What am I going to do? I have no transferable skills. This is what someone actually wrote on one of the medical Facebook groups I’m in after they found out they failed their boards. I had to really sit and marinate on that particular comment. This is what most of us believe as physicians. We limit ourselves to traditional patient
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Dear Black girl in medicine, We need you We need you to change the statistic We need you to change the narrative 2% is not enough We need you to apply We need you to study We need you to persevere We need you to finish We need more of YOU in medicine I don’t care what your advisor said.
That is the question. This is an ever present concern with women; especially women going into medicine. We want to “have it all” but wonder if it’s even truly possible. We are provided this strict timeline and get upset when we cannot adhere to it. When is the right time? Am I getting too old? Will I have to quit
Interview season is upon us and I cannot believe this is my fourth one. I love meeting all the interviewees and many ask about the transition between medical school and residency. How hard is it? Am I ready? Is it really that bad? There aren’t quite the words to describe the leap from medical school to residency. For four years
March 25, 2017 People always ask, if you were to do it all over again would you choose medicine? The deeper I get into medicine the more I think about this question. Should I have went into business or into accounting or pharmacy and making money in my 20s instead of waiting until my mid thirties? Is it worth being
Dear Nicole, I want to be honest with you. It will be hard. It will be challenging. But you will make it. You will leave undergrad to do Teach For America. I know it’s not the path you thought you would take before medical school but you will meet lifelong friends, your husband, and teach some amazing students along