I write this blog in order to prepare premedical students for the road ahead. I want you to understand common obstacles facing medical students so you can be better prepared to overcome them. Medical training is akin to a roller coaster pulling you through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. On the one hand, medical school is extremely challenging but rest assured, it is very tough to ...

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What is holding you back from pursuing a career in medicine? What keeps you from going in 100 percent? Have doubts crept into your life and destroyed your premed dream? Is there someone whispering in your ear that you are not good enough or this is the wrong career option for you? There are many misconceptions about doctors and often times these are perpetuated by individuals who have never walked in a ...

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This is the question that every premed student must answer. It is the automatic query that follows after you have informed someone of your future goal to become a doctor. It is also the question many med school interviewers will ask in an attempt to gain their first impression of you. “Why do you want to be a doctor?” Everyone who poses this question has their own intention behind it. Your follow-up ...

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We all go through it. We all have regrets in life. They simply become painful, unescapable daydreams of “what could have been” if only I had only … I often remind young college freshmen who have finally gotten a taste of freedom stepping out of their parent’s home, that what they choose to do in the next 4 years just may dictate the rest of their lives. Our 20s can make ...

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shutterstock_253531033 I have received many questions on this topic from medical students so I thought I would share my thoughts on choosing the right medical specialty for you. I hope you find this helpful. 1. Relax. The medical degree offers more flexibility than any other graduate degree. Even if you realize your selected specialty no longer fits you there are multiple areas your degree ...

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“Good afternoon officer, is there something wrong?” I was a second-year medical resident on the way to my father’s birthday dinner.  It had been a very long week and I was dressed casually in a T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers.  Finally, I could kick back and be “normal” for a day. At least that’s what I had thought prior to being pulled over. I had previously experienced the occasional purse clutching woman, a few ...

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