“I’m always right” is something I say frequently, if jokingly, to my partner. It usually comes up in conversations about time or scheduling. I have an obsessively detailed memory when it comes to when something happened, or what is scheduled in the future; his concept of time aligns more with Doctor Who than with most others … More Owning Our Mistakes
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
As many people reading this know, I am in my first year of medical school and there is one thing I have heard consistently from those in the year above me: “If you think it’s hard now, just wait until next year”. I was not surprised by those comments, having heard similar ones when applying: “I’ve … More Does It Really Only Get Worse?
So, as I am in my second week on medical school proper and one week away from my first set of exams while still finishing up my paper from my research rotation ,I figured this would be a good time to remind myself why I am doing this. I’m sure many of you reading this are … More Why MD/PhD?
Choosing my first research rotation was really difficult. After my acceptance, I was invited back to the school to meet with researchers with whom I was interested in working. The problem was that it was hard to tell who I could work with and who I would want to work with. As is the case with many … More Choosing a Research Rotation
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