My Busiest and my Easiest School Days

With a lot of high school seniors graduating, I have gotten a lot of requests to share tips and advice for college. Thus, I decided to start a college series this summer to relieve new freshmen from the unknown! If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me through the comments, email(contact tab), or Instagram(@dramasforscrubs).

I took 15 hours my spring sophomore semester. While the number of credit hours may be considered little compared to the 18 hours I took my fall semester, this previous semester is by far, my hardest semester.

My Busiest Day: Tuesday ~17 Hours

8:30 AM – Wake Up // Eat Breakfast // Review Lab Experiment and Physics II Notes

9:30 AM – Head to Campus

10:30 AM – Physics II Discussion

12:00 PM – Introduction to Biochemistry

1:20 PM – Eat Homemade Lunch

2:00 PM – Organic Chemistry II Lab

5:20 PM – Relax or Review Psych Notes

6:00 PM – Intro to Personality Psych Lecture

7:30 PM – Pre-Medical Club

8:40 PM – Head Home

9:00 PM – Eat Dinner

9:30 PM – Complete Daily Quizzes and Homework // Prepare for Physics Lab II on Wednesday.

12:00 AM – Shower // Brush Teeth

1:00 AM – Sleep

My Easiest Day: Friday ~ 4.5 Hours

8:30 AM – Physics II Lecture (Which I usually skip since I find the lectures online to be more helpful than actually going to lecture; when I typically skip, I would wake up at 8:00 AM and head to campus at 8:30 AM). 

9:30 AM – Organic Chemistry II Lecture

10:30 AM – Eat Homemade Lunch

11:30 PM – Tutoring

1:00 PM – Head Home

I have yet to find anyone with a crazier schedule than mine, but I know that some people have luckily gotten Tuesdays and Thursdays off. Some semesters may have a variety of different schedules each day or similar days. How busy your schedule is depends on how many classes you wish to take and what time those classes are offered.

Let me know down below how your next semester looks like or how your semester went if you are a college student!

 

 

 

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First Trimester Favorites

I apologize for going MIA since school has started. As it is summer now, I promise there will be more blog posts coming soon! This one is going to be a long one!

I hope that 2018 has been a good and productive year for you so far! I returned back to my university in the middle of January for my spring semester of sophomore year! Learning my lesson from my 18 credit hours last semester, I took 15 hours this spring. However, I felt that this semester is much more difficult since I’m taking three of my major classes at the same time. Perhaps, this may my most difficult semester. Never did it ever cross my mind that an intro to biochemistry class would dissect my brain into pieces. I had daily quizzes and large weekly homework assignment, which has changed my studying habits drastically. Biochemistry got me putting my phone away and staying at my desk to focus for the majority of 2018 already. Definitely look out for more details in my end of my sophomore year review! I cannot believe that I am halfway done with my degree!

I have recently been more active on my Instagram. I have so much planned for my blog coming soon, but if you’re interested in mini updates from time to time, follow me on @dramasforscrubs! I am not quite sure what theme or what direction I want to head, but for now, I’m going to keep it a medical related Instagram. I just reached over 500 followers, and I cannot believe how many inspiring doctors, medical students, pre-meds, physician assistants, pre-pa, dentists, optometrists, nurses, technicians, and so many other professionals I have connected with on Instagram!

Without further ado, here I go with my favorites from January to April!

Blog Posts:

A Formal Introduction

After a long debate with myself, I decided to reveal my first name!

First Impression: Untouchable Lovers 

I wrote a guest blog post on DramaPanda a few weeks ago with my first impressions of Untouchable Lovers. If you are obsessed with dramas, especially Chinese dramas, you should definitely check out DramaPanda! Also, this blog post is my highlight for this trimester since VIKI REWTWEETED IT! After years of watching dramas on Viki, Never did I ever imagine that Viki would notice me!

Why Medicine – 10 Words 

Masumah was so kind in using her platform to gather a large number of bloggers to share their love of pursing medicine IN 10 WORDS! If you are interested in following more medical journeys, check out her amazing blog and other featured bloggers!

Learning to Be a Morning Person

With 8:30 A.M. classes almost every day, I have learned a few tricks to change my grumpy and groggy moods in the mornings.

Update: Last Quarter Favorites 

Here’s my last favorites update!

18 Things I Wish to Do in 2018

This was the first post I wrote this year sharing my goals for 2018. It honestly feels like a lifetime ago since January.

Music:

Jo Woochan, Park Hyunjin, and A Chillo’s OGZ is a collaboration among 12/13 year olds. I’m so amazed at how talented 12 years are these today. Jo Woochan actually made into the semifinals on Show Me the Money 6 that I’lll mention below!

Red Velvet’s Bad Boy blew me away.

Suzy’s Holiday featuring DPR Live is another favorite. How can someone be so naturally gorgeous and sound so beautiful at the same time?

Sik-K’s Choppy was probably played the most throughout this trimester. I love the chill vibes it gives. Continue reading

A Formal Introduction

Hi there!

I hope it’s not too late to introduce myself. You probably stopped by for my drama reviews or medical journey or both. However, I never formally introduced myself to you guys. I apologize for taking so long to create a formal introduction. I initially wanted to remain anonymous on this blog and my Instagram under DramasforScrubs. While I still wish to disclose little about my school, location, and name, I found it difficult to connect with you guys. Thus, I have recently decided to reveal my first name. Rather than introducing myself as DramasforScrubs, I shall now introduce myself as Amy from DramasforScrubs.

