I don’t think I ever want to grow up! Thanks for the day of memories and wonders @okaquarium! ✨🐠
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Week 1: knocked on close to 100 houses and examined just short of 200 senior residents. “Knocked” is really a figurative term as many patients I’ve found perched outside their property, a common hangout thing to do in a town where not many things change on a day to day basis. One (of the many) very interesting cases is a dialysis patient, seen here telling me about his access site. The fact that I found a dialysis patient at all in a place with limited healthcare access was pretty surprising to me. Given the remoteness of this town, his trek to dialysis starts with a 3hr journey to the center (getting picked up at 3am-three times a week) for a 6am start, and a longer return trip due to traffic (getting home by 1pm).
Broadly-speaking, my goal is to examine every resident over 60 years old in town. I’m about 1/3 of the way there in a town of ~2750 residents. With 3 weeks to go, I’m taking my time documenting my experience as I learn more about the medical beliefs, traditions and customs that the town has.
5 2538 minutes ago
Thanks for visiting my new page! 🙂
I am a recent December graduate that finished my bachelor's degree in 3.5 years 🎓
Three weeks later, I moved to Boston, Massachusetts (pictured here) to work as a clinical research coordinator at one of the major Boston hospitals! 🏥
Research and medicine are my passions and I can't wait to expand my pre-medical school career 💉
Follow me as I tackle the MCAT/studying this spring while continuing my clinical research journey and applying for the 2020 cycle!
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Attended my first Baby Shower this weekend and it was overwhelming… and it’s not even my baby. haha So happy to have been there for one of my best friends and her hubby as they embark on this next chapter of their life. I can definitely wait to have my own, but I will gladly spoil your kid with affection, #HarryPotter everything, and food! You are going to be the dopest mom ever! #babyshower#itsnotafoodbaby#itsaboy#uncle
Today after I heard the news of the homeless veteran found dead, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we leave after we die. This is such a good thing to think about when you want to make an important decision in your life. The moment when you’re dying and all the highlights of your life, good or bad, flashes on front of your eyes..do you want it to be loads of Benjamin Franklin’s face on your $100 bills? Or do you want it to be the faces of all the people you’ve helped or positively affected in some way? Gladly for the poor homeless veteran, there must have been tons of rich experiences full with pride in serving his country and being an advocate for other veterans. In today’s shallow world, let’s try to see what’s more important deep down.
2 16an hour ago
Happy Sunday night from my couch!!! Finished up my 2 week rural obgyn and starting 2 weeks of clinic tomorrow with ultrasound in the AM! 🥰
🎉 GIVEAWAY 🎉
I’m in a gap semester right now and having a blast. I‘m loving having time to go to Zumba, edit personal statements, listen to podcasts, shadow some of my favorite specialty physicians, and read! As a thank you for all of your support during the last few weeks of opening my small personal statement editing business I decided to giveaway:
1) Human Torso Model (pictured)
2) A copy of the Med School Survival Kit (also pictured and it has incredible tips for studying.
3) A free edit of your personal statement (package 2). **this doesn’t have to be a Med school personal statement and can be replaced with an edit of your resume,etc. You can also save this for any upcoming cycle.**
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Business per usual
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I spent part of the weekend down in San Diego for a conference. Had a great time networking, getting inspired, and collaborating for research ideas.💡 Even got to try @limebike for the first time! I also had some time to think about and refocus my goals—both personal and professional.
Writing down your goals turns an idea into something concrete and helps to refocus your daily life to support that plan. Let’s get it in 2019!
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Today is a significant day, as we experience a super moon, wolf moon, and full moon eclipse tonight.
And it is also freedom day in my church.
Today is the day that we have the opportunity to walk forth with faith that the breakage of any and all chains in our lives will occur.
Stepping forward into the truth that freedom exists is well, freeing.
My spiritual journey has been the most rewarding thing to my life.
Choosing to completely surrender my old mindset to the faith based mindset changed me.
Choosing to follow Jesus and pursue a life through faith vision was the best choice I made.
From the moment I decided to rededicate my life, my choices, my thoughts, my actions, to a life full of the Holy Spirit and miracles, and God’s love, light and goodness, was the the moment that forever changed me and my life.
I’ve dealt with so many horrific situations, and tragedies in my life that the only reason as to why I survived and came out victorious was because of my faith that God loved me, no matter what I would face in my life journey.
And to this day, I’ve held onto the anchor of my faith and it has transformed me, changed me, evolved me, and healed me.
Today is a powerful day to believe bigger for yourself and for your life.
You are not stuck in your circumstances, unless you allow yourself to be stuck.
You can break free from what tries to steal, kill, and destroy things around you, and even you.
With the power of God, anything is possible. Miracles exist because of God’s love for us.
We as believers have the authority to initiate those miracles in our lives and others lives. But what I’ve learned is in order to activate this empowering lifestyle, one must have faith. Faith in themselves, faith in God, and faith in the impossible.
