Hi all! I recently found myself explaining the process of applying to residency many times over during this interview season. It's quite unique (and complicated), and not intuitive by any means, so I found it suitable for a post! It's all written out in this thread I created not too long ago. Feel free to… Continue reading Residency and Match 101
On June 20, 2016, I published my first blog post on The It Factor and began the journey of documenting my way through medical school. As a memoir to where I've been, and where I've yet to go, I created a "Draw My Journey" video! I figured this would be a fun way to let… Continue reading 3 Years of The It Factor!
6:30am: *alarm* shower, brush teeth, get to hospital while watching the sun rise. 6:30-7:50: visit patient rooms, asks about their stay so far. Any new meds? How is your pain today? What can I do for you? Stick around for a story or two. Update list and rush back for... 8:30-9:30: Intern report. An internist’s… Continue reading Internal Medicine: A Day In The Life
6:30am: *alarm sounds* Wow...what kinda dream was that 6:38-6:55: Journal, meditate, and prayer routine 7:17: SoFlo traffic, I’m ready for ya 7:18-8:20: Switch between NPR, Plies Spotify radio, and some random podcast that teaches me a new language or makes me laugh 8:35: Finally made it to the offie. Interviews first patient of the day...Oh… Continue reading Family Medicine: A Day In The Life
https://youtu.be/Mv55vqm8z_k A typical Friday night study break.
Week 1 of 12 of my Surgery rotation: complete. The transition from Internal Medicine (IM) to Surgery was quick, and my experiences so far in the two disciplines have been completely night and day. During my 12 weeks of IM, I was challenged to THINK (...and think again...then think more deeply...and finally think some more...)… Continue reading The learning curve is STEEP…
Whoot Whoot! Shoutout to another faithful follower of my blog (bless you 🙏🏾) who reached out and asked for advice on medical school interviews. Here go 10 tips & tricks for remaining confident on interview day & doing your very best! 1. Everything on your application is fair game. Be prepared to talk about anything you… Continue reading Interview Season– 10 Tips for the Big Day!
"Yeah this one right here goes out to all the pre-meds, meds Meds, meds, pre-meds, meds Yeah, go like this..." (If you didn't get that reference, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems...okay okay I'm done lol). SO! I was recently asked to do a post about (the dreaded) MCAT studying, and… Continue reading This Goes Out to All the Pre-Meds…
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🌸