Hello to all of you readers! I know you will be seeing my biography, but I wanted to make a more personal introduction. First, I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of this community. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and experiences throughout my medical school journey. Second, I would love to get feedback from all of you. I want to be as helpful as I can, so if there’s something you want to know or any suggestions you have, please let me know. Lastly, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about myself and a few of my ideas for upcoming blog posts.
I’m going to start off by telling you a few things about me. Remember the Meyers-Briggs Test we all had to take at the start of medical school? Well, I am an ESFJ—go figure. One of my favorite things to do is put myself out there and meet people. I know that can sound intimidating, but the way I see it—you never know what you can learn from someone. Learning about others helps you learn about yourself; in turn, I think it makes you a better, well-rounded person. Not a bad idea when you’re going to be treating many different patients one day, right? Another random fact is that fall is my favorite season—leaves, perfect weather, crisp air, warm colors. A few other noteworthy things about me are that I am obsessed with neutral colors, a total beauty and fashion addict, a car fanatic, and an adventure-seeker. I share these things to show you that I’m more than just a medical student. I’m just as human as anyone else with many different interests. Speaking of interests, remember when we all had to complete that “dreadful” AMCAS application? If I said it was dreadful for me, then I’d be lying. The AMCAS application was my favorite part of the whole process. Why, you ask? Writing is one of my favorite creative outlets, so I am overjoyed to be writing on this blog. Okay, so that’s enough about me. I’ll get into the good stuff and share a few of my ideas for the upcoming month or two.
Over the next couple of posts, I want to share with you all what my first year of medical school has taught me. It was by far one of the best and most trying experiences of my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and I can’t wait to share some of why I feel that way with you all. I also hope to share some life advice and academic pearls throughout my time as a blogger. I know I’m being a bit vague, but I don’t want to ruin all of the surprises. I hope you’ll stay tuned and keep up with me throughout my time as a blogger for The Merck Manuals Med Student Stories.
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions and feedback along with sharing my passion for medicine and writing. Let the blogging begin!