🌸Flashback Friday🌸

September 2013, during my sophomore year of undergrad, my mom sent a birthday card written out to “Dr. Israel Taylor”. Just barely out of my teenage years, I had no idea I’d actually make it to medical school— just a heart full of hope and the desire to achieve. 🌸 5 years later (just this… Continue reading 🌸Flashback Friday🌸

The Med School Life: Second Year Reflections

In a moment of reflection, my classmates and I speak on what our first two years of medical school were like, and what we look forward to in the years to come. Everything from where we started, to our favorite moments, and which clerkships we're most excited for in our third year. We hope this… Continue reading The Med School Life: Second Year Reflections

World Mental Health Day, 2017

A friend of mine once told me that true vulnerability is revealing your troubles while you have them, and not after you’ve triumphed the storm. So here goes nothing: It’s 12:25pm, and I’m barely mid-way through my Tuesday. Final exam is happening in 3 days. This lemon pepper tilapia and broccoli I made for lunch… Continue reading World Mental Health Day, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

  This morning, I shadowed an internal medicine physician in an outpatient clinic, and the day began as expected. High blood pressure here, swollen foot there, follow-up visits everywhere…nothing extraordinary or out-of-the-blue. Until a 74-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of shortness of breath and fatigue, accompanied by a laundry list of past medical… Continue reading Monday, April 10, 2017

Anatomy Academy

The joy that overcomes you when you finished your last anatomy dissection last week, and now today we conquered our last practical! 💀 Shoutout to the #besttoeverdoit, I couldn't imagine spending hours over a cadaver with anyone else. ANATOMY, WE OUT ✌🏾 #TeamTympanicMembrane #TeamLIT 🔥

A moment.

I’ve held myself back from writing for a little while. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been itching to write a new blog post. I’ve had the same conversations several times; however, I haven’t taken the time to actually sit my busy (and lazy) *censored* down and write. I didn’t know how or where to start,… Continue reading A moment.

Health fairs, concerts, exams, oh my!

Hey lovelies, it’s been a little minute since I’ve written a blog post, and I figured now would be the best time to pop back in and give an update. The past month or so has been extremely busy, to say the least. I’ll do my best to describe some highlights since my last post:… Continue reading Health fairs, concerts, exams, oh my!

“I see dead people.”

No but really, I did. And it was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. In all my 21 years of life, nothing could have prepared me for this moment. I’ll try my best not to tear up thinking about it, but I guess it doesn’t really matter if I do since you… Continue reading “I see dead people.”