On Cultivating Mindfulness

  “Self-care Sunday,” we hear this phrase all of the time, but what does it really mean? I started dissecting upon this phrase, and most of the articles that I’ve been reading upon define this phrase as treating ourselves/pampering ourselves. Reading these articles got me thinking, does recharging solely have to be on Sunday? Why … Continue reading On Cultivating Mindfulness


Tips on Shadowing

Okay, so we have heard this before, “Shadowing is one of the most important activities that we Pre-med students need to do..” I mean we stress over doing x amount of volunteering at the hospital with a physician or healthcare provider. But why is it so essential? As straightforward as the answer may seem, there’s … Continue reading Tips on Shadowing

Insights From My Medical Mission:

Okay, so before I jump into this post, I just want to give you all a brief background into  my medical mission. So I pursued a two-week intensive program with Child Family Health International (CFHI) Remote Island Medicine in the Philippines, and to sum it all up, I basically got a chance to shadow an … Continue reading Insights From My Medical Mission:

Gearing for GREatness

Okay, so some of you guys may be asking, "Why the heck did you take the GRE, rather than going straight for the MCAT?"  In my previous blog post https://thelykac.com/2019/02/06/how-should-i-fill-in-my-gap-year/,  I mentioned that I'll be taking a post bach prior to entering medical school, which is one of the reasons that I decided to take this entrance … Continue reading Gearing for GREatness

How Should I Fill In My Gap Year?

Everyone has their own path to their career, whether it being in medical school, graduate school, law school, or some other sort of professional school. Though, I kept telling myself that, I have been feeling kind of anxious within the past couple of months because I felt behind in my career. It’s actually been about … Continue reading How Should I Fill In My Gap Year?

Take the risk, and make the fall if it’s what you want, then it’s worth it all

I was immediately captivated by this quote the first time that I heard it. I distinctly remember talking to my aunt a couple of years ago expressing to her that I was afraid to take a chance on applying to this program in high school. She then uttered this phrase to me, and I have … Continue reading Take the risk, and make the fall if it’s what you want, then it’s worth it all