The Millennial Medical Student

Neil Howe and William Strauss were credited for first coining the term, millennial. They defined the Millennial cohort as consisting of individuals between 1982 and 2004. Although there are different proposed dates from different sources. The earliest is 1976 and the latest is 2004. It is said that the millennials is the most misunderstood generation….

After Medical School

To medical students: Ever wonder what lies beyond weekly exams? This is for the uninformed us. The naked reality of what lies beyond class. 

Why We Do What We Do: Medicine Board Operations

Practicing a new tradition, medicine board ops, is synonymous to breaking the culture of hierarchy in the medical field. I don’t exactly know how it started. But one thing I know, the practice is bringing everyone together. Though we may have individual differences we have one common selfless desire – to serve. There’s not much…

15 Medical School “Thrive-vival” Tips

First we lay down the difference between survive and thrive. To survive is to continue to live or simply exist on the other hand to thrive is to prosper or flourish. Of course, we wouldn’t want to just simply exist, we want to bloom wherever we are planted. Prepare It’s going to be tough. Prepare…

A Lesson from The PLE

Dear Medical Students, You may be gearing right now for the most feared “death march”. Probably, it hasn’t even started yet but you can’t wait for it to be over. I know. Been there done that. It was so draining and stressful that after 1st year death March (2012) I cut my near-waist length hair…

Pre Duty From Repeat

Lately, I have been tired. I mean who doesn’t? It has already been 6 months of this PRE DUTY FROM cycle. There are days when I’m just pumped up to go on duties. It’s actually kinda fun. The cases you get to see and the cool stuff you get to do. You get to poke…

For The First Time In Forever

I am doing this entry because yesterday deserves it! HAHA! For what felt like centuries, its our (at least for me) first time to once again live a day like 14 year old’s, carefree. Overlooking the Taal volcano while playing catch, laughing, teasing, running and dancing until we we were all breathless and drenching with…

I.M Awesome :))

So done with our IM rotation! well generally I’m happy its over only because it means i’m done with one of 4 major rotations for junior internship. I’m having separation anxiety right now haha!  My apprehension before the start of June (IM rotation) was sky rocketing. Like hello! My first rotations were relatively chill and…

7 Prayer Tips for the Finals

For all students, final examinations are just around the corner. Anxiety is running high. Social media is flooded with final exams rants. So keep calm and pray. Here are some prayer points that we need to be specific. 1. Pray to God. DIRECTLY. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we…

Heart of a Public Speaker

For me my presentation was more than just a presentation, it was a symbolic act of capping off our 9 months of blood, sweat and tears. As I walked towards the stage I can hear my classmates yelling my name and butterflies in my stomach started to panic. When I was finally facing the crowd,…