I’ve been healed from Lyme disease, and I’ve been healed from depression, grief, broken hearts, and broken free from chains that tried to keep me from my destiny.
Reflect on your life where your lack of faith and belief is, and change it.
See what the change produces.
There are powerful forces working behind the scenes and there is more to life than meets the eye.
God fights for us daily, so fight for yourself too.
(Cont below 👇)
9 1073 hours ago
Classes will be starting for this Wednesday. One of my favorite school essentials is a planner and this year I’m so excited to be using the Passion Planner. I’ve heard so my good things about and after watching some plan-with-me videos on YouTube I decided to get one for 2019! The goal behind the passion planner is to help people set their goals and create a passion plan to achieve those goals.
The first few pages have some space for you to create your passion roadmap and map out your first passion plan. I thought I would share mine with you all so you guys could see some of the goals that I have for myself and some things that I want to do in the coming years. As I continue using this planner I want to share with you guys how I use it to plan out my weeks and achieve my goals.
Do any of you use the passion planner? What’s your favorite planner?
I hope you’re having a great weekend!💕💕
Let's show your nursing pride!😍I believe it's important to honor your passions, and it's definitely great if we can find ourselves in these activites in stead of doing them just to fullfill our responsibilities. Then, we will be able to fully enjoy them and find the motivation to keep progressing! Nursing is hard, but we are ready👌👌 What about you?? Love to hear your thoughts on this🤗 👉 We are almost done with our FIRST EVER nurse gifts! We hope to bring this in dedication to all amazing nurses, so prepare to save your spot for them!!❤🆒️
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Yikes! Applications feel so soon and I feel like I have nothing to write about/ my story is boring. I think I’m just going to pour money into some admissions counseling because I really need someone to motivate me and help make me stand out.
Did anyone else have this paralyzing fear of working on their application? I wish I had more time but I still have plenty so I’m going to get started this week. .
I feel like this is such a non-issue and that I’m freaked out for no reason, but I can’t be the only one! If anyone has advice on how to get started or maybe had admissions counseling please let me know! I’d love to feature your tips on my story 💓
𝚂𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎 & 𝚂𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚢 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚍
9 1037 hours ago
Throwing it back, because who wouldn’t miss those sneakers? A beach always puts me in a good mood! #sneakers#sanjuan#tbt
Just some quick Biology notes before I go out this afternoon ✨ also started playing around with the time lapse feature so feel free to swipe and see the process of me taking the notes for today 🔥😤 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Topic: Ecology/ Species Interactions
Pen: 0.38 @mujiusa
Views from today // favorite (pre med) books .
1. When Breath Becomes Air - Kalanithi
2. The Citadel - Cronin
3. Being Mortal - Gawande
4. Mountains Beyond Mountains - Kidder
5. My favorite from 2018: All the Light We Cannot See - Doerr 💙
Let me know your favorites!
A year TO THE DAY apart! From getting ready for step 2 CK/CS ➡️ step 1. A lot has changed from 2019 ➡️2018 including heavier bags under my eyes, more time in the gym, a new city & my first grey hair 👵🏼😭. I’ve definitely had to schedule some more self care because third year is DRAINING but the most rewarding experience. 👩🏼⚕️
12 1118 hours ago
Loving this book!
“What a Time To Be Alone” by Chidera Eggerue (@theslumflower) has been helping me realize so much about myself.
💋One of my bigger new years resolutions was to become comfortable with who I am.
🤗Today, I’m showing myself love by journaling about the ups and downs of my week, ways I can improve next week, and things I definitely need to avoid.
⁉️Why pay attention to self-love? Until you are comfortable with yourself, I don’t ever believe you can be truly happy. Until you are comfortable with you, the positivity you spread will be limited to good days. Until you are comfortable with you, the void in your heart will remain- no material object or human can fill the void that was meant for the love from yourself.
🙌🏻Self-love is a must, no matter how you reach it. I choose to work on my nutrition, exercising, and making better choices for myself this week than the last.
🤩Tell me below: how do you express your self-love?
#10000hours 😉Practice makes perfect. Don't worry, he gave me consent 📝☺️💥POP QUIZ💥 What procedure am I doing⁉️ TAG a healthcare friend to see if they know.
