Learnings

In the past several weeks I’ve matched to USC’s internal medicine program, graduated medical school, and now am preparing for residency (i.e. filled out 100+ pages of paperwork and bought Pocket Medicine and new shoes). The things I learned about medicine, becoming a doctor, myself, and life during these last four years of medical school are…

The Last Word

For me, this is not an end, but a beginning. It’s been a privilege to attend Loma Linda University School of Medicine the past four years and now I am moving on. I’ve moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and very shortly I’ll start getting oriented to my Pediatric Residency program. Before I say goodbye, I…

The Last 100 Days: The Final Countdown

Over a year ago, I added a widget to my computer to count down the days left until graduation. I have occasionally checked the count down throughout the past several months, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized we had hit the home run stretch. Just 100 days left, barely over 3 months. For those of you who…

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

It’s hard to know what to say, at times like these – I’ll admit, I’ve never been very good at goodbyes. I can’t believe my time at Loma Linda is over.  I leave Loma Linda overflowing with love, filled to the brim by a community that has embraced me, supported me, and given me four…

It’s Over, But Not Really

It is now just over a week since I marched at my Commencement ceremony and received my diploma. Yes, the actual diploma was inside the folder — which is very exciting since all my previous diplomas (college and high school) had to be mailed to me once the financial office had decided that I no…