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LLU Secondary

July 31, 2006

So, I’m making some progress as you can see from the table below. I submitted the secondary applications for Cincinnati, Maryland, and Loma Linda. To be honest, I’m hesitating submitting to the black med schools because I’ve had my black school experience since kindergarten. High school was the first time I had ever been in […]

Filling out Maryland’s secondary

July 28, 2006

I’m currently typing this from the library at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, in the Bronx, NY. Lol, no I didn’t get an interview here, I’m just visiting my fiancee, who is doing summer research here. From face value, there are ALOT ALOT ALOT ALOT of Asian doctors, med students, etc., here. This is […]

Uncharted Pathways

July 19, 2006

You know, its an odd thing. You think you are going one place, and the Lord leads you somewhere else. And even though you may absolutely dislike where He is sending you, somehow you know that where He wants you to be is where you will be the happiest. I recall when it came […]

Doctor Shadowing at WHC

July 17, 2006

Yesterday I got the opportunity to shadow the surgery resident at the Washington Hospital Center. He’s on the orange team which does more general surgery related things rather than specific cases like burns, or transplants. He didn’t go in to do any surgeries; his job was to go in and round on all the patients, […]

Verified!!!

July 13, 2006

My AMCAS is verified!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heck yeah! Lol. Sorry, but I was about to write an entry basically laying out my plans to drive the 30 minutes to the AAMC building in D.C. and disembowel whoever is letting my AMCAS application sit on their desk. But it looks like I won’t have to do that. […]

I’m an idiot (truly)

July 3, 2006

Today I truly felt like an idiot. For all those premeds out there…its very important to retain certain tidbits of information, even from classes you hate. I HATED general chemistry class. It was just an overglorified math class to me, and I’m really not fond of math. Now I can get an A in pretty […]

I’ve gotten a little more rest so I can actual concentrate as I’m writing.

June 22, 2006

I’ve gotten a little more rest so I can actual concentrate as I’m writing. As you all know I’m currently in a summer research program at Johns Hopkins University in their Department of Biology. I know this is going to sound weird coming out of my mouth, but I am actually excited about my research […]

AMCAS app complete

June 20, 2006

Wow, so much has happened while I’ve been gone. Its so nice to see so many new writers on the site. I’ve been pretty busy, but I don’t want to make this post too long. As most of you all know, I have been on a NAPS mission in Lake Charles, LA for the […]

Got my grades

May 12, 2006

A lot of things that I was worried about are now winding down. I don’t know if I told you all or not, but I’m going on another NAPS mission and it leaves on the 15th. I won’t have access to a computer again until June 18th which is when I definitely want to submit […]

Filling the bloody AMCAS out

May 3, 2006

The excitement of filling out my AMCAS has already died off. Now I’m slamming my head against my desk, trying to make sure that I word everything correctly for the Work/Experiences section. I’m not really sure how formal the wording needs to be, but I know that I’m not making it crazy formal. I’m just […]

AMCAS is Open!!!

May 2, 2006

Its showtime baby!!!!! Lol, AMCAS 2007 is finally open! It’s weird though, for a second I was kind of scared to start filling it out, but that time has passed and I’m busy filling it out. I’m really confused as to why all the stuff I filled in for AMCAS 2006 didn’t transfer over. I […]

OBMA President!

April 28, 2006

Ahhh, the calm after the storm is truly peaceful. This past week was very very very very hard. I had finals in all of my classes except one. I also had three papers to write, one thesis presentation, a photography portfolio to finish, etc, etc. Last Sunday, I was looking at my To Do list […]

Unsettling info

April 20, 2006

I have never studied before liked I’ve been studying for the past 3 days. We had our final today in Gross Anatomy Lab, and its OVER!!!! For the final we had a written section and a practicum section. For the written section, the hardest part was remembering all the borders of all these bloody triangles […]

Almost application time

April 10, 2006

Hey everyone!!! The school year is winding down and I’m excited because then its application time!!! I’ve already received one LOR into my Interfolio account, so just two more to go! I know I’ve been going back and forth between what schools are on my list, but this list is truly my last list. There […]

more SDN writers…yeah!

April 6, 2006

Man, there sure has been an explosion of SDN writers lately! I like it though, it makes me write more so I won’t be at the bottom of the list! Anyway, some interesting things have happened in the past couple of days. First, my school had there annual Honor’s Convocation where they honor the […]

This past Friday I went on a field trip to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN

April 2, 2006

This past Friday I went on a field trip to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. The trip was actually pretty informative, and I’ve decided to add Meharry onto my list because of it. When we got there it was raining pretty hard, but we jumped out of the bus and went into the student […]

On this past 17th, I had a pretty good day. I had an interview with Dr. Nyirady, the

March 25, 2006

On this past 17th, I had a pretty good day. I had an interview with Dr. Nyirady, the Dean of Admissions at Loma Linda SOM. It was basically our interview before our real one next semester. It went remarkably well, and he said in so many words that he doesn’t want me to apply to […]

This past Friday I had a pretty good day.

