Books For Freshies

Hello! Ito na ang book list to help incoming freshies decide which books to use/buy. Note: This is based from my experience (SLCM 1st year) ok? 🙂 So, do not solely rely on the books on this list. Explore the books found in our library. Also, if you would like to add something, just comment below! Post will be mostly Tagalog. 🙂

Noong 1st year ako, sobrang nagtitipid kasi ako non kasi hello ang mahal ng tuition. Wala akong binili na kahit anong books.Read More »

St. Luke’s College of Medicine – The Interview

Probably the part which most medschool applicants get nervous about is the INTERVIEW. I’ve experienced being interviewed in UERM and SLCM. I must say both interviews were “chill lang”. Well, I’m gonna share how my interview in SLCM went and some tips for you guys. 😀

Tip #1 Arrive early but not too early. In my case, I arrived really early in the SLCM library. My schedule was 8:00am but I arrived in SLCM about 7:00am. Around 8am, two applicants arrived and we started talking and I found out they were also Thomasians. We waited until 9am because I think the doctor who was supposed to interview us was not informed about the interview. So, they requested another doctor to substitute. Mind you, the substitute turned out to be the Head of Surgery of St. Luke’s Medical Center. Around 9:30am, I was called to come inside the office. Read More »

NMAT: OWN IT WITH THESE TIPS

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WHAT IS NMAT?

Please check this link if your concern includes registration, schedules, fees, etc. I also advise you to read this carefully.

NMAT consists of two parts. Let’s start with PART I:

  • Verbal. Well, being a bookworm this part was pretty a-okay for me. There were analogies and reading comprehension tests in this one. I did not review much for this and rather focused on harder sub tests like Physics and Quantitative. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, you’re good to go.

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Block 4 feelz

No joke pero this was the hardest block so far for me. T_T

I think because sobrang daming subjects this block and ang heavy nung semestral subjects this time pero ang hirap talaga. Para kaming binubugbog during those 2 weeks of exams. <////3

Tho aaminin ko hindi ako nakapag-aral ng sobra because of extracurricular stuff. Kaya masakit sa puso na hindi ko nabigay yung best ko this block.

Pero I have never felt more determined to study and bumawi! Let’s go Block 5!! >:O

#ThankyouRussell

One of our classmates died.

I want to dedicate this post to you, Russell.

Russell, you are a good soul. We were not that close but we occasionally smile and greet each other in the hallway.

There are three things I will always remember about you Russell.

First, was how you loved calligraphy. And you were so great at it, I was actually jealous. Now who would do the calligraphy letters for the Love Express, Russell….

Second, I saw you making a rosary at classroom. I don’t know anyone else with the same hobbies as you, honestly. Again, you amazed me. I actually wanted to ask you to make me one but I was too shy to do so.

And third, how you cried after our SGD. L I was transferred to your group because my preceptor was absent and I mostly observed you guys. You did well interviewing the patient, Russell. But I think you forgot to ask something and the preceptor pointed that out. After that, you cried. I was really confused why you cried, I think everyone in the room was confused. After the SGD, I talked to you and asked if you were okay, you were still sniffling and said “Andami nating hindi pa alam, nakaka -overwhelm lang..” That’s when I realized your appreciation for things are way deeper compared to other persons.

Magiging doctor ka pa eh, Russell.  May reporting pa tayo sa BSR and yung topic pinili natin kasi interesting about fungi na nagiging zombies yung host after infection. Pero wala ka na.. I pray na kasama mo na si Lord sa heaven, Russell.

Tapos na ang suffering mo.

Salamat sa lahat ng ginawa mo dito sa mundo, sa lahat ng na-touch mong tao. You have left your mark. We will always remember you, Russell. Rest in peace.

#ThankyouRussell

Block 2 post-exam

Done with the last exam for Block 2! I feel TIREEEED. We had a patient plus SGD right before the exam. So you can say I was sabog during the exam. Probably the reason I had a hard time in BSR. I just prayed for God’s grace to sustain me through that exam.

I wasn’t able to watch the games because I was EXHAUSTED. Socially exhausted, is that a thing? I mean exams since last week plus non-stop socializing (highschool reunion, sportsfest, orgs duties). The introvert in me is tired and needs to recharge which means ALONE TIIIME 😀

I ate a big slice of pizza, went straight home, slept for 8 hours. I FEEL A LOT BETTER.

So, cheers for the upcoming Block 3. No cramming this time. Hopefully. 🙂

I AM ALIVE

Hello! Block 1 and Block 2 flew so fast. TOO FAST. A lot has happened and I am just happy to say I’m still fighting.

Second year is hard. But then again, nobody said it would be easy. 🙂 I guess we just have to enjoy the ride.

I’m typing on my new laptop! My sister gave me one. She knows how I stay up late because of writing PAPERSSSSS on my slow Samsung Netbook. She probably felt sorry and gave me a better laptop. Oh thank you, Lord for siblings ❤ I’m gonna go tweak with this new laptop as I’m still not used to its bigger keyboard.

Bye!

Week 1 as a sophomore

Classes has started. Orientations, general assemblies, are slowly making way into our calendars. Acads wise, only Pharma was able to give me shock (so far). Our prof in this subject is old school, he uses the classic whiteboard and pen. Don’t let that fool you though, he has mastered teaching Pharmocology for 20 years. I think his lesson plan is already planted on his brain. HE IS AMAZING. He recites lists of drugs as if he is counting 1,2,3. Definitely looking forward to his lectures!

Note to self: Bring a notebook next Pharma lecture. My tablet can’t keep up! 😛