Extracurricular Activities for the Undergraduate

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

No one expects you to go to college and not have any fun! Sure, it’s about education in the end, but life itself is all about balance and college is YOUR time to do YOU! I spent a great deal of my time in college having fun, and I would not trade it for anything. College is all about investigating who you are as an individual, and figuring out what you love and want to do for the rest of your life. Trust me when I say, it is NOT all about studying, all of the time. Most pre-med students…

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Applying to medical school

Monday, March 27, 2017

This is one of the most common topics I am asked about, on a daily basis. Although it has been quite some time since I applied to medical school, I remember being curious about the process. I also remember having had a difficult time determining the expectations of various medical schools. What do they look for? Am I good enough? Where should I start? If you are looking into applying for medical school, and having some of these thoughts, you are NOT alone. The process is tough, and stressful, but it IS manageable in the end. The key?? Start early….

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Getting into college

Monday, March 27, 2017

It has been quite some time since I applied for undergraduate school. However, I remember it like it was yesterday! I came from a school without much college preparation, and I ended up choosing the schools in Michigan (where I grew up) that were either prestigious, or that I knew other students from my high school attended. I definitely looked into Ivy League schools; I thought it was something I should be doing because of my GPA and goals of being a physician, but it wasn’t really where my interest lied. On a last minute whim, I decided to apply…

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Tips for shift workers

Monday, August 22, 2016

I have to give a shout out to my good friend, Rupy Aujla, otherwise known as @doctors_kitchen, who took part in this blog post, and who understands the true meaning of night shift work! Before and after shifts, people often complain of abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, low mood and increased susceptibility to common viruses. Studies looking at brain waves show that sleep rhythms are incredibly important to health.  Proper alignment influences metabolism, inflammation pathways and stress hormones. So it’s no wonder us night shift workers (I’m afraid to say) have a significantly shorter life expectancy than our 9-5 colleagues. But…

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The truth about naps

Monday, March 14, 2016

Who’s ready for a nap? Did you know there is a National Napping Day, in the United States? Let’s talk the truth about naps. Research shows that taking naps can reduce stress and fight fatigue. A short nap can improve performance, alertness, and can help increase your ability to stay awake longer, if necessary. Some tips for proper napping: Nap in the afternoon, if choosing to do so Timing is important; there are many resources out there, but 10-30 minutes seems to be the best length of time to nap and still enhance instead of harm performance later Set an…

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