Apartment Hunting Part 1: Choosing the Right Apartment

As I'm nearing the end of my first apartment lease, I wanted to compile a list of considerations when searching for a rental for future reference and for others who are new to renting and don't know where to begin. THINGS TO CONSIDER: Cost: Consider the monthly rent and additional fees: application fees, security deposit, … Continue reading Apartment Hunting Part 1: Choosing the Right Apartment

Medical School Application Timeline

Before reading this, remember that everyone's journey to medical school is different. Don't feel pressured to apply because everyone else is doing it or because it's when you're "supposed to". Apply when you feel ready. However, once you decide to start the application cycle for that year, it's a commitment. Crafting the perfect personal statement, … Continue reading Medical School Application Timeline

A Med Student’s Wishlist

Starbucks/ Bubble tea Giftcards: A gift your student will appreciate whether it's for the 8th straight hour of studying or a little pick-me-up. Low Maintenance Plants: Houseplants help remove indoor pollutants while uplifting one's mood and boosting productivity. Air plants, succulents, devil's ivy, and snake plants are almost indestructible and provide many benefits. They're a … Continue reading A Med Student’s Wishlist

Obtaining Research and Clinical Experience

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

Undergraduate Extracurriculars

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