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
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:
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
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?
Everything begins with the vision that we create for ourselves-- whether it being medical school, being an ultimate body builder, or xyz. However, we create this goal for ourselves, but we don't execute upon them... why? Don't let your dreams go to waste, be that person that you envision yourself to be.
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The title does seem to be a bit paradoxical, but it does seem to be true. Feeling lost can absolutely be your guide to what you want in your life. I've been contemplating about writing this post, maybe because I thought that I had everything all planned out, but nothing ever goes accordingly to what … Continue reading Feeling Lost Can Mean Being Found
"I wish I had known this while I was in undergrad," is a common phrase that we all tell ourselves as we reach our last year of school. As graduation rolls around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on some of the things that I could have done during my first three years of undergraduate. … Continue reading My Two Cents for Underclassmen
Hong Kong was definitely a trip that is worth remembering-- the people, the places, and most of all, the FOOD. I must say that because I am a pescatarian (my diet mostly consist of seafood-- I don't eat poultry), it was pretty challenging obtaining fresh produce. Nonetheless, the food was pretty ah-may-zing!! Although we can get … Continue reading Chinese Food
Why do a bikini competition? Okay, let’s face it, the amount of prepping, intense planning, careful budgeting, etc. are only a few factors that would make me run away from pursuing a competition. So why in the heck would I even join one anyway? To be honest, I have always enjoyed the journey of a … Continue reading Bikini Competition Reflection: Week 1