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Spring Semester Check In

Feb. 19, 2018—It’s hard to believe that the semester is already almost halfway done, and I’m quickly on my way to being a senior. With midterms and Spring Break quickly approaching, here are some tips that I’ve found helpful to make sure that I’m on track for the rest of the semester: Go to office hours. Make...

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Three Truths of Junior Year

Dec. 22, 2017—Final grades have been posted, and I am now officially halfway through my junior year at Vanderbilt! However, this semester has brought with it a few realizations: I’m finally starting to feel old. I live in a Towers suite with four seniors and one other junior. This has really put into perspective how quickly time...

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How to Study (The 4th Thing I Learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—Wow, this post is so important. Although I came to Vanderbilt as the valedictorian of my high school class, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar, all the rest, I didn’t fully know how to study. I was doing parts of it: talking to myself outloud, creating quizlet sets, making connections between the material, but I didn’t...

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The Complete Guide to Being Premed (The 2nd Thing I learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—LITERALLY everything about being premed, from grades to extracurriculars to well, everything. Remember, folks. It's all psychological.

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Losing voice, gaining sleep

Dec. 10, 2017—Guys, I got sick right before finals and lemme tell y’all, it’s not fun. 10/10 would not recommend… It all started with losing my voice after an impromptu jam sesh with my suite mates and neighbors. My voice progressively got worse, and I caught a cold on top of it. My only method of communication...

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Calm before the storm

Dec. 4, 2017—Finals season is upon us… I’ve been saying this all semester, but time goes by so quickly at Vandy. It feels like we just started the school year, and it’s already time for finals. Especially after Thanksgiving break, it just goes by super quickly. This weekend I did some studying, but I also just tried...

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7 Days of Blogging: Spring 2018 Class Preview

Nov. 24, 2017—Sadly, my week of blogging is coming to the end (but don’t worry, I’ll be back with Inside ‘Dores for 5 MORE SEMESTERS)! However, I’ve got one final post before we part ways for now. Since I started with my class recap for this fall, I thought I’d share with you all my spring class schedule...

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7 Days of Blogging: The Best Ways To Destress During Finals

Nov. 20, 2017—While Thanksgiving break is far from over, I will admit that my mind has been on the finals I’ll have to take before coming home at the end of the semester. However, while it is easy for college students to get too focused on exams to prioritize their sleep, friendships, and overall wellbeing, my goal...

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7 Days of Blogging: Fall 2017 Class Recap

Nov. 18, 2017—Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone! Partially as an exercise in gratitude and partially because I have an abundant amount of free time being home this week, I’m going to write one blog post a day for the next week in honor of my favorite place: Vandy! Before I start looking forward, I thought I’d take a...

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How to take 2 labs at the same time

Oct. 14, 2017—Step 1: don’t do it! I’m just kidding. If your plans for the future require you to take a challenging course load, accept the challenge. Your friends will think you’re crazy, but once your figure out a good time management strategy, I promise it will not be crazy hard all the time. As a pre-med,...

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