MCAT PREMED

“MCAT”

December 9, 2016

“MCAT”

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Hey there,

So, in this weeks post I’m going to talk about the thing that haunts me the most… the MCAT. MCAT stands for Medical College Admissions Test and it’s basically the SAT of Medical School. The MCAT is a grueling standardized exam, which basically means your grade depends on how well you do relative to the group of individuals tested. This also means the exam is graded on a curve, that can be good or bad depending on the group of individuals tested. I believe, I have registered for the MCAT over five times and I have taken it exactly… hmm, carry the three, add the two… uh, yeah zero times. I have never taken the MCAT. I have wasted countless dollars registering for it and I have nothing to show for it. That being said, It’s better to lose the money rather than taking the exam when you are not ready. This is because Medical Schools see all your MCAT attempts, and statistically speaking students that retake the MCAT usually don’t score that much higher on the retake, so its very important to keep that in mind. It is highly suggested that one studies somewhere from 3 to 6 months and takes a lot of practice exams. However, it is a mere suggestion because every person is different, so always follow your gut. Nevertheless, practice exams are a must because you’ll never know all the information, and if you take longer to memorize everything you will forget something. So, instead of being counterproductive, take as many practice exams as you can so you know what to look for, how to go about solving a certain questions and you can develop an appropriate pace. The MCAT is a timed exam and the total administration time according to AAMC is about seven and a half hours. YIKES, good thing is that the times allotted for breaks is included in there. As terrified as I am of this exam, I am registered to take it in June of 2017. I am going to start studying for it as soon as finals week is over for me, so please follow me on my MCAT journey. I will be making many significant posts, discuss the programs, aids and whatever else I use to prepare. If you have any suggestions please let me know below!

Till next time!

x0x0

Chanush 😉

FASHION Style

“Shoes”

December 2, 2016

“Shoes”

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Hey there,

I am obsessed with shoes… I kid you not I own 40+ pairs of shoes. I know what you may think, WAY too many pairs of shoes – but I beg to differ. Shoes can make or break an outfit. Every pair of shoes has its own vibe that they bring to an outfit. It’s a great way to accessorize, bring some flavor, change up a look, dress up or down an outfit, try something new, mix styles, feel sexy and have fun. There are so many different types of shoes, something to fit everyones fancy. For me personally – I love heels. The vast majority of my shoe collection consists of heels. I love them, and living in New York City, where you take the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority – for my non New Yorkers) everywhere, and during peak hours it sometimes makes it annoying wearing them when you’re not going out. So it is very understandable why many women don’t wear them as much – myself included sometimes. That being said – if you wear them enough you can run on a treadmill in them. I definitely cannot run in heels on a treadmill, I can’t even run in sneakers, very out of shape – haha. Nevertheless, there has never been a better time to make your shoe dreams come true! So, if you ever wanted to be able to wear heels everywhere… Now is your chance to start!

All that being said, because I love shoes so much, I’m looking to start a segment “A shoe a week”. In this segment, I would like to showcase a pair of shoes a week. This segment isn’t going to run straight through, they will be posted randomly. SO, stay tuned and please let me know if you like this idea? What you think I should include in the post and if you prefer heels or flats.

Till next time!

x0x0

Chanush 😉

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“I want to be a Doctor.”

November 25, 2016

“I want to be a Doctor.”

Hey there!

So, this is my first post! I’m excited, let’s get into it. Do you want to be a doctor – great – why? I find that this is one question I am constantly asked. I get it, there are so many wondrous careers out there, why did I choose this path? It’s certainly not the easiest – matter of fact, its pretty hard. To be completely honest I do not have a perfect answer for this question because there isn’t one clear-cut answer to why. In fact, there are many reasons why – and I will divulge that information at a later date. What I will say is that if there was anything else out there for me. I would have pursued it. However, I chose something that I know will require a lot of work, dedication, long hours, few vacations, virtually no family time, etc. I chose this because despite all the “negatives” – in my eyes it’s all just positive. I want to make a difference in this world and change people’s lives for the better. Being able to help just one person makes all these sleepless nights worth it. Taking away pain and improving a quality of life makes having loans no big deal. My heart and my soul belong to medicine – and from the experiences that I’ve had so far. I know that this is the place for me – something I was made for. I’m ready to do anything and everything to make my dream come true because; its the only thing that feels right. So ladies and germs, if medicine does that for you, then forget everyone and everything and do what you need to do to get where you want to be. If you aren’t sure if this is the right field, then; volunteer, shadow, work in a hospital – get experience and then make your decision. Lastly, if medicine does not do that for you, then find what does – so you won’t have to work a day in your life. Find and do what you love. Always be true to yourself!

Till next time!

x0x0

Chanush 😉