Oversized scrubs, face masks, hair nets, and shoe covers? It’s shadowing time!

"...made me realize that medicine is not always rainbows and butterflies, and there are times where you have to learn to be human in order to comfort emotional and scared patients. I saw this and  it did not turn me away. That was when I knew medicine is my calling." Not only is doctor shadowing … Continue reading Oversized scrubs, face masks, hair nets, and shoe covers? It’s shadowing time!

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Scrub up for Parma, Italia!

Allora, I will now appeal to your taste buds by take you to the town of the original parmesan cheese and prosciutto ham 🙂 Of course, this is not the hospital kind of scrub but rather the kitchen/factory kind (aka the yummy kind)! As part of the program itinerary, we traveled to Parma, Italy to … Continue reading Scrub up for Parma, Italia!

Venice

Hello and welcome to my first travel blog! I traveled to Italy from May-June 2016 as part of a study abroad program. I went to many places in Italy and will be covering each city with full details in separate posts 🙂 Oh Venice, it's as beautiful as you imagine it. The scenery is the … Continue reading Venice

“We regret to inform you that….

...we are unable to consider you further for admissions...it was decided that you are not competitive enough..." The worst beginning to a sentence that I dread to read every time I open a medical school admissions decision e-mail....The kind of sentences that makes you feel empty, inadequate, and simply all-over numb. This week was rough because … Continue reading “We regret to inform you that….