“If you want to see things at a global level, start at a village level. Give women the tools and education and they will drive the change.” –Melinda Gates I believe there are many individuals around us we can look to for inspiration. Within medicine, I have found many of those persons to be my […]
Sharing a Fear: Night Rotations
I think it’s important that I keep things real and share some of my fears and even vulnerabilities at times. I enjoy writing about topics and experiences I really care about. So let me share a fear—working nights. When you’re doing nights where I train in residency, you’re all alone. You’re the only psychiatrist in […]
Show & Tell: What’s in my Whitecoat?
After watching celebrity and influencer “what’s in my bag?” videos, I thought it would be fun to put my own twist on this trend. I often have students ask me what are some essential items that I like to keep in my whitecoat for rotations, so here I have come up with a list of […]
Should You Attend a Caribbean Medical School?
Why attend a Caribbean medical school? Caribbean medical schools overall are known to be more accepting of students from the United States, Canada, and other countries who wish to one day work in the US as a physician. Compared to US medical schools, they are much more lenient in regards to their minimum accepted MCAT […]
Supportive Psychotherapy: What Is It?
Supportive psychotherapy occurs in almost every doctor-patient encounter and is the type of psychotherapy provided to the vast majority of patients who are seen in psychiatric clinics and mental health centers. In fact, supportive psychotherapy has been a part of my residency training in psychiatry. I started during my second year back in July. I […]
Gift Ideas for Med Students & Health Care Professionals
The holidays have finally arrived—my favorite time year! It is such a special time because the holidays bring together our family, friends, and colleagues. It’s a time where we can celebrate our blessings and express our gratitude for one another before kicking off the new year! Shopping for a medical student, doctor, or health care […]
5 Tips to Prepare for Match Day 2022
I was recently invited to a serve and speak on a panel for a session called “Preparing for the 2022 Match for AMA Members.” There were incredible panelists and so much great, sage advice shared. I was asked some great questions, and I thought I would share some of my responses. The first question I […]
Autopsy Rotations: Returning to My First Patient
In medical school, we are often told upon entering the cadaver lab that the bodies in front of us should be treated as our first patients. For most of my colleagues, this is largely rhetorical as while we should obviously respect our cadavers—most physicians hope to never see a patient in the morgue again. As […]
Let’s Destigmatize Therapy in Medical School
As medical students, we are trained on how to take care of a patient’s mental health; however, all too often we overlook taking care of our own. Some students may feel that prioritizing mental health shows weakness in a world where we are expected to seem “perfect.” As students, we strive to build our resumes […]
Should You Pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH)?
Several pre-meds applying to medical school have asked me whether or not they should apply to combined MD and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs—or at least consider pursuing an MPH in the future. For anyone unfamiliar with my background, I obtained my MPH at Yale during my 3-year gap between college and medical school. […]