Archive of ‘Medical school’ category

Dr. Carmel Mercado Ophthalmologist

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Carmel Mercado

I’ve received many questions through my Path to MD series about how to prepare oneself to become a doctor, and I’ve blogged about several of these topics from how to get into medical school and choosing your specialty to how to match in the field of your dreams. And the thought struck me that instead […] Read more…

American Academy of Dermatology 2016

American Academy of Dermatology 2016 and Conference Strategies

This past weekend I attended my very first American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual meeting in Washington DC and it was such a wonderful event! I had never been to a dermatology conference before, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. The first day I walked into the convention center I felt quite overwhelmed […] Read more…

In honor of the first National Women Physician Day, I wanted to highlight four very special female doctors I've "met" on social media whom I admire and have learned so much from. @freudandfashion is so open and honest about her own experience with her field (psychiatry), making her that much more relatable to patients. I love keeping up with her too, which are so educational regarding psych issues which can be so highly stigmatized in our society today. She makes me want to do more internal reflection and focus on my wellness in the crazy time of residency! @elyse.love is knee deep in intern year but still made time to start a blog that gives excellent and pertinent career advice for young professionals, not just in medicine but beyond. Her recent post on choosing dermatology was spot on and she discusses ALL the important factors that go into choosing your career, even the ones people don't usually want to talk about. Cannot wait for her to join me @nyulangone next year. @lauralacquer showed me that physicians can have SUCH a powerful unique and amazing voice in social media, and that you can do it all while having two cute babies too! She is truly a superwoman and such an inspiration to us all. Hope our paths cross in #derm someday!  Last but not least, the beautiful @dr.majestic_md educates all of us through informative and relevant Instagram photos and posts. She's pushing the envelope of being a #physician educator and reaching hundreds of people beyond her ER patients through her online presence. • Thank you ladies for continuing to inspire me and others continuing along the path to medicine. You are all rock stars  #nwpd #iamblackwell #womeninmedicine #leanin #medicine #doctors

Happy National Women Physician’s Day!

Today is the first ever National Women Physicians Day, honoring Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female to receive a medical degree from an American medical school in 1849. She was an intelligent passionate lady who pushed relentlessly for medical education for women, paving the way for female physicians today. As of 2014, there are almost the same percentages of female and […] Read more…

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Taking care of yourself

Last week I, like many around me, came down with a horrible cold. My husband got sick the week before and was in bed all weekend sleeping and trying to recover, and lo and behold, come Monday, I started having the same symptoms. I knew the approximate course of the cold since I’m a doctor and I saw […] Read more…

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The Ups & Downs in My Path to Dermatology

I promised this post a while back and I think this topic is fitting for my first post of the new year because it’s all about new beginnings. I was not a traditional applicant to dermatology and because I decided late in the game, the months leading up to the match were the most stressful […] Read more…

presents

Medical Student & Doctor Holiday Gift Guide

We have been working so hard all year round and definitely would appreciate a thoughtful year-end gift (or two, or three!). Since I’ve been receiving some awesome and supportive gifts  from family and friends through the years that have honestly gotten me through some of the toughest rotations, I thought I would share some of […] Read more…

Study Blues

How to Fight the Study Blues

Studying has been on my mind a lot recently, or lack thereof. One of the hardest things about transitioning to dermatology residency was getting back into the mindset of studying after I get home from work. A lot of my friends are surprised when they hear that I still have to study. “Aren’t you already […] Read more…

Dermatology interviews

The Path to MD: Dermatology Interviews 101

I remember this time two years ago very clearly in my mind. All my other classmates in their respective fields had already received all their interview invites (see my guide to medical interviews here), and I was stressing out of my mind because I had only received a few dermatology golden tickets. (I call them “golden tickets” […] Read more…

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