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Hospital Dermatology: Skin Conditions seen as a Consultant

Hospital dermatology is very different from what we see in clinic, and this week marks the end of my last weeknight /weekend call, hooray! For the nonmedical folk, “call” means we are on call as a consultant for any skin-related issues that arise in emergency room (ER) or hospitalized patients. For one calendar year we as […] Read more…

A photo taken by my former classmate, now Dr. Lai, illustrating all of the books it takes to make a physician.

Dermatology Textbook Guide

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about which dermatology textbooks I recommend for premeds, pre-PA students, nursing students, and dermatology residents. There are SO MANY resources out there, enough to make our heads spin, and which book you like entirely depends on your personal learning style. Here are some of the ones that I […] Read more…


Medical School Reunion in NYC

This past weekend we had a mini Stanford medical school reunion in NYC (last one was in Nashville, post here) and it was GLORIOUS! I can’t tell you how much seeing two of my former roommates / besties lifted my spirits since I’ve been feeling kind of stressed out lately. The random 78 degree weather this weekend helped […] Read more…


A Letter to Myself during College Admissions

This past weekend I was home in California and one of my major tasks was cleaning out a huge bookshelf in my room at my parents’ home. This was the room that I grew up in from 8th grade onwards, so the bookshelves were PACKED with stuff. I found school photos from kindergarten onwards, tons […] Read more…

Choosing a medical residency

Choosing a Medical Residency Program

It’s August and that means a) the summer is passing by way too quickly and b) it’s getting to that time of residency program applications again! For my friends out there who are in medicine, I know what you’re going through, and I’ve put together a bunch of #PathtoMD posts to help you out along the […] Read more…

Residency Program Rankings 2016

Doximity Residency Rankings 2016-2017

For the NEWEST residency rankings 2017-2018, please click HERE. Doximity’s 2016-2017 residency program rankings have just been released, hot off the press! I compiled a list of the top 10 programs for each specialty based off a methodology taking into account multiple factors. You can filter the rankings to search by reputation, research output, size of […] Read more…

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