A. CT-Scan guided needle thoracentesis
B. Fine needle aspiration of breast cyst under X-ray guidance
C. Ultrasound for Chest tube
D. Ultrasound Peripheral line placement
E. None of the above
🔥Okay, maybe he didn't actually give me consent, but I'm sure Mr. Jon Doe Dummy would be 💯% okay with me sticking a needle in his neck 😱😩😰🤔🤒🤐🙃 you know, for teaching purposes👨🏻⚕️ For my non-healthcare professionals, this is an ultrasound🎥🎛machine🤖 used by Anesthesiologists 🙋🏻♂️, Cardiologists, Radiologists, vascular surgeons, technicians, even moms (well, labor and delivery🤰🏼👶🏾 and more) to visualize anatomical structures. By sending sound waves through a transducer, we are able to visualize structures based on different "echogenicities (e.g. bone/tissue more hyperechoic and white) vs fat/blood more hypoechoic and black) aiding in diagnosis and management in medicine and beyond. I am placing a central📌line in the Internal Jugular Vein💆🏼♂️; an invasive procedure that is indicated in patients requiring rapid fluid resuscitation (like if you're really, really thirsty? 💦😛 No silly doctor! fluid resuscitation for emergency🚨 venous access and volume replacement e.g., after a gun shot🔫wound or knife🗡to the chest; also indicated for delivery of caustic medications, cardiac monitoring, hemodialysis, and more❗️Contraindications include patient refusal, contaminated/burned site, obstructed vein e.g. clot or stenosis (and more). Watch out for that carotid artery though🚩💔 (Advice💎 raise your needle hand higher and aim for the ipsilateral nipple 💉) and always gown/mask/glove/clean🛁/drape to reduce the risk of infection🤢🐉👩🏼🔬 *
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me??? not in ceil blue? unheard of. (mixing brands though bc my top is still in the embroidery studio) •
today i am starting a week long vlog that i’m starting with today’s scribing job! hit up my story or comment below with what you want to see!
Back in Montreal after a two week endocrinology rotation!❄️ (And the city welcomed me with a snow storm😂).
Having had such a short rotation was great for getting a glimpse of the specialty, but also a bit hard to get a good grasp of the material and feel confident about knowledge - lots of material in a very short time🧠. Therefore, I had to study quite a lot before the rotation, during the first week and the weekend in between my two weeks in service, but I think it payed off!🤓 I now feel a lot more comfortable with common endocrinology conditions like diabetes and thyroid disease, which will be useful in whatever my future career will be...and I guess endocrinology is now in the options for my future physician self - I guess we’ll see👩🏻⚕️😁
You’ll be fine. It’s just a little stress...that’s all😂😂😂
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“So, why do you want to be a doctor?”
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Just a tiny nugget enjoying the fresh air 🐾
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A girl can dream right? .
I’m inspired all the time by the physicians at Children’s Hospital 💕 most of them were trained right at Harvard and they’ve always been my inspiration growing up.
I got to be a part of a few research studies while I was at my cardio check up! It involved a lot of uncomfy things like extra breath holding in my MRI and also giving tissue samples for congenital heart defect banks. Although it’s not the best, I know it’s helping future patients to have better treatment.
I hope that you all try to remember your “why” this week ❤️ 𝚂𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎 & 𝚂𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚢 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚍
I’m loving my classes so far this semester!
The only thing is that I’m busy all the time and I get to spend my weekends doing homework and studying.
All of my classes take up quite a bit of my time, but hey... at least they’re interesting.
What classes will be giving you the most trouble this semester? Mine are all of my major courses, honestly. Biochemistry’s intricate content, ecology because it’s out of my comfort zone, cognitive neurodevelopment because of the time it will take me to read, present, and summarize research articles. Neuroscience for communication won’t be too bad because I’m familiar with the content. Research in psychology won’t be bad either because we aren’t running experiments every week and lab meetings only take up a little over an hour every week.
I’d say my time management skills will help me be successful this semester!
(18/365): Got some work done prior to heading out on adventures and shooting some photos. Hopefully it doesn’t blizzard again today 🤷♂️❄️
What’s the coldest temp you’ve been in/most snow you saw?
Trust the timing of your life. I would tell myself 10 years ago not to worry so much about what the future would hold. Medical school, marriage, kids it would all come together. -
On the left I just graduated from college and joined Teach For America. I had taken the MCAT once but wasn’t quite ready to tackle medical school and was glad that TFA presented itself. I had lots of worries about the future at this point. Ironically moving to Atlanta allowed me to meet lots of new friends, gain teaching experience, and meet my hubby.
Fast forward 10 years later, I finished 4 years of medical school, finishing the last of 4 years of residency (5 month countdown anyone?), coming up on 8 years of marriage and two children. Whew! -
So now, I will tell myself the same thing. Don’t worry about what the next 10 years may hold. It will all work out. #10yearchallenge
#tbt to the exact moment I knew that I fit best in medicine.
In 2016, I went to pharmacy camp because I wanted to explore that career option. I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field because I wanted to devote my life to serving others as a healthcare professional.
I’ve considered many career possibilities and different paths, but practicing medicine as a physician is my true calling. “The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find.”
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The hematology lectures are over, and now it’s time for some renal physiology and pathology ⏱ Med school can be very fast-paced, including quick transitions between subjects. I try to stay on top of the material by constantly reviewing. What study strategies do you use to make sure you don’t fall behind❓