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Dear Mediocre Med Student

Do you ever think that you are not enough? The feeling of inadequacy is something that crosses your mind on a constant basis. Will you ever be a doctor who’s good enough?  Maybe you asked yourself, “Why can’t I be just like my classmates? They are doing better, adjusting way better.” You don’t know why […]

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Prepare and Dare

Do you remember how 2018 was? It was so good to you but it was also heartbreaking in some ways. You won and you lost. So many things happened right? There were a lot of surprises, some where good and some were bad but what matters is you learned. You learned that gratitude is essential. […]

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NMAT for Dummies

Do you have to be super smart to pass the NMAT? NO. Being smart helps, but hard work is still the best technique.

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Love is

Love is your sister cooking breakfast for you everyday. Love is your dad checking up on you if you’re okay. Love is your friend or lover asking you, “How was your day?” Love is that stranger you saw last night giving a few pennies to the quiet kid near the subway. Love is the sun […]

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To the Men in My Life

You are the first man who taught me about love. What I know about this four letter word and how it should look like is because of you You are far from perfect, there were times that I hated you But for giving me life, for protecting and guiding me, Papa, the worth that I […]

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How to Rock Your Med School Interview

I am writing this in hopes of helping soon-to-be doctors out there in there upcoming med school interview. I had a good NMAT score, but it wasn’t as high as I wanted it to, but much to my surprise, I got the top spot in the second batch of applicants in my med school. So […]

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Wind beneath my hair Sunlight on my skin Coffee on the bench Grass under my feet I never felt this peace Or so I thought I’d never feel it again.   You are my sanctuary My oasis in the desert The calm in my storm The warmth of my favorite blanket The softness of my […]

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10 Things I Learned in One Semester of Medschool

“This is madness. Why did I do this to myself again?” I never thought I would ask these questions because I know how much I want this. I have a poster pinned on my wall way back in college that writes, “Doctor Katey.” But the “how”, oh my God, you can never underestimate it. Here […]

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Jump and Fall

I am a risk taker. Period. When I say I take risks, it’s not the do or die extreme sports stuff that I’m talking about. I take risks, life-changing, mind-boggling, and disturbing risks to the people around me. I almost always say go for it. I won a lot of times when I just say, […]

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The Minute I Saw You

Was it your crooked teeth or your unruly hair? Was it how lonely you were and the way you stare? The minute I saw you, you were dark and brokenhearted. All I knew was I started feeling gloomy and my gut urged me to help you somehow. Was it when we talked and sparked a […]