From Providence’s Failing Public School System to Medical School. The unsung glory days of an education that shaped the doctor I am becoming.

I’ve lived in New York City for the past 11 years since starting  college at New York University in 2008. Today, I reside in Harlem, New York as a third year medical student.  Everyone I’ve met here states that I am the first person from Rhode Island that they have met besides watching the ‘Family […]

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14 Ways Medical School is like High School

 Disclaimer: please be advised that these views are based on my own experience compiled with commentary from my friends who attend other medical schools It’s October 3 and I had to make a Mean Girls inspired post about medical school because we’re all trying to make fetch happen! Upon entering medical school, I wasn’t exactly […]

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5 Ways to Learn Math Even If You Hate It

Once upon a time, this A and B student got her first D grade in Geometry. This made me hate math even more. I was devastated.  It was my sophomore year of high school and I had never gotten a D in my life. From there, I knew I could not continue down that spiraling […]

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 7 Ugly Truths of Medical School

This post isn’t meant to scare you away from medicine or give medicine a bad reputation. It is simply an honest and transparent reality.  This here serves as anticipatory guidance so that there are no surprises. Before you read, support the #strongcry movement by purchasing an item HERE. This movement was created to normalize crying as a […]

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5 Ways to Study Like an A+ Student

Everyone knows how to study. But not everyone knows how to study effectively. I’ve always been someone who studied and probably studied less than most students but would manage to get good grades. It wasn’t until medical school, where I had to actually devise a study plan to allow me to accommodate the increased workload […]

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