Hey, everyone. My name is Ro and I am a 21-year-old college senior who has very recently been accepted into medical school. As I haven’t graduated yet, I don’t technically consider myself M1 (M-zero?), but aim to document as much as I can about this exciting new segment in my life for posterity’s sake. Change is coming in the next few months for me, and what with everything from moving 5 hours away from home, living on my own for the very first time, and ACTUALLY BEING IN MEDICAL SCHOOL…I figured I’d want to look back on my thoughts and feelings as I make this transition. Also if this blog in any way helps out current pre-meds, I will consider it a true success!
Some fun facts about me:
- I am Latina and read, write, and speak Spanish fluently.
- I greatly enjoy Criminal Minds. I was pretty late to the game, so I’m actually just now streaming season 6 on Netflix.
- My absolute favorite band is Young the Giant. Sameer, Francois, Jacob, Payam, and Eric are pretty much the best thing that ever happened to music (their Open Sessions on YouTube are a must-see). If you’ve never heard of them before, I highly recommend checking them out on Spotify. My dream is to some day see them in concert.
- I used to be an avid reader. I say used to because I feel I haven’t had the time to just pick up a good book and read for pleasure in FOREVER. Maybe that won’t change in med school, but I’m gonna try to make it happen.
- I have a thing for floral patterns and other pretty things like pens and stationery.
- Unsurprisingly, I love coffee.
- And, last but not least, I am Christian. I say this because you will probably see me mention God throughout some of my posts. While I would never try to force my beliefs onto others, I feel that if I want this blog to be as honest a documentation as possible, I have to be able to express what I feel and what I believe openly. If this is a deal-breaker for you (which I really hope it isn’t), then good luck in all your future endeavors and au revoir.
In closing, here’s an inspirational quote:
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. -Hippocrates