January of your second year is the ideal time to buckle down and start preparing for the boards. My biggest piece of advice I can offer is to not overwhelm yourself with too many resources. Pick a couple that work for you and stick with them. Because 10 books or study resources would be way too … More Top 10: Resources to use for Studying for USMLE Step 1
Now that we have rung in the new year, the countdown to graduation is on! In less than 6 months I will officially be able to add the title of “doctor” before my name. With my growing excitement also comes a pang of anxiety. With more freedom means more responsibility. This month I have been … More The (Real) Doctor Will See You Now
When I was young, I enjoyed reading but I never described myself as an “avid reader”. In high school, I skated by my AP Literature and Language classes by using Spark Notes for the books that my naive self thought would be boring. In college I was too busy or too broke to purchase books … More TOP 10: Books Every Medical Student Should Read
Prosopagnosia, is the medical term for “face blindness” or the inability to recognize faces. I often joke I suffer from face blindness as I struggle to find family members in the airport or friends in public places. I frequently introduce myself to classmates and attending physicians I have already worked with because I fail to … More The Faces I Can’t Forget
H & K DO Nut Shop Shop: Although I lived in Erie for over a year I had never heard of this donut shop before. In researching this place on yelp, it only had a measly 5 reviews! I decided to seek out more information and stumbled across their facebook page which had a 4.8 … More H & K DO Nut Shop
District Donuts Shop: I visited the Magazine Street location which was the original District Donut location. There was plenty of parking in the gravel lot next to the store and there was also a handful of street parking in front of the store. The store has an open kitchen concept and you can watch them … More District Donuts Slider Brew Review
Cafe Du Monde Shop: The store itself is open 24 hours a day and only closes for Christmas Day. Despite being open all day long, odds are there will be a line of people waiting to be seated. If you enter on the side closest to Decantur Street that’s to sit on the patio and … More Cafe du Monde Review
I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to write a blog post that may be controversial in nature. I tried to convince myself that it would be easier just to bite my tongue, turn my cheek, look the other way. I reasoned that writing a post that was political in nature would be … More An Immigrant’s Perspective on the American Dream
Tato-Nut Donut Shop Shop: This family owned shop is adorable! It’s located on one of the main roads in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. There’s street parking available although spots were hard to come by when I stopped by. The shop itself is an adorable yellow building with patio seating and some chairs inside. The store was … More The TatoNut Donut Shop Review
With a new rotation comes lots of paperwork, getting lost in the hospital and plenty of new faces and introductions.
In recent months I have noticed when discussing my career path during these ice breaker conversations I often get questioned about my marital status. While the question seems innocent enough, I can’t help but feel that there may be some hidden bias underlying the inquiry. When I say I’m unmarried, I often get praised for putting my career first. I can’t help but notice my male colleagues personal lives are not only not questioned, but they are certainly not put in opposition with their career.
So what gives? Does being a female physician mean sacrificing a future spouse or a happy home life? 🏡
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