Earlier this week, I had an unexpected but rewarding conversation with our volunteer medical director during one of our evening clinics. I say “unexpected” because, to me, when Dr. Troise is at the clinic, she seems to take her work so seriously that sometimes she can be a little intimidating. Still, I was grateful to … Continue reading Happy National Doctors’ Day!
Building your hustle toolbox Over the weekend, after I gave a friend some advice about how to study for the MCAT, I had a kind of "oh, crap" moment. With the start of med school only a few months away, I suddenly realized that I need to get back into serious study mode, and sooner rather than … Continue reading Four ways to use Google Calendar as your to-do list
Challenge I was stoked to click "publish" for last Sunday's post, where I explain five study strategies I learned while preparing for the MCAT. I was stoked because I have gone through three or four drafts of that post for more than a year, ever since I took exam in January 2016. Since then, I feel like I've lost … Continue reading Three guidelines for blogging daily
No silver bullet A little while ago, a friend asked for some study tips as she prepared to take the Medical College Admission Test. After self-studying for the MCAT twice (and doing much better the second time around), I had learned five key strategies, all of which required daily discipline and hard work: Commit to the … Continue reading Five strategies I learned from self-studying for the MCAT (twice)
How the hell am I going pay for school? I'd bet money that every pre-med and med student in the United States today has asked himself that question before. (Seriously, I'll make that bet--I could use the cash.) One option for financing your education is to participate in the National Health Service Corps. The NHSC is a federal government … Continue reading Service & scholarship: the National Health Service Corps