♥️
🍼Water bottle & Planner: @target! Water bottle was on sale for $5 and comes in so many colors and patterns! Planner is @thedaydesigner
📓Notebook: @shinola Memories to remind me of home & my favorite city, Detroit!
👛Zipper Pouch: @lancomeofficial
🤗Getting everything ready before school starts 📚 Count down to the first day is 6 weeks 🙃
Many of you guys have asked me the details of my Med school application and there is a lot I don’t want to reveal but here is what I will tell you! 😜
-I only applied to 5 medical schools (2 MD and 3 DO) because I wanted to stay as close to home as possible 🏡
-The hardest part of my application was the personal statement 🤯
-I turned in my DO and MD applications on the same day (which made my DO app a month late 😬) so don’t stress too much but try to get your app in ASAP! *I’m so excited that the school I’m going to is so close to where I live already 🙌🏻 I’m so thankful to have my parents and boyfriend’s support ❤️ Btw that’s my mom in the picture with me 😁
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding applying to Med school this summer! I know it’s overwhelming but you’re so close to your dream 🏩👩🏼⚕️
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DABBING? // #chicmedwoman
I’m glad that over the years I’ve found a balance; to be an adult but also find times to be a kid at heart. ♥️
Speaking about being a kid, who is excited for these movies that have been long overdue!?
1. The Invincibles 2
2. Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom ◀️ (My childhood)
Which one will you be seeing first?
Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I want to welcome our new followers to DocStory! So glad to have you guys on board along our journey through medicine. We strive to be here for guys throughout yours!
Whether it’s words of inspiration or to help you get into and survive medical school, we’re here to help! We currently have more than 20 amazing medical student interviews from more than 15 different institutions! If you explore their interviews you can learn:
• What it’s like to be a student at THEIR school.
• Key study habits that have enabled them to be successful.
• Crucial lifestyle habits that drastically enhance well-being and prevent burnout.
• Things that we medical students wish we did differently as a premed.
And much more!
👉 Click on the link in the BIO to explore!! 👈
And as always, we are here for any questions regarding the medical journey, including specific help with your applications and essays! Don’t ever hesitate to shoot us a message 🙂 Looking forward to hearing from you guys! Hope you all have a wonderfully balanced and productive week 😎
Being a premed student has so many challenges. You’re constantly worrying about whether you’re doing enough to be successful. However this summer I’ve decided to worry less, work hard, study and enjoy life more. #newbeginnings#premed
Excellent patient outcomes is what we always shoot for! Sometimes we obtain positive outcomes that we do not necessarily expect or are seeking....This patient has suffered from neck and arm pain for years, and failed decompression/fusion surgery. She also suffers from a nonparkinsonian tremor movement disorder of her lower extremities, and has seen numerous specialists over the years for both disorders. We proceed with spinal cord stimulation with the Medtronic Intellis platform to address her severe neck and arm pain, which gave her 70% relief.. Of note, it completely took away her movement disorder! No more tremors in the legs!!! There are other case reports that describe this in the literature. Gonna write this case up for the next #asra meeting...
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Crunchy Quinoa —> QuinWHOA!! My mom and I topped our baked halibut with crunchy quinoa! Made quinoa like regular, then let it dry then baked it! Seasoned with a little salt and pepper too. Perfect with sautéed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and extra capers 😛 Halibut baked at 425 for about 40 minutes. Happy Monday! 💪🏻
Current study view 😄
Week 3 of PA school is off to a great start! We have our first Anatomy exam + practical and first Standardized Patient Encounter this week and a Biochem exam early next week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So far PA school and I have a love-hate relationship 😂 but I am so, so grateful to be here and can see the light at the end of the tunnel..... it might just be a very long tunnel! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shout out to the other PA students starting today! @melinda.palife You go Glen Coco!
“Scientists estimate that the odds of being born on this earth, are 1 in 400 trillion. Yes... 1 in 400,000,000,000,000. When you really feel the significance of this miracle, and you really understand how fragile your life is; how short, even the longest human lives are. You start to understand how stupid we must be, for fearing to take a risk on living out our dreams.... Fearing to take a risk on living out the life that we want to live..” -unknown
How true is this? Out of the trillions of possibilities that could have transpired, you were born. Of all the different outcomes that could have been, you are here. Through everything you’ve endured, you are still here. You cannot tell me that doesn’t make you swell up with pride, even in the slightest bit.
You can accomplish every one of your wildest dreams. I promise you, no matter how much I used to think about it; I never actually believed in myself enough think that I would actually wear XL shirts again, that I would actually have a 36 waist. I probably would’ve laughed at you, if you’d told me one day I’d be down over 200 lbs. The day it hit me, “You know what, I want to be a doctor, specifically a heart surgeon.” I just laughed it off. For about 6 months, I had the thought in my mind; however I was terrified to even say it out loud because of how daunting of a task it was. I didn’t want to tell friends and family for fear of letting them down. One day I was listening to a @ted talk, and realized that I can have this dream. I can make it mine. I can become Dr. Ethan Still. That day, I made it publicly known, and haven’t looked back.
