Posts filed under: Guest Blog

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

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

A Surgeon Writes…

I wanted to share this with you… It’s a true story written by an orthopedic surgeon. Not only is he a phenomenal surgeon, he is also an incredible writer. He has helped take my personal statements for medical school and... Read More

Success Story #2: The Resilient Student Who Overcame A Below Average MCAT and GPA

Before I started medical school, I thought there was a “recipe” for success among pre-medicine applicants: get good grades, do well on the MCAT, and have a well-rounded application with supportive letters of recommendation. That’s straightforward right? Well, that’s what... Read More

So Your Application Isn’t Perfect: Dr. Trot’s Secret to Success Despite Your Imperfections

I am far from perfect. I didn’t get a 4.0 in college nor did I score in the top percentile on the MCAT. I strived to get “A’s” but sometimes I got “B’s”. In fact, here’s something few know about... Read More

Failure Breeds Success

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn in life is that sometimes no matter how hard you try, you may still fall short. I am going to share a story with you that has taken me years to... Read More

Is Medicine the Right Field for Me?

“Everybody Wants to be a Doctor” My mom once told me, “Everybody wants to be a doctor at some point in their life, but very few can actually become one”. Perhaps not everybody wants to be a doctor, but I... Read More