March 19, 2006

This past Friday I had a pretty good day. I had an interview with Dr. Nyirady, the Dean of Admissions at Loma Linda SOM. It was basically our interview before our real one next semester. I went remarkably well, and he said in so many words that he doesn’t want me to apply to any […]

I praise the Lord that we can’t actually see in the future,

March 16, 2006

I praise the Lord that we can’t actually see in the future, because if we could, we probably would never get out of bed, knowing the kind of day we would have. This whole week has just been crazy. The teachers truly see that they haven’t taught enough, and they are just piling it on. […]

Hey everyone. The school year is winding down and I’m clamping down on my time.

March 11, 2006

Hey everyone. The school year is winding down and I’m clamping down on my time. I’ve failed (well by my standards) my last 3 quizzes in Mammalian Anatomy and I know I didn’t do so well in the Mammalian practicum. Its not because the information is too hard that I didn’t do well, but I […]

Man, it sure seems like no one is leaving comments now that they have to register

March 7, 2006

Man, it sure seems like no one is leaving comments now that they have to register. Lol, well I guess its for the best anyway. I hope that the good people continue to comment. I hope that even those with criticisms still comment, just not those crazy people. I’m back in school now and […]

Changes in SDN site

March 3, 2006

I LOVE the new site!!! Things are much better now. There are still some ways for people to exploit the comment system which I’ve pointed out to Dan; so hopefully he’ll take care of that and everything will be straight again. I’m kind of sad that all the comments that have been left on all […]

I’m pretty much full swing into school and I seem to be doing alright.

February 10, 2006

I’m pretty much full swing into school and I seem to be doing alright. I wanted to respond to Medschool2010’s comment in my last post. In my last post I had said that I was removing Georgetown and George Washington from my list because they are too stuck on numbers would probably reject me as […]

Dr. Tran really helped me out with all those questions I had about the app process.

February 5, 2006

Dr. Tran really helped me out with all those questions I had about the app process. Thanks once again for that. For me, classes have been trudging on. Even though I have more free time, I seem to be wasting it by looking at phones, going on Facebook, and just surfing the internet in […]

Man, I’ve been gone for awhile and I just came back and read all these comments on

January 30, 2006

Man, I’ve been gone for awhile and I just came back and read all these comments on my diary and Richard Tran’s diary. All this stuff is truly ridiculous. It truly makes me laugh when I hear all this talk about numbers. No one knows why Rich wasn’t accepted by more schools; so speculating on […]

Boy, a lot of time sure has passed. I’m sorry I haven’t been writing like

January 5, 2006

Boy, a lot of time sure has passed. I’m sorry I haven’t been writing like I should have been, but I’ve just been kind of burned out lately. All in all, everything is fine. Right now, I’m on a NAPS Christmas mission which just happens to be in Maryland. We’ve raised about $38,000 so far, […]

Time really fly’s during finals time.

December 13, 2005

Time really fly’s during finals time. The Thanksgiving mission with NAPS was great. A lot of lives were touched and I even got to preach one Sabbath. The sermon went well, but it was really scary, and I don’t think I want do it again.
The past couple of days have been harder (academically) than […]

First of all, I’d like to say, CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Tran for his

November 17, 2005

First of all, I’d like to say, CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Tran for his acceptance into his # 1 choice. I’m not sure if he believes in God, but the Lord has truly blessed him. Once again, congrats man. As for me, this week has been an absolute whirlwind of things to do. I start […]

Personal statement

November 13, 2005

I know this is fast, but after reading all of your comments (some were hard to swallow but all were very constructive) I decided to make some changes. I welcome more comments but after this, I will take the advice of one of my readers and not look at it until like 2 months before […]

Why I decided to blog for SDN

November 8, 2005

The whole reason for me asking Dr. Imler if I could be a SDN writer was because I wanted to reveal the ups and downs, and just the overall journey of being a premed, especially a minority premed. That being said, I want readers to really walk with me as I go through this journey, […]

Ok, so a lot of things have happened over the course of the past two weeks.

November 3, 2005

Ok, so a lot of things have happened over the course of the past two weeks. As you know, last week I was at UMBC for their Graduate Horizons program. Basically, they were trying to recruit minorities to their Ph.D programs. Honestly, they have a really really really really good program their which I would […]