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My Med School Application Timeline

Oct. 6, 2019—Hello again! As my first semester of senior year gets into full swing, the next phase of my life is definitely weighing on my mind. As many of you know, I am in the process of applying to medical school, so I thought I’d share a little about the process as I’m going through it....

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Big News…

Sep. 29, 2019—I got accepted to medical school!!! As I type this phrase inside of a bustling coffee shop, I still can’t fully believe that it’s real. It feels like not so long ago I was stressing about gen chem, into bio, organic chem, and biochem midterms without seeing the light at the end of the tunnel....

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Vanderbilt Parents’ Weekend

Sep. 24, 2019—The words “parent” and “college student” do not seem to have anything in common. One is responsible and one is broke. One gets sleep and one gets none. One vacuums and one rarely even makes the bed. However, Vanderbilt Parents’ Weekend is one of the most fun weekends of the year. It turns out, parents...

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My Junior Year Living Experience

Sep. 23, 2019—“I have 9 roommates, 5 of which are guys.” Most students at other campuses are very surprised to hear the statement above but at Vanderbilt, this is a unique living option for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I live in a Mayfield, which is a small lodge with 2 floors, 1 kitchen, and a common space....

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A Day in the Life

Sep. 22, 2019—I’ve written a few times about what a typical day in my life looks like, so I thought I’d give an updated version of a day in my life now that I’m in my senior year. Each day looks a little different, so I’ll try to paint a picture of what life is like these...

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I went to PREVAIL!

Sep. 21, 2019—You’re probably wondering what PREVAIL is. PREVAIL is a leadership conference for Vanderbilt students who identify as women. It was an amazing opportunity that came at the right time for me. We’ve gotten to that point in the semester where everyone has so much work to do and we all needed a reminder that, “We...

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What Is New in My Vanderbilt Life

Sep. 20, 2019—Happy Fall 2019 everyone! My summer break was rejuvenating. I watched TV dramas and movies in a wide range of topics from all over the world. I believe doing so is relaxing and beneficial to my writing. Besides, I read books relevant to Asian Studies, spent wonderful time with family and friends, and visited multiple...

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Vanderbilt Outdoors Club

Sep. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt has a unique club called Wilderness Skills (WilSkils), which offers student-led outdoors trips every weekend. I just got back today from a climbing trip in Jackson Falls, IL. This was my second WilSkils trip and both experiences have been great! The best part is that you do not have to sign up for the...

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Class Overview: Fall 2019

Sep. 15, 2019—Time here at Vandy is flying by, so I’m making yet another semesterly post on the classes I have the opportunity to take here (as a senior now!). I’m particularly excited for this semester because I’m getting to take classes more specific to my majors and electives for fun now that I’ve completed all of...

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The Summer of Applications

Sep. 11, 2019—This summer was a learning experience for me. I decided that since I wasn’t doing an internship this summer, I felt like I needed to do one during the school year. Previously, I hadn’t decided what I could see myself doing in the future. However, after taking Professor Michael Porter’s Business of Music class, I...

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