Hello friend, welcome to the Decidedly DO blog! I’ve started this blog as a way to keep track of information I have used in my journey to and through medical school, and even after. I’ve divided the site into different sections — here is a quick run-down of two specific ones: Helpful Resources – this … More Hello, is this thing on?
Well hello! It’s been quite a long while, huh 🙂 Medical school is no walk in the park, and adjusting back to student life after many years away wasn’t either! A Mantra It’s obviously no secret that medical school is hard. With that in mind, I learned how important it was to be kind to … More Rewind – First Year Lessons
Hello friends! It has been quite a while! Apparently, medical school is no joke 🙃 So let’s get right to it! Remembering back now, most of first year I spent adjusting back to student life (more on that here). It wasn’t easy and there was quite a bit of trial and error, but in terms … More Rewind – Tools From First Year
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I mentioned in my previous ‘Narrative’ post that I was a reapplicant to medical colleges this year. This was the second time I applied, the first was in the 2011 cycle for entry in 2012. You could say I took my time to re-prepare and make sure that this was truly the career for me. … More On Being a Reapplicant
Next up, how about some simple ways to keep up with medical and scientific news! I have always found this to be a relatively overwhelming task — so much news, so many sources, so little time!! Below are a few resources I use to keep up with some of the latest in scientific and medical … More Keeping Up with the Newses
To answer this question, I’d like to first talk about a bit of history… For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a physician, and that was something everyone in my life encouraged and supported. I had worked hard throughout high school and college with this end goal in mind. I … More Why am I Decidedly DO?
Below are a few helpful links for pre-medical students or aspiring physicians. National Application Services These first two are obvious but should be noted nonetheless. Beyond being your main links to the application services you will be using, these sites are home to a wealth of additional information about medical school and beyond: American Association … More For Pre-Meds and Aspiring Physicians