Overwhelmed students deserve wellness breaks in this pandemic—and 7 ways to cope!

As I am writing this, our university’s wellness break is nearly done. Echoing the clamors of students who were stuck at home for their online classes, and imitating those institutions who went on and gave the precious time of rest for their students, my university offered one week of rest for studying: no classes for… Continue reading Overwhelmed students deserve wellness breaks in this pandemic—and 7 ways to cope!

For whom is your ‘medicine’ for?

For a medicine student, Facebook is a nice place to explore other people’s ideas and to connect with other students and doctors who share tidbits of their experiences and opinions online. I chanced upon an article shared by a friend about Tu Youyou, the awardee for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015. Tu was… Continue reading For whom is your ‘medicine’ for?

Happiness is the Key

I tried to give this post with the title “Pursuing Happiness” but that would be too cliché. I was planning a post series about happiness which I started here but my schedule prevented me from doing so. For now, I felt an internal nudge telling me to write about this.   Happiness Too often we would… Continue reading Happiness is the Key

Luther’s movement was more than just religious

Lately, in light of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I have filled my blog with posts about this movement within the Christian faith and its modern relevance. These posts were stemmed from my responsibility at my local church where I serve as worship leader and head of communications. As much as I would… Continue reading Luther’s movement was more than just religious

Nail Medical School—Use the Figure 1 App!

Check out Figure 1, a free app that provides thousands of real-world medical cases at your fingertips. It’s a great resource for studying for exams and discussing classic/rare medical cases with a global community of experienced healthcare professionals: https://app.adjust.com/8ju7xk_dxl4wy?campaign=anjoeli9806 Personally, I have found the app to be very useful in my studies. You can check similar… Continue reading Nail Medical School—Use the Figure 1 App!

A Dignified Death for the Ill Old Persons

As a Christian, I was taught to never fear death because I have a Savior that has given His life for my sins, giving me an assurance that there is life after death. If we look into this fact from a secular point of view, this belief somehow gives meaning to life and it stands… Continue reading A Dignified Death for the Ill Old Persons

September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination results

The results are in! After just four working days, the Professional Regulatory Commission has released the results of the recent licensure exams for physicians. 3,340 out of 4,064 takers passed. For this year, the top performing medical schools are: [table id=1 /] The top ten successful examinees are: [table id=2 /] The list of all passers… Continue reading September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination results

Having Cavies as Pets: From the Laboratory to our Home

Guinea pigs (also known as cuys or cavies) are rodents belonging to the genus Cavia commonly seen as domestic pets in modern households all over the world. They are known to be cute pets often seen with rabbits and hamsters. While they are known as lovable pets, they are considered as important animals especially in… Continue reading Having Cavies as Pets: From the Laboratory to our Home

How to Prepare for the NMAT Exam: Tips and Tricks to Ace the Exam

So, you want to be a doctor. And you happen to be a Filipino or want to study medicine in the Philippines. Before you can take the entrance exams to the school of your choice, you still need to prove yourself worthy. You need to take the country’s aptitude examinations for aspiring medical students. If… Continue reading How to Prepare for the NMAT Exam: Tips and Tricks to Ace the Exam