The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

A little about me…

Hi there!

My name is Jay. However, most people call me Dr. Jay. 

My story began as a 10-year-old foreign girl with an effervescent personality. Equipped with my foreign accent, my hightop sneakers and my very loving parents, I knew I was destined to change the world. I had the self esteem of a thousand Hercules and nobody could tell me otherwise!

My bubbly personality, curiosity for knowledge, ambitious nature, and  nurturing persona propelled me through middle school and high school in Boston.   

Being the over-achiever that I am, on a full 4-year tuition scholarship, I obtained my bachelors degree from Boston University and moved to Texas to embark on my incredible journey into medicine.

However, college was certainly not a smooth ride. There were many ups and downs, failures and disappointments, and bucket loads of tears involved. I drew lessons from every single event and developed myself  into the woman that I am today. Finally, after 4 long years, I crossed the pre-med bridge and ventured off into the treacherous journey called medical school. 

Medical school came with it’s own trials and tribulations, still I triumphed. In between studying 10 to 12 hours everyday, attending lectures, working part time, living life one exam at a time (while hoping to find my soulmate before “advance maternal age” descended upon me…lol), I had little time for anything else. Despite how long and tedious my days were as a medical student, I still enjoyed learning the science of medicine. I enjoyed being of service to humanity. Often times, in between long study marathons, I’d daydream of my Graduation or my Match-day [I’ve got a great video of this in my blog page]. The prospects of getting “that MD” got me going. 

Fortunately, just in time, before my ovaries shriveled up into raisins,I found hubby. We met during my second year of medical school; a few months before the dreaded medical board exam (USMLE step 1). So basically he met me at the worst possible time to meet a medical student! Fortunately, my lack of spontaneity and my strict scheduling of our nightly phone conversations from 10pm-10:30pm [no more…no less] did not scare him away. He stuck around through all five medical board exams: step 1, step 2 CK and CS, and step 3a and 3b. 

So now here I am just a few years later, a full fledged MD, a Radiology Resident at Harvard. I must say that the light at the end of my medical school tunnel is very bright. The life I live now and the work I get to do is worth all 8 years of the blood, sweat, and tears I put in.

If you are reading this and you’ve got a long journey ahead of you,  I want you to know that the light at the end of your tunnel is very bright! Perhaps through the contents of my blog, I can inspire, empower, and walk with you through your incredible journey  [ into Medicine…or whatever endeavors your heart desires ].

Sincerely, 

Imperfectly Me. Dr. Jay

“Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”

John C. Maxwell

 

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something…your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life. ” 

Steve Jobs

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