March 30, 2016

UP College of Medicine Class 2021 Interview Qualifiers, Congratulations!

The results went out today. To those who made it to the cut, congratulations! You are one step closer to getting accepted in UPCM. It's now time to prepare for that interview. God bless!

(Interviews are scheduled at the Admissions Office, telephone no.: (02) 536 1368)

Disclaimer: This is not meant to serve as the official UPCM Class 2021 Interview Qualifiers List. This is based on the official list released by the UPCM but it should not be used in place of it. In case of errors (e.g. typo, missing name) please comment below so I can correct it. Thank you! :)

March 20, 2016


Ever since I started medical school, I have found it harder to be grateful. The constant struggle to adjust to the toxicity somehow prevented me from seeing the beauty in my circumstances.  I’ve always looked at what I lack instead of what I have. However, this 2016, I want that to change. I realized that life's too short to spend it being miserable. So, I'm going to quit wallowing in my frustrations, and I will stand up and walk through the rest of my life. This time, with a better outlook.

One way that has helped me stay positive is to  count my blessings. Doing so made me realize that God has given more than what I give Him credit for.  To show you, I will share how God made my February colorful.

February 8, 2016

2016 is my year to grow: On my road to fitness

Being an introvert, human interaction has never been a strong card for me. It doesn’t help that I have a resting bitch face that intimidates people. Once I start talking, they get intimidated even more! Adding my meagre fund of knowledge to this makes seeing patients, and doing preceptorials with stellar consultants,  great struggles. So, when we started going to the clinics in 2015, I started to become unhappy.

I know that pushing forward in this career path would mean that I have to learn the art of human interaction. With my lack of social skills, and medicine’s long hours of rigorous training and studying, things will only get harder from here. Because of that, I started to doubt myself. Can I really do this? Am I even in the right career path? What do I really want to do with my life? What am I actually doing with my life?

There were days when I just wanted to roll into a ball and hide under my bed forever. Some days I would dream of becoming a full time housewife and do nothing but cook, clean the house, and take care of myself and my family. Perhaps I could become a business woman, own a restaurant or cafe, or go and become an interior designer! In spite of all these fantasies, I know in my heart that becoming a doctor is what I’m called for. If I turn my back on all of this, it’ll only be because I want to take the wide road. 

In 2015, my mind’s been full of negativity, self-doubt and self-pity, and it did not feel good. That’s why I have decided to make this year different. Life’s too short to spend it feeling miserable. 2016 is my year to grow, and I will start by living a healthy lifestyle. 

January 5, 2016

My blog's been featured!

What's a better way for my blog to start this year than to have it featured in our College's official publication? In the recent UP Medicine Blog Rounds of the UP Medics, my blog and other medical students' blogs were featured. Medical student bloggers where interviewed on what they blog about, how, and why. Excerpts of the interview are featured in Amiel's blog Vita et Medisina. Thank you UP Medics, and Amiel! Thanks to all of you who visit my blog! :)

January 3, 2016

New Year 2016

It’s a new year for you and me, another opportunity to live, and experience the beauty of life. With this, I’m leaving the mistakes of 2015 behind, taking with me nothing but good memories and life lessons. I’m welcoming 2016 with a positive energy, looking forward to everything awesome that’s coming and ready to embrace every challenge I'll be facing. This year, I’ll try my best to smile more, love more, and dream more. Here’s to a wonderful year ahead!
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