Ah, the Ph.D. application process. That can be quite intimidating, stressful, and/or tiresome. The biggest peace of advice I can give to you is: DO YOUR HOMEWORK. I want to emphasize that everyone comes from different backgrounds, resources, and experiences. This is about choosing the right school for YOU. I had NO IDEA what this process would be like. It … Continue reading OH, ALL THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP. DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP. Yes, I purposely wrote that two times because sometimes we need to hear it over and over again before we actually start to let it sink in. Though I talk through my personal experience, this post isn't just about me nor is this about having you follow my … Continue reading JUST KEEP SWIMMING
OH THE DREADED GRE/GMAT... It's important to note that everyone has a different learning curve. I, for example, struggled the most with this portion of my graduate school application. Not only am I a terrible standardized test taker, but I also have a very week quantitative foundation. When I had spinal surgery, I was home-schooled … Continue reading HAPPY GRE/GMAT! MAY THE CURVE BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR…
Hola y bienvenido a "Funding Friday"! Hello and welcome to Funding Friday! I think we can all agree that school is ridiculously expensive. I swear I've had countless times where I wanted to go up to the school board and quote Kevin Hart and say, "See, I would but you see, the way my bank … Continue reading “BUT YOU SEE, THE WAY MY BANK ACCOUNT IS SET UP…”
INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE, INSANE IN THE BRAIN Finding joy in the mundane & stress filled days In light of #WellnessWednesday and @draunna (Aunna Pourang, MD)'s initiative #MindfulMed , today's focus is mindfulness. Rather than share the broader efforts I make to achieve this, I am going to share one of my more narrow methods. Specifically, I … Continue reading SANE IN THE MEMBRANE, SANE IN THE BRAIN
Before 2015 I wasn't one who succeeded in finding work-life balance. In fact, I'd describe my previous routine as simply: work life. Though I still did well for myself at work/school and I made time for fun in the past, my lifestyle often led my mental and physical health down the drain. In 2015, I … Continue reading A HEALTHY BODY IS A HEALTHY BRAIN
Hey everyone! Welcome back 🙂 One factor that added value to my journey thus far is my participation in developmental activities. I was fortunate to have advisors who introduced me to these opportunities and I wanted to raise awareness for those who didn't know that such programs exist! These programs can help to be a more … Continue reading RESEARCH? YOU MEAN LIKE GOOGLE?
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