All posts by: Alana Trotter

Tips for the Waitlistee

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... Read More

The Confidence Race

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... Read More

Can I Be Honest?

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... Read More

3 Myths About Being Pre-Med: Part I

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... Read More

Too old for medical school?

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... Read More

Dear Pre-Med Student…

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... Read More

Mastering Your To-Do List

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... Read More

Profile of the Successful Pre-Med Student

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... Read More

The Dreaded, “So Tell Me About Yourself”

“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... Read More

Anatomy 101

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... Read More