5 Things M2s Want for Christmas

Done with test cycle 3! It was one of the hardest test cycles of medical school so far (first year test cycle 6 still takes the cake though). In the spirit of the Christmas season, I wanted to share a few things that second year medical students would love to have. 1. A “Pass” in…

My Christmas Break

Snow. Even though it can be found only an hour away, blanketing the mountains that border Loma Linda, I sometimes miss walking outside to find a blanket of fresh white powder. That’s one of my favorite parts about traveling back home for the holidays; frolicking and playing in one of nature’s gifts. Christmas is well…

Camaraderie and Opportunity

Christmas break started off on an uninspired note, after an amazing, yet much less than perfect (academically-speaking) first half of the first year. When the reality of personally unsatisfactory performances popped up as test results on my computer screen, I knew that this Christmas break would need to be more than just a holly jolly…

Thankful

The holiday season is by far my favorite time of year.  It’s the time for snuggling up in cozy sweaters and warm blankets, sipping peppermint mochas, spending time with friends and family, and celebrating all that we are thankful for. This year, the holiday season comes during a hectic and harried time.  According to our…

Communication Convention

To and back from the sunshine state, specifically Orlando. This past weekend I took a brief break from my med school studies––sort of, I still studied on the flights and in the airports––to revisit my college major, Communication: Public Relations and Journalism. Part of my course work included conducting a quantitative research study which I…