The Medical Tag

Thank you doctorinspe for tagging me. This same blogger is the one who came up with this tag in the first place. I am so happy that someone decided to get creative and make their own tag representing their studies – please feel free to check their blog out, it would be awesome if more medical student/professionals would get involved with this tag as well:)

The Questions:

Who are you and where do you study? Good question, I am Shay-lon Moss. I currently study at home, as I have graduated in college and working on getting a certification in a career path I want to do. I may decide to attend college again in the future but taking it one step at a time for now. 

When did you start studying medicine or pre-med courses? Well let’s see when I first started college was after high school, I was going for allied health and venturing into physical therapy for awhile. When I moved back to Ohio, I continued to study physical therapy but then switched my major after reviewing how long it would take for me to be accepted into the physical therapy program (figured I would graduate in something else first and if I wanted to then go back to school for physical therapy, I could and also be working in a field that I want to work in making more money. I ended up graduating in exercise science. 

What made you choose this medical field? It was a plan B to be honest, something I had to prepare myself for in case I didn’t make into the physical therapy program. 

How did you come up with your blog name/username? Let’s be honest, it is generic, no thought into it. I honestly just went with the recommendation because I didn’t really know what to name my blog at the time. Although I will be changing my domain name soon! 

How would you describe your blog? My blog is my personality. It establishes humor when necessary, kind words of inspiration to make someone’s day, and teaches people (something I enjoy doing) in my field. 

What’s your favorite quote?: “Well, what’s up doc?” – Bugs Bunny. Jk. I normally make my own quotes and forget about them down the road, here is one I made up that I like.. “being smart doesn’t mean you know it all” – Shay-lon Moss

Best memory in medical school? The time I never went  to medical school. 

What’s one course you struggled with? Anything that had to do with math, I struggled in EVERY math class, no lie.

What’s your favorite book? Hm, this is tough because I know I have read some good books throughout my life, but can’t think of any off the top of my head right now. 

What do you do in your free time? What free time?! LOL. I like to watch movies or catch up on my series, cooking, going for walks/hiking, traveling to new places (whether in town or outside of town), trying new restaurants, playing video games, playing cards/board games, finding new hobbies because I need some. 

What do you want to major or specialize in? Personal training – more specifically possibly athletes and both men and women. I haven’t thought about what specialty I want yet, but this is necessary if I want to stand out among other trainers. I have given thought to possible strength and conditioning coach as well, so the world can lead me anywhere, I am open to different paths for myself 😀

Who do you look up to? Anyone who has be significant in my life or did something significant for the world. 

How do you study (productively)? Right now I am using notecards I made. They have been helping, my problem is I get distracted when studying so now I have to have my phone on silent and have my TV off and no music and have a quiet place to really focus, and not to mention when my hands are moving (writing something down) I do a better job of studying. 

How do you stay motivated in medical school? Make goals for after med school. 

What are your best tips for future medical students? Drinks tons of caffeine, make friends with the smart kids, never go to parties, work less hours, make huge sacrifices, live with your parents, eat mac and cheese/ramen noodles to save money (PB &J sandwiches for the most amount of saving), wear glasses so smart kids will think you are smart, read more books, raise your hand in class and participate, arrive to class 30 minutes earlier to get the best seat, eat breakfast,  stay away from alcohol, listen to Beethoven while studying, join study groups, take extra credit (even when you don’t need it), take good notes, buy your textbooks, invest in highlighters, be better at math than myself, don’t date anyone – can cause stress & we don’t want that. LOL, tell your siblings to stay out of your bedroom while you are studying, invest into a laptop, take naps, stay up late studying, wake up the first time your alarm goes off, use your computer lab when necessary, score high on SATs/ACTs, take internship programs, don’t be a jackass to your professor – it could cost you your grade, don’t sleep with your married professor to pass the class – it doesn’t make you cool, tell your boss at work you want weekends off to study if possible, do some meditation to clear your mind, drink plenty of water, have a counselor on speed dial in case you get overwhelmed and have a nervous breakdown, don’t get sick, hold your pee during class so you don’t miss anything the professor said, wear comfortable clothing, make friends with the school librarian, & MOST IMPORTANTLY – DON’T FLUNK OUT OF MED SCHOOL 😀 good luck! 

