Thursday, August 8, 2013

On the right path?

First, let me say thanks to everyone sending me prayers and get well wishes...I am back 100%...I even scored another A on my clinical exams...That was a huge blessing....I'm telling you, when you persist to succeed eventually the results you are seeking will manifest.  I am a witness.

Yesterday, I went into my exam with great expectations of repeating my new trend of smashing my exams...HOWEVER,....I felt like I was slapped in the face...OMG...did it hurt.  We haven't gotten the results of the exam as of yet.  However, I'm still hopeful that I scored well...My fingers are crossed, along with my eyes...LOL

Today, I started reviewing for my comprehensive final next Wednesday and it appears that information from Block 1 is still registering in my memory bank...That's a good feeling.  With the wealth of information thrown at us and trying to master ways to remember every possible detail is the challenge of most medical students. 

Therefore, I am actively engaging in my review sessions with group study, alone study and doing practice questions.  One thing different in medical school than in undergraduate is you must take the time to do practice questions.  The more questions you do the better your results.  Medical school is not just memorizing information and then regurgitating it back on an exam.  It's being able to apply what you have learned in a clinical setting.  So, a trained doctor's mind is always working as the patient is talking.  What has helped me is to develop essence, to create flow charts of information.  I have to draw it out, write it out, make charts of common factors.  A lot of work goes into comprehending the subject matter...But, it feels good when you are able to answer difficult questions correctly.

So, as you journey on your path, take a step back and look at different ways you can master your task, master your moment.  Then you will see, as you creatively work your plan, your plan will unfold one step at a time. 

Medical school....It's a place that definitely test your endurance, your drive, your heart, your stamina, your desire, your will, and your beliefs.  Medical school, there's no other place I'd rather be right now, because this is where I am suppose to be.

Are you on the path you were destined for?  If not why not? What's stopping you? How can your remove the barriers that are blocking you?  what do you need to do to get on your path ? Take a moment and think about it and then ACT. Get those obstacles out of your way, change lanes so you can be on the right path.  NOW!

Your destiny awaits you...Now, go live your dream!


  1. I have been following your blog for about 3 months, after The Medical School Headquarters Podcast recommended it!! I am in my late twenties, and already have a degree in Political Science. I started my undergraduate education as a Biology/Pre-Med student, but after Hurricane Katrina affected my university I transferred schools. With the stress of it all, I convinced myself that I should change my major.

    So here I am again, back to pursuing my dream of being a doctor. This decision has been daunting, but I cannot live with myself if I don’t at least try to get into medical school. Your story gives me hope. I was wondering what your admissions journey was like? I have about 3 years of prerequisites before I actually apply, and was wondering if you have any pearls of wisdom for the application process (MCAT, application, personal statement, interview, etc.). I keep thinking of how I am going to explain that I just wasn’t being true to myself by getting a degree in Political Science (in my personal statement and interview). Wont the admissions panels think I am a risky choice, because I didn’t follow the traditional path to medical school ☹ This is my biggest concern.

    Keep up the great work, you are inspiring so many people!!