When did going to work become dangerous?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Not a shift goes by, where I don’t encounter an unhappy customer. Don’t get me wrong; we are all entitled to our own opinions. Happiness and satisfaction are part of life, and something that I would say; most people strive for, on a daily basis. But when happiness and satisfaction become the most important focus on an experience with your doctor or nurse, what does that mean, really? What does that teach patients, and medical providers?   Here’s my take. And keep in mind this is my own opinion, in my own words, based on my own experiences.    …

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Writing your personal statement

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  I like to write, but writing a personal statement isn’t exactly my idea of fun. It’s August, which means that many of you out there are starting to write your personal statements for residency or medical school applications. If you are struggling with where to start, don’t fret. Take your time, make a list of points you want to highlight, and tackle the personal statement little by little. This is not something you should finish in one day. The personal statement takes time, reflection, and editing… lots of editing. You should think about having 2-4 editors, of different backgrounds.But…

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Michigan Love

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You all can probably tell that I love California, but Michigan will forever be my home sweet home. I was thrilled to have the time and opportunity to head home for a little summer getaway this past month. Even better, is that I was able to take Chris with me. He had never been to Michigan, but I knew he would appreciate the greenery and laid-back atmosphere. Well, I was right! Cue the extended length blog post… I hope you enjoy! We started in my hometown, where my best friend from high school was getting married. It was pretty amazing…

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The dreaded MCAT

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cue the dark music here. Does anyone actually enjoy studying for the MCAT? Let me start by saying that this blog post is not meant to discuss the actual test content or scoring, especially because I took the test TEN years ago. Yes my friends, the test was still on paper when I took it for the first time. I am indeed showing my age. I am here to tell you about MY experience with the MCAT, and it was not pretty. Viewer discretion advised… I took the MCAT for the first time during my junior year of college. I…

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Why Emergency Medicine?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The million-dollar question… why did I choose Emergency Medicine? My interest in Emergency Medicine began as an undergraduate student at Arizona State University. Most of the volunteer opportunities were in the Emergency Department, so I received most of my early exposure then. The Emergency Medicine physicians that I have met throughout my pre-medical and medical school training were always enthusiastic, fun, and seemed to love their job. They made it tough for me to love another field of medicine. That being said, I still planned to go into surgery all throughout medical school, up until it was time for me…

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