My decision to apply to medical school was motivated by a broad range of factors stemming from both my academic and extracurricular experiences. My work first as a mentor and later as program coordinator for STRIVE, a program for teens with sickle cell disease (SCD), offered me insight not only into the lived experiences of […]
Being Non-Traditional: The New Normal
So in late June, I celebrated my (gasp!) 30th birthday, with some friends who aren’t in medical school (these are necessary if you ask me). While they are out in the real world, making a salary, buying houses, learning how to fold their laundry properly, I am 0 for 3. And I’m completely happy with […]
Applying to Medical School?
I remember when it was time for me to apply to medical school—I worried if I would be competitive enough, if I deserved a spot, what my MCAT score would be, and so much more. It can be a stressful time especially when your future career depends on it. I’ve known ever since I was […]