I recently started my third year (out of four) in medical school at NCNM. Third year is where the transition from student to doctor officially begins, with the start of the internship. It’s finally my opportunity to interact with real patients and start applying all of the knowledge that’s been smashed into my head over … More It’s official: I’m a terrible doctor.
I’ve been feeling a bit lost. It was bound to happen, I suppose. I’m halfway through my four-year medical school adventure and it’s been almost eight years since I first made the life altering decision to become a doctor. Since that cool November evening when I was lying on my back with my arms behind … More Don’t forget about your dreams – My weekend in San Francisco.
I knew I was pushing myself to my limit, but I thought I could handle it. My plan was to take my first set of board exams to become a licensed naturopathic doctor on a Tuesday and fight at a Muay Thai event on the following Saturday. From the moment my school term ended until … More It’s not about being unbreakable.
I’m a second-year medical student. And a fighter. Some would say I lead a dual life. I don’t see it that way, but there is definitely a giant gap between these two aspects of my life. I end up feeling a bit misunderstood. The people I train with mostly assume that I take a part-time … More 5 profound life lessons I learned from losing a Muay Thai fight.
A while back, I got dumped by a girl. We’d been dating for almost three years. I was devastated. I knew I had to break the news to my parents at some point, so I called them up, took a deep breath and dropped the bomb on them. My mom sounded a bit distracted, like … More The beauty of finding the ugly.
I make my living as a massage therapist. It’s one of the few areas of my life where I can confidently say that I am a trained professional. I’m good at it. Over the years, I’ve come to identify a few different client stereotypes. One particular type of customer has taught me something I thought … More It’s not the pressure. It’s the point.