Term 1 of Medical School at SGU

This time last year I was counting down the days until I’d be leaving for Grenada. One year later, I’m dreading the return to the island (less than one week before term 3 begins). I was very excited to pursue this adventure, and I am still stoked to be earning a medical degree, but I’d […]

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MIDWAY MASSAGE : Soothing Touch Massages Done by the Visually Impaired

Sitting at a cubicle or desk for the majority of your day is surprisingly hard on your butt and back. If I am not studying, I am eating, sleeping, or sitting in a desk at class for four hours at a time. The break from work is nice, but after completing almost half of the […]

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Squeezin’ In Some Scuba: Scuba Diving Certified in Grenada

This weekend, I officially became PADI (Professional Association of Diver Instructors) certified as an open water diver. I probably would not have gotten certified, if it weren’t for the tempting coral reef and saltwater marine life. Many years ago, I was diving with my dad. I was a teenager, and I knew little to nothing […]

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White Coat Ceremony

The day had finally come. The day that my fellow classmates and I took an oath to medicine, while we received our white coats. The moment we had all worked so hard for; all of us offering a different story (over 50 countries are represented in the student body of St. George’s University—School of Medicine—Class […]

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Week 1 on the Island: The Unexpected Waves of Reality

As soon as I was accepted into St. George’s University, I started a countdown on my phone so that I could see how many days until I got to start this exciting, new adventure. As the days decreased, my excitement increased. It wasn’t until three days before departure, that I realized what was happening. On […]

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Scales, Wails, and Airline Tales: My First International Flight

I’ve began to think that traveling is really enjoying the views and kind humans, while making every mistake you can. And while it is stressful in the moment, the most important part is being able to laugh and learn. August 7th I got to the airport at 2pm for my 4:25 pm flight from Tulsa […]

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Why I Chose Caribbean Medicine

Pictured above is St. George’s University in Grenada where I am attending medical school in the fall. Today gave me clarity. I tell people that I am going to the Caribbean for medical school, and most of the time people ask the same question first. WHY? At first, I was taken back by this question, […]

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