Before I started medical school I was adamant that I hated politics and did not want to be involved in politics or policy in anyway. To be clear, I understood the importance of policy, so I begrudgingly made sure I was up to date on national and international politics and the policy changes that could … More The AMA: My Foray into Policy
I have successfully completed my first year of medical school! Well, to be honest, I finished last week but I spent some time getting too much sleep and visiting friends in other cities. Instead of writing a giant block of text, I figured I would tell you about some of the most important lessons I learned … More Lessons From Year 1
Update (4.25.17): I have added some suggestions from Twitter. Please keep making suggestions and I will add those to the list. Thank you! This post was inspired by a conversation I had with Nick Wan recently where I was talking about the amount of work my P.I. was putting into helping me and how I felt bad … More Becoming the Mentor I Admire
There are many aspects of transitioning from a full-time job to medical school that I thought would be difficult. Going from earning money for working all day to spending money in order to work all day was a big one. There is also a significant difference in time management: as someone with a full-time job, … More Medical School Transition – An Unexpected Difficulty
Well, I am not usually one to toot my own horn but I think this may be relevant to others. Today I received an Honorable Mention for my Clinical Research Presentation at the Wayne State School of Medicine Medical Student Research Symposium. This may not be an award that most celebrate, but for me it … More Honorable Mention: Presentation Torment Pays Off
I know that most of us are excited about the end of 2016, although somewhat nervous about what 2017 may bring. I am not one for resolutions and listing things I am going to give up, but I am drawn to the idealistic beauty of the “new year, new you” concept, so I do want to try … More Positive Changes in 2017
This isn’t a post about careers and families and whether it’s possible to have both. This is a post about careers and other careers and having both. A while ago a friend of mine wrote about being a “hyphenate” in the theater world: a writer and an actor. It’s a great piece and worth reading … More Can You Really Do Everything?
For the past couple of months I have had this feeling that I’m supposed to pay attention to something. It has been one of those situations where someone mentions something once and all of a sudden I am seeing articles about it everywhere, and it seems to have suddenly become a major topic. The reality … More Impostor Syndrome: Learning to Overcome Myself