Balancing Extracurricular Activities With School

As pre-health students, we’re often swamped with multiple activities going on in our life that we sometimes forget to take a breather, so how do we keep trudging on? Here are a few things that have helped me along the way: 1.Ranking your activities- “How is this going to help me in the long run?”…

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Eat Me Away

  There are so many thoughts of what a healthy meal or diet should be like especially when trying to achieve an ideal body shape. The misconception is that if you eat desserts, you will gain weight.– Which, that’s not necessarily the case. I’d definitely like to add on to this sentence: if eating desserts that…

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Chinese Medicine Experience

I’ve been introduced to Chinese Medicine at a young age, but have not fully grasped into the theory and practice. This summer, I was given a wonderful opportunity to be in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Department in Hong Kong. There are so many things to learn in Chinese Medicine, but I will write about some…

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Quote of the week (07/15/18-07/22/18)

WHY THIS QUOTE?            Take initiative for your goals. Reflecting my time in the summer undergraduate research program has allowed me to discover the importance of using your voice. Okay, yes it sounds silly, but there’s a reason as to why I am writing this post. In our classes, we are…

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Truly Though, What Does An Exam Teach You?

  What is the point of an exam? As finals week gets closer and closer, I often find myself pondering on this question. We always hear professors or even admissions directors say, “Numbers don’t define a person,” yet it seems as if numbers are one of the important factors that dictates our entrance into medical…

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How Do You Go Above and Beyond?

Application is a pivotal role when it comes to studying as it furthers our understanding of the material. So, how do we retain the information that we have learned from studying rather than having it go down the drain? Below are some tips in how we can apply these concepts and go above and beyond…

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Don’t Forget To Take A Breather

We are given 24 hours in a day within seven days a week, and most of the hours that we spend are working. Sometimes when we work too much, we often have the tendency to “up and quit.” However, allowing ourselves to rejuvenate for at least one day will definitely enhance our focus and performance.…

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Extracurricular Activities: Helpful or Hinderance?

  Advisors, professors, and medical schools emphasize the importance of partaking on extracurricular activities as for the following reasons: 1) You are more of a holistic person by having a balance between academics and extracurricular activities. 2.) You’re providing service to those who are in most need of it. Extracurricular activities are very helpful, but there…

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