If you are a medical blog, it is your turn to do this tag, and let me know, so I can read it! 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “The Medical Tag

    • Bahaha! oh jeez, shucks! get out of here! Thank you 😀
      Hey! my answers weren’t as spiffy as yourself and even though fitness is technically not health field, I will consider it as so because I still help people with their health 😀

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  1. Congratulations Shay-lon! This sounds like such a fun tag! I loved your quote “being smart doesn’t mean you know it all”. It’s just so true and it’s sad how so many people really think they know everything when the amount of information most people know is merely the tip of the iceberg. No one can ever know everything and accepting that and trying your best to learn as much as you can is actually the best way to broaden your mind. Being smart isn’t about pretending to know everything, it’s about being intelligent enough to know that you know very little and that learning is a continuous part of our life.

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    • Well thank you! I made that quote up within seconds of writing the question! lol that is how clever i have become 😀

      Who would have known you would have gotten so much from that quote, very impressive PoojaG, you definitely took a lot from my quote and you are most definitely correct. I used to be one of those people, who assumed because I was smart about a particular subject that it gave me a right to think I am smarter than someone else but was humbled when I had seen that I didn’t know as much as someone else on the same particular subject, from then on, I knew I had only knew very little and not as much as I made myself out to be.

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      • Lol I hear that’s how most famous quotes are made apparently 😜 I guess you’re one of the geniuses now!
        Yeah that quote spoke to me on a personal level because I have always been a bit of a know-it-all I guess. I thought just because I had a bunch of facts on my finger tips and did well in school I was smarter then everyone else but of course that is far from true. Luckily I’m not like that anymore and I realise now that I know very little about most things and there’s always someone smarter than me out there. Also I have now realised that everyone has different things and aspects they are excellent at whereas they’re horrible at something else. You just need to find what you’re good at and try your best at it I guess.

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      • Woah! I am considered a genius! YAY! what can I say, it was bound to happen, just took some time to realize it. lol. I am on my way to Harvard! LOL

        Well you do know many things, just speaking you, you have shared many things you have learned and things you knew about your own country and what not. Most people in America probably couldn’t tell you much about it.. (which is sad) because it is our history and where we reside. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, this is true, but one can always work at making a weakness into a strength or work on learning more about their weaknesses if they wanted to.

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      • Hahaha I’m glad you decided to take the high road about your genius and be totally modest 😜
        Yeah I have actually read a lot of American history text books last year because we were learning about the Cold War and to be honest it’s really not Americans fault it’s your education system. You really don’t learn a lot of what you are supposed to learn in school about your country and some of the facts that you do learn are altered which is kind of unfair. Most of the things I know about Kenya and Africa I was taught in school.
        Yeah absolutely you can definitely change your weaknesses into a strength. I think that’s why you need to admit your weaknesses so you can know that they exist and so you can start working on them until they are no longer weaknesses. And to for us to progress as humans it is dire for us to understand that and to learn from our mistakes as well as work on our weaknesses.

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      • Oh really? I didn’t know you had read American history. I can attest to that, I do agree that our facts are being altered, especially once we hit middle school , it is like they leave out grave details – usually the ones that make America seem not so great.. I am sure some of teachers were biased and skipped out on things that they didn’t find fitting for us to know. In college, they are a little more forth right about the history of America and less things are a secret – mostly because by the time we hit college , we have our own thoughts and agree-to disagree with a lot of things, so we kind of know better by then. I never did take college history but only assuming.

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      • Yeah my history teacher lived and taught in America for a few years before coming back to Kenya and he was telling us about how he didn’t enjoy teaching history as much there because he had to kind of censor himself which sucked. Luckily I learnt pretty factual things in school and none of my teachers were afraid to tell it like it is. I also read a lot of history books written by American historians and I didn’t enjoy them as much because they were obviously down playing the bad things America has done and trying to blame it on other countries which was so annoying.
        Yeah I guess it would be harder to lie to university students but I’ve heard even in university there are quite a few altered facts.

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      • Hmm, this is possible. I mean no one wants to ever talk down about their country, and no one ever wants to know the truth sometimes if it means they don’t agree with it. Some people prefer censored information to avoid hearing the truth.

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      • Yeah I mean most people want to learn about how their country is the best and have a hard time accepting the wrong their country did and I guess that’s just normal. A lot of people I think prefer the censored information they are given then to open their eyes and see the truth. It’s just easier that way I guess. When Kenya was under dictatorship it was like that here too and everything was extremely censored and unfortunately some people prefer it that way.

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