Because of you ladies I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more. ❣️
I met Marissa (far left) when I was a pre-nursing student and Fahj (middle) when I was a sophomore in college. I still remember the long hours we spent in the library studying and prepping for clinicals. We had big dreams back then and it’s amazing to see those dreams become reality. 💉💊
Marissa is a case manager at UC Davis,
Fahj is a neuro nurse at UC San Francisco
and I’m an ER nurse at UC Los Angeles. #Godisgood#workhard#studyhard#chaseyourdreams
4 1175 hours ago
Golden weekend ⭐️
Congrats to everyone who matched at #UCSF! ❤️ Welcome to San Francisco! 🌉There’s so much to do and eat in this city. 🍽 Maybe I’ll see you around the operating room or the ICU. 🙂 P.S. Don’t forget to bring a jacket! 😛🧥
Tomorrow I will finally start to record some videos in order to start over my YouTube-channel and create what I myself love to watch. As I mentioned earlier it will be focused on studying, minimalism and perhaps a bit of self-development and like how to make the most out of your life? That at least what I am thinking about right now. .
So my big question for you is: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE? 🌻
On my #matchweek, I was afraid my peers would view me as 'less than' for not ranking into a prestigious program, but realized the only way you can feel 'less than' is if you felt that way about yourself.
I went through the osteopathic match & ranked only ONE psychiatry program -- a completely new psychiatry residency, which I'm pretty sure no other med students ranked except for me (the remaining 2 slots were still open after I matched). I interviewed at a lot of allopathic (predominantly MD) Psychiatry programs, so people thought it was strange for me to give up on ALL those programs and choose the unknown osteopathic program instead, but my gut said to go for it. Well, about one year into my program, I was told that my program lost funding and I had the option to stay or transfer to a different residency. One might perceive this as a setback, but putting my education first, I decided to transfer to a completely new psychiatry residency (I was in the inaugural class), which turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me. I would not be the psychiatrist/person that I am today if it wasn't for the opportunity to switch programs.
Therefore, the point of this story is:
1. There is no straight path to success. The assumption in medicine is that in order to be successful we have to seamlessly transition from college to med school to residency to job with no setbacks in between, but this preconceived norm is far from reality.
2. The Match system is flawed. We are subjected to an algorithm that determines where the best & the brightest end up. We DESERVE to have more power & control of where we spend a chunk of our lives after up to $200K in debt & completion of med school.
3. Persist & persevere - make the most of the challenges that come your way. If you don't match into your top programs, I hope you go in with the perspective of making the most of it and learning as much as possible. If you didn't match, I'm not going to just say the standard "I'm sorry" -- Many excellent candidates in the country don't match and the system failed you, but you are NOT a failure & will ultimately grow, get through this & come out stronger in the end.
153 23494 days ago
Hair so high you’d think you could pick up some radio frequencies with it 🤦🏻♀️ What does your study hair look like? 😭👀👇🏻 I’m wearing the new @wearfigs underscrub in the color “Slate”. You can use code “FIGSxMyanne” at checkout to save some coin 💕
27 17848:11 PM Mar 6, 2018
Got fitted for our N-95 masks today & cant believe we’re in our very last real organ block until boards 😭 This year has been exhausting. How do you motivate yourself to keep going? 💕 A few posts ago, @meganngibbs mentioned her first nursing school teacher had her classmates write their name on a flash card, with “RN” afterward. She kept it in her books & looked at it often in the library. I think that’s super awesome, and may just start doing that ❤️ [top #sponsored by @heartsoulscrubs, pants by @wearfigs ]
19 10951:18 AM Mar 6, 2018
Reminiscing about a medical mission trip I took with my med school to the Dominican Republic! We helped serve over 1000 patients and provided them with much-needed medicine and supplies. This was an amazing experience that I’ll always take with me as a future physician.
Who else has gone on a medical mission trip?
Because I’ve actually overheard a male doctor ask a female doctor why she didn’t just find a man to take care of her.
“Here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”
Happy international women’s day! Thanks for the share @newnurse_sam! 💪
7 5877:47 PM Mar 8, 2018
Today was so long. I’m so happy that it’s the weekend finally.
I’m going to take tonight off from studying and homework and just relax and have self care Friday.
My body is begging me to. So I’m going to listen to it.
Have you listened to your body lately in what it’s telling you?
Two days on the cardio service and suddenly I want to be a vascular surgeon - what am I doing with my life...😂 -m