AUC vs. Ross vs. SGU: Additional Factors to Consider

IMG_8855 Hello all, I’ve recently received a message from a prospective student asking me to elaborate on the reasons for my decisions to attend AUC as opposed to SGU or Ross. The student is deciding between Ross and AUC and wanted to know...

Make the best of it

071711_RO9jin5567_TRGT2025 Arif’s right. I chose the wrong thing to give up for my New Year’s resolution. It’s painful not to blog, to bottle up every thought that’s stored up in me. I don’t watch TV. I don’t watch movies. I don’t play any sports. I don’t even work out that much anymore.. blogging is my release. There’s just so many memories…

Meow Meow Fetches

I love my cat!…

The Resolution

conflict_333153951 It has been quite a journey so far, and now that I have completed well over a full year of medical school, I’m really starting to understand better my purpose of learning the Basic sciences, and what it means in being a doctor. I’ve learned that being a doctor is more than just being a mechanic of the body, fixing…

SGA Logo

SGA logo Happy Holidays everyone! I am currently in Georgia visiting my family on break and having a great time. As I have some more time on my hands, I’d like to share a new logo I designed for the Student Government Association at AUC. This will be my last project as SGA Historian this semester. In the future the logo may…

Asian in St. Maarten

IMG_3181 As an Asian-American, it’s understandable that I need my Asian products. Growing up at home, my family ate rice everyday. My mom grew lots of Chinese herbs and vegetables at home and nothing beats home cooking. Before coming to the island, I wondered if I had to bring my rice cooker from home. What was this island like anyway? Could…

Expedition to Saba

We made it to the top of Mt. Scenery! About: Known as the "Unspoiled Queen" of the Caribbean, the island of Saba is known for its majestic, natural beauty. There are no beaches. Instead, the volcanic island juts straight out of the ocean with cliffs meeting the water. Located 30 miles away from St. Maarten, it is accessible by ferry or airplane. Highlights: Hiking to the top of Mount Scenery in the clouds, Landing on the shortest commercial airstrip in the world, Strolling through the charming village of Windwardside, Diving the World-famous Pinnacle Diving, Checking out the craft work of Saban laces.

A Difference in Lab

New Jack van Dijk Award Certificate It has been a bittersweet two semesters as a Head TA in anatomy lab. There were ups and downs, collaboration and conflicts amongst my team members. Despite some of the difficulties Haley, Arif, and I struggled as a team, I hope overall we made the Anatomy lab a positive, meaningful, and smooth learning experience for students.  Overall, the Head TA…

End of an Era

Haley, Arif, and I with the new head TAs Jeff, Alex, Ryan, and Aaron at the Anatomy TA Dinner courtesy of Dr. Nash. Today is the day Haley, Arif, and I step down as the Head Teaching Assistants of the Anatomy department of the past two semesters and hand over our titles to a brand new set of bright and enthusiastic students. After a whole semester of observing, training, and talking to many qualified candidates, we finally held interviews last week for the…

Getting to AUC from the Airport

IMG_5578 It’s often frightening to go somewhere you’ve never been before, especially to a foreign country with a different system, by yourself. Luckily, for first-time arrivers to St. Maarten, getting to AUC is rather easy. There are many options for new students coming to AUC to get to campus after arriving at the airport. Here, I will describe four. 1. School

Internet Upgrade

1047610312 Last semester in July, the internet had been pretty decent, fast enough for Skype and YouTube. However, this semester, I noticed that the internet speed had slowed down a lot, due to the increase in number of students on campus this semester, and unfortunately, the unfair hogging of the internet by the several individuals who have found ways to breach…

Happy Thanksgiving!

IMG_2503 I am thankful for…
  • …Irene for being the giver and supporter she is, and the trust we share with each other.
  • …My friends for making me feel at home here, making me laugh, and keeping me sane.
  • …My family for supporting me.
  • …My professors for teaching me to become what I want to be.
  • …My colleagues in SGA and the
  • It’s Community Action Day Again!

    This semester, over 200 students participated in Community Action Day. This semester, over 200 students participated in Community Action Day. This past Saturday at 7:30 in the morning, my fellow students and I at AUC sacrificed our Saturday morning sleep-ins for a special mission. It was Community Action Day, a student-run event held every two semesters where we volunteer our time and efforts to give back to the island community…

    Phi Chi’s Wine and Cheese Gala

    wine and CHEEEESE! Courtesy of RC. Phi Chi's Wine and Cheese Gala held at the residence of Dr. Atchley. Courtesy of RF. Every semester, Phi Chi, the co-ed medical fraternity, holds one of the most successful student events on campus, the Wine and Cheese Gala, held every semester at the residence of Dr. Atchley, the Director of Community Services at AUC. As I have never been…

    Hurricane Hero

    Wow! I'm a Hurricane Hero! Wow! I totally didn’t expect to receive this award today! I got an invitation to go to a luncheon for the Dean’s List students but I didn’t know why (since I knew I wasn’t on the Dean’s List). I went, and there, the school administration presented to 8 of us certificates of appreciation for our actions during Hurricane Earl at…

    A Sad Day at AUC

    It is a tragic time at AUC with the loss of one of our fellow members of the AUC community, a second semester student, who was found dead in his apartment in Cupecoy Thursday morning. Respecting his immediate family’s request, his name and more details about the situation are not to be revealed at this time. I wasn’t very close…

    Road to Yantalo

    58737_519488225862_159100020_30696895_3072110_n Hello everyone, I’d like to share with you all a global health trip that some of my friends and professors at AUC organized this past August break. Over 10 days, 13 students and 2 professors traveled to the rural Amazonian village of Yantalo, Peru where they organized workshops in infectious diseases, nutrition, CPR, and sexual health to school children and…

    Color Schemes

    OA Shirts -- Daisy and Cedar Last semester's OA T-shirt It’s always fun to get a free t-shirt, but for me, I say it’s even more fun to help design it and see it made! Last semester, I was given the opportunity to choose the color scheme for the new Orientation Advisor (OA) T-shirts. The graphic design is the same every semester, with the school’s name…

    Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs

    pharmacology As a fourth semester medical student, one of the classes I am taking is Pharmacology. It is such a practical and useful class, and one that teaches the large overarching concepts of how medicines work and why we dose the way we dose, as well as the small, nitty-gritty, yet practical details of pharmacological agents. We learn different treatment plans…

    American and Canadian English

    canadian-american-flags When I was younger, I’ve traveled quite a bit through Canada, but never have I personally known as many Canadians as I do now after coming to AUC… they are my friends, my colleagues, and even my professors. Despite being completely different countries, for the most part we are similar culturally, socially, and linguistically. Yet, there are just some differences…
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