Here are some random facts about myself:

I am currently Sophomore studying Biochemistry/Pre-Med at a four year public research university. I will be halfway done with my bachelor’s degree this coming May. So excited for the end of this semester~

Despite growing up with a large, loud family, I am extremely introverted and like to spend time alone. I am an INFJ and am trying to be more social and less awkward.

I’m all about the DIY life. I love making crafts and projects as a way to de-stress. Cooking is also one of my favorite task to do every week as a break from studying.

I get easily distracted. I do not have any games on my phone because I would probably spend hours on there instead of studying. If you are wondering, Candy Crush, Tetris, and Sudoku are my favorite games. (;

I have an obsession with chicken, especially fried chicken. I also love trying new ice cream flavors, consistency, and brands in my past time. My favorite flavor at the moment is cookies and creme.

Thank you for being patient. Thank you so much for following me on my medical journey along with occasional hobbies and tidbits. 

Amy

 

WHY MEDICINE? – IN 10 WORDS

I recently joined in with several aspiring doctors in sharing our brief reason for loving medicine. Thank you Masumah for engaging and inspiring lovers of medicine!

Life of a Medic

Why Medicine?

One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over and over. And this is such a long question to answer, because I know my reasons required 4,000 characters in my personal statement. So, that gave me the idea, is it possible for it to be answered in just 10 words or less?

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Learning to be a Morning Person

I’m the type of person who loves sleep. When I say love, I mean it! If I don’t have anything schedule for the day, I can sleep for 10-12 hours! Once, I slept for 14 hours, but woke up with a terrible headache. I never slept any longer from then on.

I have 6+ alarms that start waking me up every 5 minutes before I would actually get out of bed. I usually do not start getting ready until 10 to 15 minutes before I have to leave my place. In only 10 minutes, I brush my teeth, wash my face, straighten my hair, use the toilet, change into outside clothes, and then I’m out the door. What can I say? I’m a low maintenance girl who loves sleep.

I was always cranky in the morning. In high school, I woke up around 7:40 A.M. each day. However, college is a time where even waking up at 10 A.M. is terrible. Now that I’m taking my major courses, I have no other option then to wake up early.  There is only one class offered bright and early in the morning for each course. Thus, I have to women up and learn to be a morning person.

Here are some tips that have been helpful in changing my routine and mood in the mornings.

Sleep Earlier

If you sleep earlier, you can wake up earlier. I’m a night owl, so it was challenging to close my eyes at night even if I did like to sleep. Put away your phone.  Turn off notifications. Put it on vibrate. Sleep.

Wake up Immediately

Snoozing your alarm clock may allow you to be more exhausted from the process of falling back asleep and waking back up repeatedly.  Wake up immediately and let your morning start productively, away from exhaustion. Continue reading

Update: Last Quarter Favorites

THIS PREVIOUS SEMESTER WAS EXTREMELY BUSY

I apologize again, for my semi-hiatus status! I’ve been trying to balance my school course work, tutoring shifts, extracurricular activities, and finding a job. Taking about 8 classes (18 credit hours not counting lab hours!), it has been difficult studying for midterms! I probably had at least one midterm/test every single week. I have been keeping tracks of days, but the days flow by too quickly! There’s always an assignment due or preparation for a class need each and every day. I honestly enjoy being productive and busy, but I probably won’t be taking this many classes in future semesters, especially with harder science courses. If you would like to know more of my studies, how I studied, or anything of the like, please let me know!

This post will probably be the longest one because I have so many favorites each month, and I cannot leave any out!

Blog Posts:

Tips: Enrolling in Classes

Happy ONE Year Anniversary

What You Should and Not Do Before Your Exams

Liebster Award

What’s on My Phone?

Drama Review: Queen for Seven Days

Dramas I Have REWATCHED This Year

18 Things I Wish to Do in 2018

Music:

I haven’t been resonating with EXO’s music these past few years. It seems that I have grown out of their type of music, but EXO’s Sweet Lies is the exact RnB that I need in my life.

LambC’s Love Like That is so chill that makes me feel more relaxed when I would be stressing to write essays.

I absolutely love Shiloh’s voice. This beat and remix is so beautiful. It’s another perfect destressing type of music.

Keshi’s Magnolia is another favorite for studying. At this rate, I might as well share my study music playlist. Hehe If you want a whole list, comment down below! Continue reading

18 Things I Wish To Do in 2018

In 2017, I promised to find myself and become the best person I could possibly be.  Now, how did that go? Well, I would say that I learned quite a lot about myself this previous year. College has forced me to acknowledge my weaknesses and better them to be my strengths. While I have found who I am, I still have many weaknesses that I would like to improve. Here are 18 things that I wish to do in 2018. Yes, there are quite a few that I have listed. However, I will challenge myself to try to achieve all that I have listed. After all, most of these goals should be something that I should already implement into my lifestyle.

  1. Get out of my comfort zone
  2. Talk to people
  3. Make new friends
  4. Be more involved
  5. Fix my sleep schedule
  6. Wake up earlier
  7. Set a study schedule
  8. Be more productive with time.
  9. Increase my GPA
  10. Gain medical experience
  11. Start saving money
  12. Get a part-time/full-time job
  13. Declutter my closet and papers
  14. Eat more healthy
  15. Find more reasons to smile
  16. Read more books
  17. Live simple with minimal items
  18. Be grateful and keep a list of gratitude

What are your resolutions/goals for this year?