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No, I will not be revealing my source bc im no snitch but EXCUSE ME?? YAAAALLLLEEE?? (Said like Souljah Boi). Obviously it is an enormous honor to even be considered for something like this- thank you to all the students who nominated me. Moments like this remind me that what I do matters to many 😭😭😭😭 I appreciate you all.

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So my best friend @linnliu is getting married to my other best friend and while I have not yet written my MOH speech (😱), I did throw her a bomb bachelorette party ft. a few of her favorite things: 1) hanging out with doofuses & 2) stunting on heauxs while doing it.

Thank you so much to @karlsolano 📸 for the amazing photography (you were so fun & are so talented, y’all need to make sure this man stays booked and busy okay!) & @neftieboni for helping me organize across the ocean! And also to @allbirds for the comfy new kicks - they just dropped the Pacer line & they are so comfy & stylish & match most of my closet! If you use the link in my bio, you get free socks! 🧦

@wndrmuseum #bacheloretteparty

Just finished up my rotation on #electrophysiology #ep. EP is a subspecialty of Cardiology that focuses on the electrical activity of the heart - they’re the rhythm docs! (Check out @heart.beat.doctor to learn more about what EPs focus on!)

I have only recently started feeling more confident in my EKG reading, and will soon try to do a few videos on the topic. There was so much about EKGs I just didn’t understand until recently that I think would’ve helped me as a resident!

(Also yes I’m a nerd, and yes I always draw myself as an Orc / barbarian princess bc it’s my preferred fantasy aesthetic 😂)

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As promised, tips for doing well on your #clinicalevaluations in third year!

Once upon a time, I found third year evaluations bewildering. All of my classmates were brilliant, so I couldn’t understand what differentiated an honors med student from a high pass. And while I still think the grading system is subject to bias and is often unintelligible, now that I’ve worked in a supervisory role with med students for a few years, I think I better understand what makes some stand out from the pack.

The transition from preclinical years, when having the right answer, to clinical ones, where right answers don’t really exist, can be jarring for students. This is why it’s extra important to take ownership of your patients completely. Pay attention to decisions that are made throughout the day, keep a list of tasks that need to be completed for the patient and follow through with everything you can help with. Know what happened with them overnight (this might mean you come listen to morning sign out!) 3rd year is an apprenticeship, not a pageant - taking responsibility for their care and thinking of yourself as their doctor (with backup) will set you up nicely for success.

Any other things med students can do to take ownership of patients?

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Like dang can a girl just be grumpy in peace 😫

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#tbt to when @linnliu (aka Linda “smack a hoe” Liu) got a 3rd year eval describing her as “meek” because she was appropriately quiet during one of her rotations.

I both loved and hated my 3rd year of med school. On one hand, I finally got to meet patients! On the other, I constantly felt like I was adjusting my personality to suit my audience & counteract prejudice, & that got tiring quick. (An aside: not implying that white male med students don’t have to do the same, just that they seemed more likely to have their innate personality traits looked upon favorably!)

What are wildly inaccurate ways you’ve been described in your clinical evaluations?

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Just finished seeing #TheWomanKing. It was incredible, and you should all go see it in theaters NEOWWW. I saw it in Hyde Park, which was awesome bc we didn’t have to stay quiet (I like my movies w/ crowd commentary, & for this one the various hoots, hollers & bursts of applause only enhanced my enjoyment).

It was so refreshing to see so many dark skinned Black women with natural hair on screen. Refreshing to see them TRIUMPH. To see them live outside of the male gaze. Also @johnboyega in it, & y’all know how I feel about my boy. Thank you @gpbmadeit for giving this to us. I’m prolly gonna watch it another 500xs.

👗: @fabletics #myfabletics #moveinfabletics - this dress is everything

“Okay 36 / 2 is 18 so we both pay 18 but then like 10% of 18 is 1.80 and times that by two is 3.60 so that’s how we give a 20% tip right” - two girls with doctorates at a restaurant

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As medical trainees, we rarely get time to run errands, do groceries, or meal prep. Thus, I’m always looking for ways to simplify my life. Vega Real Food Smoothie is helping me do that nowadays, made with foods like oats and spinach, each smoothie has 20g of protein that helps keep me feeling full. In terms of prep, all you need is a shaker cup, 12 oz of water, and some upper arm strength–perfect for on the go! Want a chance for you & a friend to win the entire Vega Real Food Smoothie line? 1) like this post 2) follow @vegaplantnutrition and 3) tag a friend to enter the giveaway! Otherwise, use my code SHIRLY25, valid this week only, for 25% off any of the Real Food Smoothie products. Happy sipping! @vegaplantnutrition + #KeepGrowing + #Ad

Me: #nonewfriends, my 💛 is closed for business *meets my boo @just_ijeoma ‘s crew at her 30th bday celebration 🎉 * Me: ok fine, #somenewfriends

Literally not a flex when I say that I have not experienced stress-free enjoyment in over a year and a half, but something about this crew of badass, beautiful Black girls (all of us doctors, ayyy) had me feeling free again! I think it’s the freedom of being surrounded by people who understand my exact experience, w/ whom I can be my complete self.

1: my shameless excuse to post a #medkini pic 💕 2: my 🫀 soul sister & bday girl moonlighting as a model 3: my one good group selfie 4: the fly group pic they took the moment I left 😤 5: the 1st drawing I’ve done just for fun in months x Mal, the male lead for 📖 2 6: me looking cute again bc why not, this is a rare occurrence 7: clown car cardiology crew