I am very passionate about helping others in any way that I can to see their dreams come into fruition. It is why I started my med school blog to serve in a mentorship role. It is very easy to be deterred by things that an advisor or colleague may say to you. I’m here to say not to listen to those people. I spent all of my 20’s trying to get into medical school and it didn’t happen for me until I was 31. I encourage people to hold onto hope and believe that things will happen when the time is right. There is room for everyone at the table and we all have unique qualities that we can bring.
During the process of applying to medical school, I was rejected countless times and had to deal with the loss of several close family members to cancer as well. I am also here to tell people that yes, while grief never goes away we can find healthy ways to deal with those emotions. That is what led me to join the Heat Challenge fitness program where I have begun to take care of myself in all aspects whether it be physically or mentally. Mental health is so important, especially when entering challenging careers such as medicine. I encourage everyone to hold on to their reasons why when the road gets tough. I push myself for my Grandma and my sister as I know they are shining down on me from above.
”#withoutthewhitecoat I am a daughter, sister, friend, and an advocate for mental health.