I’m at an interesting point in my life. COVID-19 hit right as I was about to graduate from college, so I’ve been back home for the past year. On top of that, I’m starting medical school in the Fall, so I’ve really had nothing but time on my hands while I wait to begin my new journey.
With this time, I decided to invest in something truly meaningful to me. Every morning, I wake up, have a cup of coffee with my maternal grandparents, and go for an hour-long walk with them outside to catch the sunrise.
Coming back home…
I’ve previously written about the productivity techniques I used to graduate at the top of my college class and get into medical school. But the truth is: you can’t be productive without first knowing how to manage your time.
Productivity is essentially how much quality work you can accomplish in a given amount of time. To enhance your productivity, you have to excel in the discipline of time management.
When I started college, I came in with the solidified desire to pursue medicine. But with almost straight Cs in my high school science classes, I was treading some very dangerous…
When I first graduated from college, I had no idea how to manage my finances — how much to save, spend, or invest. I was overwhelmed, constantly stressing about the cycle of cash flowing in and out. Without a budgeting plan, I felt as if my whole life was out of control.
That’s when I realized I wanted to have 1) a budgeting plan that freed me from the burden of worrying about money. It was also important for me to 2) eliminate lifestyle inflation, which is a phenomenon where my spending increases as my income increases. …
Melvin Chee is an Australian eCommerce Specialist who built a series of companies, both grossing millions of dollars. One website, in particular, totaled revenue of $15 million in the span of 8 months.
He was only a typical college student with $100 when he started his $15 million company. How did he grow his $100 to gross a total of $15 million over the span of 8 months?
He started dropshipping, which is a form of retail business in which the entrepreneur holds no inventory. The products are shipped straight to the consumer, which is appealing for entrepreneurs like Melvin…
Like everyone else during a global pandemic, I was feeling unproductive and unmotivated as the control over my life slipped away from my fingertips. Although no one should be beating themselves up for it, I was guilty of doing so myself.
During quarantine, I started to focus on self-care that I’ve been neglecting before. That’s when I picked up the following three books that gave me tangible tips on how to make small changes to my lifestyle while creating drastic results.
I’ve read a total of 20 books in 2020, but the three books I’ll be talking about in this…
As a recent college graduate and incoming medical student, I have seen firsthand the widespread use of Adderall among my peers in the pre-medical community. Some students would carry bottles of Adderall, popping one before studying for exams, and others treated this as normal behavior.
The commonality of it surprised me. The fact that frequent Adderall usage didn’t stand out to anyone else — stood out to me.
As someone who barely scraped by with C’s in high school biology and chemistry, medical school was, for a long time, a faraway dream.
Although it seemed impossible for me to become a physician in high school, I learned and implemented techniques in college that vastly increased my productivity, improved my grades, and helped me gain acceptance to medical school.
Whether it’s in your college classes or graduate school, the academic difficulty keeps increasing exponentially as you progress through the education system.
The two most important factors affecting academic performance, especially in healthcare education, are 1) memorization and 2) application…
With the ever-widening wealth inequality and the rise of student debt, we often wonder: Is the United States socially mobile?
This is an ongoing, controversial debate because social mobility indicates equal opportunity — a crucial aspect of the American Dream.
Due to fast-paced technological advancements, many jobs are becoming obsolete, and employers are demanding higher levels of education for high-paying jobs. Among this intense competition, many of us agree that education is the sole key determinant of vertical, intergenerational social mobility.
As a student of higher education, I feel immense pressure to succeed and climb up the economic ladder. …
Charlemagne, a medieval emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, once said: “To have a second language is to have a second soul.”
Language and culture train our mind to think a certain way; for example, we pay attention to specific details depending on the structure of our language. Language is capable of both limiting and expanding our cognitive realm.
I was blessed to grow up learning Japanese from my parents and English through formal education. In Japanese, the sentence structure and vocabulary differ depending on whether you’re speaking to someone older or younger than you. …
In one study of 1,387 fourth-year medical students, 42% of them reported experiencing harassment and 84% experienced belittlement during medical school.
Poor mental and emotional health, lower rates of job satisfaction, an increase of depressive symptoms — the result of bullying and mistreatment in the workplace.
For healthcare workers and students, this is especially severe.
How does this happen?
A societal food chain exists to maintain a predator-prey relationship within these facilities. Like many other victims, I shared this experience during my first time volunteering at the hospital as a college student.
During my time volunteering at a hospital, I’ve…
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