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A different perspective of life. (MCAT realization)

I am quite proud of my accomplishments of my college career. I did what most other pre-med student would do; research, take on a heavy load of biology classes and volunteer. I thought I had it all but one thing that was stopping me from believing in that I could succeed was my grades. I didn’t understand why I got the grades I received because I worked really hard in College,  and it didn’t finally hit me until I talked to my best friend Phillip about this. 

I was scared about everything.

I was scared of my competition, scared of failing my classes, scared that I would get kicked out of bio sci.

Even the bio counselors were against me. But thankfully with the strong support system I have my friends all believed in me.. but it made me question about my life:

"if everyone believed in me. Why didn’t I believe in myself?"

I didn’t believe in myself at first because I was too focused on comparing myself to others. I was really focused on the people around me, and also the statistics of medical school, GPA, MCAT scores, that i started to doubt myself. I realize that i worried too much about other people’s accomplishment and test scores that i lost focus of myself. I realize

"When you stop worrying about others, you being to start trusting yourself."

and that is the mentality i begin to think about now as I am about to take on the rigorous MCAT. 

I realize hard word doesn’t equal success. Everyone around me knows that I am definitely one of the hardest worker. Hard work does guarantee a chance of you succeeding, but it doesn’t necessary mean success. As I prep for the MCAT, i realize that i worked really hard, but i have to believe that my hard work meant something. 

so my overall blog is “BELIEVE IN yourself”

all the support front he world wouldn’t matter if you don’t have faith in yourself. Your friends will catch you when you fail, they will help you make the climb but they aren’t actually doing the climb for you. Its not about a matter who believes in you or not, its about whether you believe in yourself. 

PHYSICS ORGASM

Just had a physics orgasm. just right now. while studying for the mcat. i finally now understand pendulums ahhaha. when it reaches its apex, you have max potential energy, and its velocity will equal zero and its tension is the least and acceleration will be at its max. THIS IS SO COOL!!!! 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=831989170152445&set=vb.100000241096963&type=2&theater

“Most people know that going into medicine to get rich is a mistake in multiple dimensions. Unless you’re into writing ethically dubious diet books or making ethically dubious TV shows. But in the face of a potentially staggering physician shortage—the Association of American Medical Colleges warns of a deficit of 130,600 doctors by 2025—people who want to go into medicine (particularly primary care) have to envisage financial viability in their grand mission. At $51,000 before taxes, a doctor working 80 hours per week for 48 weeks per year earns $13.28 hourly.”
A Junior Doctor’s Salary - The Atlantic
The truth about doctors’ salaries. (via hartmd)

(via mymedlife)

thelifeofapremed:

The Anatomy of a hangover! Medical term for hangover is veisalgia!

thelifeofapremed:

The Anatomy of a hangover! Medical term for hangover is veisalgia!

stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to a 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated in shortly before his death.

stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to a 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated in shortly before his death.

(via studylikeadoctor)

365rulesforpremeds:

Choosing your specialty, made easy!

365rulesforpremeds:

Choosing your specialty, made easy!

reflection

if the path to being a doctor is easy then im pretty sure everyone would be a doctor by now. im glad today was a wake up call for me to aim even higher . i have a long way to go !

thelifeofapremed:

The brain in love! Happy Valentines Day!

Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a synapse. Neurotransmitters are packaged into synaptic vesicles clustered beneath the membrane in the axon terminal, on the presynaptic side of a synapse. They are released into and diffuse across the synaptic cleft, where they bind to specific receptors in the membrane on the postsynaptic side of the synapse. Release of neurotransmitters usually follows arrival of an action potential at the synapse, but may also follow graded electrical potentials. Low level “baseline” release also occurs without electrical stimulation. Many neurotransmitters are synthesized from plentiful and simple precursors, such as amino acids, which are readily available from the diet and which require only a small number of biosynthetic steps to convert.

thelifeofapremed:

The brain in love! Happy Valentines Day!

Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a synapse. Neurotransmitters are packaged into synaptic vesicles clustered beneath the membrane in the axon terminal, on the presynaptic side of a synapse. They are released into and diffuse across the synaptic cleft, where they bind to specific receptors in the membrane on the postsynaptic side of the synapse. Release of neurotransmitters usually follows arrival of an action potential at the synapse, but may also follow graded electrical potentials. Low level “baseline” release also occurs without electrical stimulation. Many neurotransmitters are synthesized from plentiful and simple precursors, such as amino acids, which are readily available from the diet and which require only a small number of biosynthetic steps to convert.