Smiling because the Monday work blues is finally over, and I am SO excited to announce the launch my blog:
✨Med School Milah✨
It’s lowkey scary to open up about my journey but I am excited to take y’all with me ! This blog is more than the not so glamorous medical life- it’s about my balance and how I strive for it-How I enjoy life in the city, my natural hair journey, traveling ✈️, mentorship, etc. •••
My first post is dedicated to “Why Medicine?” & let’s just say it gets reallll deep. realll fast. I learned a lot about myself writing this and I hope it lends comfort to people who are interested in becoming a physician from a non-traditional science background. •••
Link is in my bio, and since I’m new to this blogging thing, if you have any suggestions or questions please message me!
With ❤️, Milah.
Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon who is inspiring & educating all of us. She’s penned her thoughts for Women’s Agenda on the everyday actions we can take to change the lives of women, and press for progress. Nikki’s interests include women’s heart health, women in surgery & self-care. Her first book Can you Die of a Broken Heart has just been published and we can’t wait to read it.
Strive to move your body because you want to, not because you feel like you have to! We suggest to our patients 30-45 mins a day 5 days a week which meets @american_heart recommendations for living a #hearthealthy life, but remember what works for one might not work for another #bioindividuality Do what works with your schedule, your body’s wants/needs and overall what just feels good to you! Make it part of your daily routine, in which it becomes a natural and fluid addition to your schedule. Like @ddlovato said “Do it because your body deserves love, respect and healthy attention” 💕💪🏻💦
—— My name is Amber Boler. I am an adult cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic. Braving Minnesota winters in the name of great training!
I am passionate about medical education and hope to encourage students at all levels through an inside look at fellowship training.
Of course I’m biased towards cardiovascular medicine, but hope to shed some light on the educational process through my experiences. •
If anyone ever wanted to know what it’s like being a retail pharmacist 🙌🏻 Here is just a small list of things that customers say that makes me roll my eyes throughout the day [on the inside of course while always smiling on the outside]! Luckily, at the end of the day I still love what I do and the good days almost always outweigh the bad. 👩🏻⚕️
Also a friendly reminder to be nice to your local pharmacist and understand that they have more going on than what you can see. Our superhero power is definitely multitasking! 🤗
I hope everyone has made the most of their Monday! 💪🏻
Finished up a round of 18 ⛳️ and now sitting in the hotel bed studying and blogging.💻
New blog post is up! Determining Your Personality: Enneagram Personality Test. I’m a 1w2. More details about what this means are in my latest post. It’s really interesting when you start looking at associations between the personalities of people in various career paths or lifestyles. Let me know in the comments what your personality type is. 😊
“the harder i work, the luckier i get.”
a reminder that your journey should not be compared to that of others. this is something i had to keep telling myself as i watched the class i started with find out where they’re continuing their training. it’s been a weird mix of happiness🤗, jealousy🙃, excitement🤩, fomo😫, and sadness😢. took the weekend to myself to rejuvenate and now ready to tackle my ginormous to-do list.
hope you’re all having a kickass monday 🙏🏻 let’s create some of our own luck 🤩
It can be so easy to forget about the small wins, but they are just as important to reach the bigger goal 🙏🏼 I’m trying to be less critical of myself for not ticking off all the boxes on my to do list and simply be proud of every little thing I do. Every step is a step in the right direction and will help you get closer to your goal 🌟
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Iyabo Ojikutu (Okuwobi)- in the orange dress!
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So this is something I’ve been working on for a while now, but I’m super excited to say I’ve started the Integrative Medicine Interest Group at my school! I’ve been interested in complementary health approaches, and was hoping I’d get more exposure to its safety and use through our curriculum, but found that there really isn’t that much time allocated to that. So that’s when I had the idea to get this club founded, and I’m happy that we’ve finally got it up and running! Today we had our Networking Event for our Women In Medicine Week and many people came and asked me about integrative medicine and to even collaborate with future events. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for this interest group! 🤓🧘🏽♀️🚴🏽♂️🍎🌿🌾
A week ago if someone told me to order a lettuce burger I would’ve been like huh? 🥗🤢But when you’re diet is actually working you are motivated to make your cheat meal healthy! I’ve lost 5lbs this week on the Keto/IF combo I’ve been doing. After eating healthy all week, yesterday I was craving @shakeshack and thought I’d ditch the carbs and treat myself 🍔It was the same juicy meaty burger I like minus the guilt! •
Workouts: I worked out 3 times this week focusing on strength and HIIT training. •
In all honesty IF was hard due to working nights, I would get hunger pangs at 3-4am but they would subside after 15min. I would drink a lot of water infused with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar •
Note the first week is loss of water retention mostly but still progress. I’m definitely sticking to this plan for now 💪🏻
Givers are happier than receivers… #mondaymotivation ❤️
Minds out of the gutter please❗️❕❗️ Studies show that acts of kindness triggered brain 🧠 activity on MRIs that are associated with happiness 😃😄😁 . Even just promising to do something nice later elicited the same response. Maybe this is why I like spending money on others or taking care of all my patients 😘😍. ❤️
Next time you are in a bad mood, remember generosity and small acts of kindness trigger happiness 😁. ❤️
Aspire to be a Giver. Give love. Give hope. Give Strength. Give positivity. ❤️
For all you Pre-PA students freaking out about applying next cycle: here's a glimmer of hope. I was accepted into 3 programs (one in the top 20 in the nation) and waitlisted at the number 2 program and I DIDNT have a 4.0! 😱 In fact, my final GPA was a 3.51. It is so easy to forget that there is more to an applicant than grades, but believe it or not, schools will take into account your testing scores and personal experiences as well! This was the area I was strong in. Feel free to reach out to me via DM with any questions ☺️ happy applying! .
Do you ever sit and think what else in the world is actually better than chicken soup? Good, me too. Turns out it’s chicken soup.. but slow-cooked, juicy, veggie, hearty chicken soup. It snowed again in Dublin so thought this was the perfect weekend to try this recipe! Recipe below ⤵️ from @halfbakedharvest 😍
-6 cups low sodium chicken stock
-2 tablespoons butter
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-2 onions, chopped
-4 carrots, chopped
-2 parsnips, chopped
-2 ribs celery, chopped
-2 leeks, chopped
-1 bay leaf
-4 sprigs fresh thyme
-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
-2-3 pounds bone-in chicken breasts or thighs
kosher salt and black pepper
juice + zest of 1 lemon
-3/4 cup dry farro (I used bulgur)
-1/2 cup fresh cilantro and or mixed herbs
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 4-5 hours. About 45 minutes before serving, stir in the lemon juice and zest, plus the farro. Shred the chicken and stir it back into the soup and cook until the farro is tender. Top with fresh herbs when serving!