How to Choose Your Elective Rotation

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I've had multiple people talk to me recently about picking an elective rotation and how they should go about making this decision. It seems to me that most of us have various different specialties that we like and its hard to pick just one (or two) for your elective. I'm going to share my personal thought process that I went through to decide what I would chose as my elective. I'm sure there are many other ways to pick an elective but these are just the few things I thought about.

Starting Clinical Rotations

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I remember being so excited yet nervous about clinical rotations! So far these are the rotations I've completed: Two Family Medicine rotations, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery. I'm currently on Psychiatry and next up I have Emergency Medicine, Dermatology (as my elective) and Pediatrics in that order!

End Of Rotation Exam Study Plan

Friday, March 2, 2018

We have been halfway done with clinical year since early February!! That is such an exciting and thrilling thought. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am soaking up time with my classmates and being a student for as long as I can, even on the most challenging of days. I'm currently on Psychiatry for my 5th rotation and wrote a post sharing what that entails!

A Day in the Life: Psychiatry

Saturday, February 24, 2018

6:00 am - alarm goes off. I hit snooze/lay around and allow myself the first few peaceful moments of the day. I get up and clean up, make coffee, and pack my lunch. I haven't been eating a good breakfast on this rotation, just because waking up this early and eating a substantial meal has always been a struggle for me. As always, makeup is kept to a minimum. I really limit my jewelry on this rotation because you never know what is going to happen that day on the psych ward.

Finding Balance + Being Organized in PA School

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with their friends and family. :) Now that the holiday season (sadly) has come to an end, it's time to get town to business. I fly back to Nashville today and I start my 4th rotation tomorrow in Family Medicine.

Packing List

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hello friends! It's been quite a while since I've written a lifestyle post. Honestly, school has left me with little time to be as organized in other areas of life like I used to be and so my organized self hasn't had a chance to publish much in this department.

A Day in the Life: General Surgery

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hello everyone! We are officially on Christmas break and so I thought I'd finally share a typical day in the life of my surgery rotation. This is from a few weeks ago but I just never got a chance to share the post since life was pretty hectic on this rotation.