Part 2: Study Plan

As previously stated in Part 1: Logistics of the MCAT series, taking the MCAT can be compared to running a marathon. It looks different for everyone, but a TON of work and effort goes into successfully crushing it. I know there are many resources out there regarding studying for the MCAT. I created this article specifically because I always get asked how I studied for the MCAT. These are just items that worked for me and what didn’t work for me. Continue reading

Part 1: Logistics

This time last year I was just a few days out from taking one of the hardest tests I have ever had to take: the dreaded MCAT. I created this series to make you feel more comfortable about taking the MCAT, but also provide you with tools I wish I knew while studying for it the first time. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is one of the factors used by medical schools to compare prospective students. Continue reading

The Life in the Corps

Gap Year

Many of my classmates decided to pursue their dreams right after obtaining their undergraduate degrees, but I chose to take a service year before medical school. A friend introduced me to a program called City Year. After meeting with a recruiter and carefully researching the program myself, I decided to apply. Little did I know that this would be the hardest, most life-changing year of my life. Continue reading

Kiss for a Cause

Trigger warning: tHe following ARTICLE CONTAINS CONTENT ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. This is not a comprehensive article. if you have further resources to provide, please comment below.

Written by Cynthia Pathmathasan

Think of your group of friends. Imagine 1 in 3 of your friends experiencing abuse. Terribly high, right? Continue reading

Face Care

The Routine

One of my favorite ways to take care of myself is face care! Depending on the day, this can take anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes. Building a daily routine may seem time consuming, but it’s extremely rejuvenating and a habit that leads to clear, luminous skin. I’d been using products from Target for a long time, but I came across wonderful Mary Kay products and my routine has completely changed! Before I go through the products I use, let me first explain the five important steps of face care. Continue reading

The Beginning

Picking a Major

I’m going to come out and say it: there is no perfect major that will make the medical school admissions committee choose you. Pick your major based on your interests. If you’re interested in studying how overpopulation has impacted food supply in certain countries, choose public health. If you’re interested in the role of RNAse in Arabidopsis plants, choose biochemistry. If you’re interested in studying Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, choose sociology or psychology. You get the point. Continue reading