My first prescription as a student doctor: Self care

This piece originally appeared in the Baylor College of Medicine medical student blog, Progress Notes, on June 19, 2018. I vividly recall my first preceptorship experience at a community health clinic and my second patient, Ms. H. At the start of our conversation, to my surprise, she did not hesitate in sharing with me her … Continue reading My first prescription as a student doctor: Self care

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Quick & Easy Tips for Healthy Meals in Med School

My meal prep in med school is far from time-intensive or complicated, but I have managed to concoct a few quick recipes and find several go-tos that taste pretty good. It's difficult to invest a lot of energy in eating right, but a well-balanced diet is crucial to having enough energy throughout the day. It's … Continue reading Quick & Easy Tips for Healthy Meals in Med School

Women Lead (and WomenLEAD)

I view my perspective on the importance of women's leadership as more subdued than that of others. This does not mean that I devalue the need for women to enter and thrive in visible positions of leadership. In fact, I've been frustrated by some things I've overheard in the realm of leadership in surgery over the past … Continue reading Women Lead (and WomenLEAD)

What’s more important than “having it all”

I’ve always struggled to define what “having it all” means to me. In college, I am thrust into situations that either fortify or shatter this optimistic desire as a young woman with professional aspirations and who also adores wearing makeup and developing an outward style. My tiger parents have made it easy for me to … Continue reading What’s more important than “having it all”

How Zumba Has Taught Me to Be Fearless

I have anything but a dancer's body, but somehow, I found myself enrolled in dance classes until high school. Ballet and tap dance in pre-school, classical and lyrical in elementary school, and hip-hop in middle school. I have always felt most comfortable pursuing the performing arts as opposed to the visual arts (I can draw … Continue reading How Zumba Has Taught Me to Be Fearless

How to Break [Into] a [Good] Habit: Daily Exercise

I had always believed in the "21 Days" myth...until I tried becoming a vegetarian in high school and failed miserably. During my freshman year, I decided to give up meat entirely for Lent because 1. I really sought an intense challenge (because I absolutely love BBQ, and love is a mild word of affection) and … Continue reading How to Break [Into] a [Good] Habit: Daily Exercise