Just 23 Days more to Medical School, and I’m freaked out

Well actually it is not the idea of entering medical school that freaks me out, but more the fact that I’ll be moving to a completely new country.

This will be the first time I’m living on my own, cos living in the university hall with 2 catered meals and returning home in the weekends do not count at all. This times it’s real. I’m gonna have to be responsible for everything, on my own. With my family across the ocean. Okay yes that’s pretty freaky. Read More »

Apologies/One-Way Ticket

Goodness I haven’t been here in months! Instead I opted for the occasional tweet… 140 characters was way easier to craft than legit blogs.

For this I apologise. 🙏🏼

The real reason for my not being here though, was because there wasn’t much going on on the “med school” part of my life given that I’m not there yet! It is also still too early to pack so I really have no material.

The only thing that I did that was related was to…BOOK THE ONE-WAY PLANE TICKET!! ✈️That was pretty momentous. Like, it’s happeningRead More »

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Gratitude Journal

Today somebody I was really pissed at said something that really took me by surprise. I had been so blinded by my anger that I refused to see things in another perspective. I was positively surprised when she said what she said, and it really made me feel ashamed of myself.

I should have been a bigger person.

So I’m thankful that this person said what she said, because it made me reflect on myself and my behaviour for the past couple of days.

I’m also thankful for lots of other blessings that I have had, all the opportunities, all the love I received from people I love.

Now I’m gonna try and be a better human to be deserving of these things that I’m thankful for.

 

 

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All That I Know Now: Being a (Sort Of) Jack of All Trades

My first job out of school was in hospital administration (operations) at a local public hospital. (Maybe I should still use present tense, since I’m still in this job…but oh well) The first month was dedicated to an orientation programme, where the new hires are introduced to the different support departments in the hospital, via a series of talks and presentations by the departments themselves. Read More »

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Top 4 Tips for Taking the MCAT

In a previous post I gave an overview of the steps to applying for medical schools in Australia as a graduate student, and step number 1 was to conquer the monster – the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Most schools in Australia have M.D programmes with graduate entry, so apart from a Bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to take an entrance exam to be eligible for entrance. There are 2 – the MCAT and GAMSAT. For me, I took only the MCAT..and thought I should share with you some tips on tackling this monster!Read More »

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4 Great Free Apps that Helped Me Survive College

I think the best gift I gave myself was an iPad 2, when I was a freshman in university back in 2011. After getting an iPad, I spent almost every waking minute with it by my side. Whether it was during lectures, or those long nights of studying in the library, my iPad 2 was an indispensable tool.

Apart from the usual social media apps (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…to name a few), there were 4 main apps that basically helped me survive the 3 years of undergraduate life in university. Read More »

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My Fitbit Charge HR and Me

I’ve had my Fitbit Charge HR for about 3 months now, and I like to think that I’ve been rather disciplined with wearing it and syncing the data with my phone. It has in fact become a part of me, in some ways. The only time I take it off is when I’m in the shower, or when I’m at my desk, typing.

It hasn’t been particularly effective for me though… in terms of weight loss and improving my sleep cycles etc.Read More »

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The Search For (Paper) Notebooks

To share a little bit about myself, I’ve been working full-time for 2 years now. In July 2014 I graduated from National University of Singapore, and I had thought that I’ve seen the last of formal education. I also thought that I’ll begin my career as a healthcare administrator, and stick to it for (maybe) the rest of my life.

Little did I know I’d give med school another shot. (I tried with NUS after I did my A levels back in ’11)

So yes, I have not been studying for 2 whole years…and I can’t wait to start again! One of the reasons why I’m really excited, is that I’m gonna be using notebooks and writing notes again! There’s just something about writing on a nice and fresh piece of paper with a G2 pen that gets me. Besides, when it comes to studying and info retention, nothing beats writing your own notes that is summarised in your own language.Read More »