If anyone had a blueprint for what exactly any dental school was looking for, you wouldn’t be reading posts like this on the internet, would you? The answer to this question is complex. While I do not know the ‘real answer’, I can share an idea of what schools expect, based on the students I… Continue reading What are dental schools looking for?
It took me years to learn what career advocacy meant. As an immigrant, I spent the first several years in America, trying to ‘fit in’. I was quiet, often taking criticism personally, and afraid of sharing my gifts with others. I was reluctant at the thought of expanding my comfort zone. What does advocacy mean… Continue reading Self-advocacy
It’s that time of the year again, when we begin to wonder how the year has passed us by and we ask ourselves if we have accomplished anything at all. It’s so easy to be hard on yourself when perhaps the 1-2 major goals you had at the beginning of the year don’t seem to… Continue reading Wins of 2021
I’ve blogged previously about the differences between mentors, coaches and sponsors, and also about why we all need coaches at different stages of our lives. This blog post is about how to go about finding a coach. I am breaking the process into 5 steps to keep it concise. You need to know what you… Continue reading How do you find a coach?
When colleagues found out I was moving to San Francisco from Seattle, many heavily discouraged me from doing so. ‘Why are you moving to one of the most expensive cities in the world?’ ‘San Francisco is saturated for dentistry; you will be paid less, asked to do hygiene, and that, coupled with high rents, will… Continue reading Moving during the pandemic
I initially met Jessica via the Creative Collective, a support group for women in health care. The group meets monthly, where we share our joys and struggles, side hustles and dreams. This inner circle of women has been fundamental to my growth over the past year alone. It is because of this group, that I… Continue reading Being unapologetically YOU with Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
5 years ago, I wouldn’t have pictured myself going on a retreat, let alone with friends I met on Instagram. As an immigrant with Indian upbringing, going on a wellness retreat seemed self-indulgent. Time out for YOURself? Geez! That mindset has evolved considerably over 2020. Especially, after I went on a retreat with members of… Continue reading Why you should go on a retreat
I’d blogged a few months earlier about the differences between coaches, sponsors and mentors. Here I am going to share how to find a coach, what coaches can help you with and what the investment in a coach typically looks like. Are you ready to get a coach? You are ready, if you are able… Continue reading Do you need a coach?
Keep reading. Lately I feel like the two words above are the summation of my whole life. There’s so many things happening in my life and at my home right now, that I feel stretched to the brim. I’ve had almost no time to read books, relax, bake anything new, or talk to my friends… Continue reading Overworked and overwhelmed?
A lot of people my age tend to think of community service as something we need to do in order to add to our growing resumes. In fact, I know of several people who used to serve the community in various capacities, only to have something to talk about in their personal statements while applying… Continue reading Serving the community