Transition from Student to Doctor

It’s hard to believe it, but I’m a 4th year medical student now! I took Step 2 CK, took a couple weeks off to relax with family, and just finished a month of ICU. It was a hard month, but I learned so much. I realized something truly magical happens between 2nd year and residency….

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Fall? Cool, crisp evenings. Leaves changing color, cascading to the ground. Pumpkin-flavored everything. Not quite. Loma Linda is still staying stubbornly in the 90s, and I’m pretty sure we are still in the middle of summer. While fall may have arrived for the rest of the nation, I am referring to something else. All of the fourth…

4th Year Rotations and Residency Applications

Hi there!  A lot of things have happened in the past month.  I  will go over some of them with you. 1. I’ve completed my Preventive Medicine rotation.  This is one of the required 4th year rotations, and it allows us to gain perspectives in unique areas of medicine.  I shadowed many different multidisciplinary health…

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…

Peace and Faith

The future is so close now. My whole universe is tightly focused upon one simple piece of paper – I will read it in 12 hours. My soul is quiet.  No more doubts, no more uncertainty.  The residency matching process is so hectic, that perhaps it’s only human to place hope in a Greater Power…