No matter what your goal is. No matter what dreams keep you up at night. Whatever fuels your fire, keep grinding. Keep pushing. Don’t ever quit. You were put on this earth to make a difference. You were put on this earth to bring change. Keep working, one day this will all be oh so worth it. Every sleepless night, every long work day, every minute away from your family, every hour spent studying. You are amazing, and you will bring great things into fruition.
Tag someone who needs to read this, who needs some positive words of encouragement. 🙏🏼❤️
After endless hours in the library 📖, many tears💧shed, and gallons of coffee ☕️ consumed I was so relieved to finally receive this piece of paper! It’s such an amazing feeling when you see all of your hard work actually pay off. So when you’re losing motivation to study or don’t see an end in sight, just remember to keep going and that it is possible!!
P.S.- I applied to two AA schools, got offered an interview at both, and then got put on the waitlist for both of them.. to then be offered a spot in both of them months later. They made me sweat it out. 😅 After being waitlisted to both schools, I thought I was going to have to take a year off (which is completely normal), but I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do during that year off. Moral of the story - hope for the best, but prepare for the worst! Just because you don’t get in on the first time doesn’t mean you should give up. Figure out what you need to do to improve your application and try again! Don’t let a small setback discourage your goals. 👊🏼
5 F A C T S about me:
1 - I love all coffee, I like most tea.
2 - I will never say no to sushi, HMU!
3 - I STILL don’t know what field of PT I’d like to work/specialize in, but I’ll be shadowing at sports med and the VA this summer to figure it out!
4 - I’m recently obsessed with iced matcha lattes and the craving was realll during Ramadan
5 - I am an admissions ambassador and am going to be co-leading the Mental Health, Humanities, and Education student interest groups (SIGs) in my PT program as a 2nd year and I am stoked 😎
Tell me some facts about yourself below! && thanks to everyone who tagged me!
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I need all the prayers tonight! I’m taking my Level-2 med school boards tomorrow morning. .
I’ve gotten into this routine when I take standardized exams and thought I’d share what I do... essentially it comes from someone who has really high test anxiety and this definitely helps calm me down:
1️⃣ Prayer and scripture reading. It always helps to feel close to God so you don’t go into panic mode.
2️⃣ I stop hard core studying 2 days before the exam. My brain needs the rest.
3️⃣ The night before I use Lavender on my pillow and have found beneficial to use Chamomile tea to wind down. Helps me get sleepy enough to get a good night’s rest. Ambien isn’t a good option. And I need a full night’s rest so I’m definitely not delaying bedtime.
4️⃣ The morning of, I wake up extra early and get a cardio workout in— I’ve loved doing anything with Shaun T because he’s really motivating and it’s helpful to get my anxiety out with some HIIT. So I opt for Insanity-type workouts, but T25 is good too.
5️⃣ I have carb loaded for 2-3 days prior to testing. Then on the day of, until the exam is over, I low-carb so there’s no chance of getting an energy crash during the exam. Note that I didn’t say “no carb”, as I get some carbs via fruit in the morning. It’s important to have good nutrients because you’re literally having to use your brain and it needs to be functioning at peak performance. This also means absolutely no junk food.
I hope this helps anyone out there that has performance or testing anxiety. I rely on these things and it works well for me. But definitely appreciate all the prayers and/or positive vibes my way! I’m thankful the Lord has allowed me to get this far. 🙏🏼
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I see many people start off as premed in their undergrad years then as they get their first bad grade, they give up. There dream wasn't strong enough.. I started this page to help encourage others even myself to not let my dream die.
Quote: At first they will ask why you are doing it. Then they will ask how you did it. .
June is Aphasia Awareness Month! Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia 🗣
What is aphasia? It’s a condition caused by damage do the brain, most commonly by stroke, that affects a person’s language. Aphasia patients tend to have trouble communicating because their ability to produce and/or understand speech and reading/writing is affected.
As healthcare providers, we must be patient. It’s not easy communicating with aphasic patients - it may be hard for us to understand, but it’s 100000x harder for the patient to get their point across. #swipeleft for some tips on overcoming the communication barrier!
Also, shoutout to all the amazing speech language pathologists! Thank you for all the work you do, especially with patients with aphasia ❤️
Understanding the results of "landmark articles" and staying up-to-date with the latest evidence is important for any healthcare provider. I'm often asked which journals I use (primarily the New England Journal of Medicine, Anesthesiology, JAMA, Critical Care Medicine), but I think having a workflow is more important to catalog, analyze, and reference articles at a later date.
Check out my blog post (link in profile bio/story) where I have a screen recording of how I use Mendeley, a free reference manager, in addition to PDF compression to archive a new article from the New England Journal of Medicine. Drop me a comment below with questions, and let me know how you all archive important literature!