There are a lot of life skills that we were never taught in professional schools. Negotiating your pay, advocating for yourself in the workplace and networking with others, are just the tip of the iceberg. It takes the average professional, years to learn the above and make it a critical part of their toolbox. Even… Continue reading Negotiation 101
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?
Now that I have Persevering ready for launch later this week, I have a few thoughts to share about the book writing and publishing process. I’ve been getting tons of questions over the last few months on how to go about writing a book, so here are some of my answers. Book writing may take… Continue reading How to write a book
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
What I learned on a week long dental mission trip in the Dominican Republic The last time I went on a dental mission trip was when I’d organized one with my classmates back in intern year of dental school in Manipal University. The year was 2013. Our goal was to set up community clinics in… Continue reading El Valle mission trip
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
Although I would sincerely recommend everyone read the book, Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta MD, in its entirety, I couldn’t wait to summarize its key points in a blog post. It has become the most influential book I have read all year and one that has inspired me to make important changes in my day-to-day… Continue reading Keep Sharp
I began writing when I was only 12 years old; just short stories and some really embarrassing poetry. The goal for writing at the time was to be published in the most important magazine of the 90’s. In the Middle East, for a third culture kid like myself, Young Times was the epitome of ‘cool’.… Continue reading Writing and career advancement
I am a general dentist and have been practicing in the States for more than three years. After moving to Silicon Valley, I started working a few days a week in the omnipresent tech industry. I had not anticipated how challenging yet deeply fulfilling my work in healthcare technology would be. Here are a few… Continue reading 4 things the tech industry taught me
In everyone’s life, there appear few milestones that we feel would be insurmountable. And, once you cross them, you do not know what to do on the other side. You never thought you’d get that far in the first place. It happens to all of us. Can you think of when it happened with you… Continue reading Could your dream change?