All posts by: Alana Trotter

Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash Patience. That thing that forces you to slow down. That annoying lesson that reminds you that life won’t go according to your meticulous plan. That simple word that is so hard to actually be. My...
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Photo by Austris Augusts on Unsplash You peer over the fence and you see the beautifully green and perfectly cut grass “on the other side”… You watch as your peers seem to move through life seamlessly, without hesitation… And then...
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Okay, so I’m going to take a step back, push my pager to the side for a brief moment, and be real with you. As a I write this, I’m in my second year of residency. In many specialties, you...
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1. You need a 4.0 GPA Ah, the highly coveted 4.0 GPA that us “Type A” folks salivate over. Yum… Well, truth be told, many successful pre-med students got into medical school without having that “perfect”, shiny 4.0 GPA. This...
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You’re in a place of change… Years have accumulated since your college graduation and while others are moving on with their lives building their careers and starting families, here are you questioning a career change. You’ve stumbled upon a passion...
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Dear Pre-Med Student, You knew this wouldn’t be a walk in the park…   The moment you proudly said, “I want to be a doctor” was an exciting but life changing day. Opening the door to your doctor dream led...
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Let’s face it, we live busy lives that won’t be slowing down any time soon. Even if you weren’t (or aren’t) on the path to becoming a doctor, life wouldn’t slow down: Your fridge needs to be re-stocked. And oh...
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Hey, future docs! I am so happy to share some “words of wisdom” with you from my AMAZING tutor I had when I was in college. As a busy pre-med student-athlete with two majors, I often missed lectures, had less...
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“So tell me about yourself…” How can such a simple question be so hard? Think about it…when you’re asked this straight-forward question, it opens up doors to the abyss. Say too little and you risk walking out of the interview...
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I’ve been a little MIA on my blog lately but for good reason. I started residency. Need I say more? Lol. I’m starting to settle in and get into a grove but residency sure is time-consuming. But hey, a busy...
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