back to school series part II: Study Secrets!

It has taken me a long time to figure out what really works for me in terms of learning. I wish I had the ability to read something once and fully understand it, but I am no Lexie Grey. If you feel you have the same terms of memory capacity as the fictional doctor, consider…

Back To School Series: Part 1 – Backpack Essentials

3 years of college in: here’s what I keep with me to fuel my study sessions and days of class! I joke that it is quite possible I am able to live out of my backpack for at least 24 hours, but the truth is, I have learned over time that it is much more…

Something For the Pain

The emergency room will always have a special place in my heart. Regardless of anything I have personally experienced, it is well know that the ED is its own entity; its own unique branch of medicine that is nothing like the other areas of the hospital. We see people at their very worse, sometimes grasping…

TACO TUESDAY TACO BOWLS (vegetarian, GF)

Happy Taco Tuesday, fellow foodies! I find that I am being asked for my most simple, most random recipes more than ever. Honestly, those are my favorite recipes to make and recreate. The best things come when you’re least expecting them, right? And WHO DOESN’T LOVE TACOS. This recipe makes them enjoyable for everyone. INGREDIENTS:…

egg-white omelette

It might be apparent to my readers that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so there is nothing I love more than a simple breakfast. We are taught in nutrition that eggs have gotten a bad rap over time because of their high amount of cholesterol, but that was overturned a few years…

keep your head in the game

I was asked to write on the topic of being a pre-medical student and being discouraged throughout one’s time as an undergraduate student. I was asked how I remain motivated and keep my mind in the game despite trials associated with being a student in a intense program of study – that won’t be getting…

cocoa pb nice cream

Banana “nice cream” is all the rage for those who are vegan, lactose-intolerant, and those that are looking to enjoy a frozen treat without all the cals + the notorious “I-ate-too-much-dairy” digestive discomfort. I have seen and tried PLENTY of variations of this frozen goodness from the internet including chocolate mint, raspberry vanilla, oatmeal cookie,…

histo how-to

If you are planning on going into a medical professional field and your school offers histology for undergrads, I highly encourage you to take it. The content is dense, but I believe it is a great preparatory course for several professional programs. I am happy to share with you a few tips that helped me with…

job shadow: PATHOLOGY.

As my followers, you guys know I am a firm-believer in the importance in shadowing. In fact, I wrote a guide to shadowing a few months ago! Though I am still an undergrad and do not yet have to make a decision about what specialty I am choosing to pursue, I find that exploring different…

Ethics Under The Knife

Dr. Matt Koepke is an oral maxillofacial surgeon who has gone through dental school, and furthered his education in surgery. He has written a book on modern ethics, and specifically, what goes on behind the scenes in healthcare. I won’t disclose the extent of the content or nature of his stories leaving you to experience it yourself,…

spring ’17 finals playlist

It’s MONDAY, May 1st (what) and finals prep is in full swing. I have created a playlist of some of my favorite songs to both relax and motivate you. We are almost to the end. The goal is in sight! This combination of songs can only help 🙂 Click here to find the playlist on Spotify or…

Top 5: Grab & Go Snacks

There are never enough hours in a day to get everything done. Is anyone else with me there? Preparing meals ahead of time is usually in the busy human’s repertoire, but grabbing *healthy* snacks may not be. Here are my top 5 favorite snacks that require little prep (if any), won’t upset your stomach, or your…