If you don't want to hear my life story, scroll to the bottom for more general gap year thoughts! With my gap year and last true summer of freedom coming to a close, I've been increasingly doubtful as to whether I've made the most of my time. Have I made enough meaningful memories and done … Continue reading Gap Year Reflections
Research Experience: To find a research position, browse through departments of interest or faculty pages and read previously published papers and current projects. If you find something that catches your eye, send a short but professional email stating your major, how you'd like to get research experience, why their research interests you, and suggest meeting … Continue reading Obtaining Research and Clinical Experience
You go to college to get more knowledge, but it's the involvement in other things that make these years memorable and worthwhile. What are extracurriculars needed for medical school? Though it's recommended to have at least one medically related extracurricular experience, join whichever organizations interest you. Remember quality over quantity. Pick some that resonate with … Continue reading Undergraduate Extracurriculars
Because of a fantastic AP biology teacher senior year of high school and my enthusiasm for science facts, I decided without hesitation that I would become a biological sciences major. However, in my third year, I learned more about my school's young but thriving neuroscience program. Then, during my last year of undergrad, my roommate … Continue reading Majors, Classes, and GPAs. Oh my!
I came across a post that said "I feel like I am constantly worrying about the next part of my life without realizing that I'm right in the middle of what I used to look forward to." Recognizing that this described my exact situation was a much needed wake up call. Although I've been working … Continue reading My Gastronomical Gap Year