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Factors to Consider Before Pursuing A Medical Outreach

There’s so much more that we can do, so much more that we can obtain from a medical mission.   When we think of medical outreach program/medical missions, I think the primary focus is on social justice. With that said, we ponder with the following questions:   Why can’t I just want to help people…

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How to Make The Most Out of Your Layover

Ah a new country and a new state to explore with a long layover, the joy! You question yourself, “can I actually see more than one place during this trip?” Heck yes, you can! Here are some tips that I have for you guys if you plan to explore a new country within a short…

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Finding Yourself When You’re Out of Your Comfort Zone

Throughout a couple of my posts, I’ve written one of the reasons why I’ve enjoyed traveling. One of them being discovering your place in the world, begin to compile every aspects of the puzzles in the world, and discover how the world may work, and to thus begin to discover the beauty in humanity. I…

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Earning A Double Degree, What’s That All About?

“Whoa, so you’re earning a dual majoring in Biology and English?                                  “How does that work out?” These are the common reactions that I usually get from other people.  For my friends who are interested in earning a dual degree,…

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Perspective: Exploring the World

Hello My Fellow Explorers!!          Okay, so let’s talk about traveling. Have you guys ever heard the phrase, “The world is your oyster?”  or “Great things comes from outside of your comfort zone?” Yes and yes, I feel that traveling goes beyond seeing architectures and trying new cuisines.It is moreso, a prescription…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Travel the World While On A Student Budget

“You’re only a student, why are you traveling so much?                                                      “How are you able to do this? What do you do?” The answer to these questions are found below.…

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