2020 the Remix part 3!

When it’s more than halfway through March and it still feels like we’re living in a continued nightmare of 2020!


Well hi fam! It’s been a long while. 

Last weekend marked my “3 year” work anniversary. Normally, it’s not a big deal, but I’ll always remember that my first day of orientation as a PA was the last day my original hiring SP’s was in the clinic.

I recently found out that my SP passed away. I had every intention of returning to reunite with my ENT family for his services… and then I received a text early from my mom Wednesday morning with  news that my grandmother passed away. Flashback for those of you that remember my social media break last June after finding out that my grandmother had a stroke.

I immediately drove home to be with my mom. It killed me that she wasn’t able to go home to Vietnam and see my grandmother one last time. 

My heart goes out to all the individuals who have a lost a family member during this pandemic. COVID-19 restrictions have made it impossible for some to visit their loved ones/attend services.

Ahh! And then the news of the Georgia spa shootings. 

The other day I had a patient try to pull down my mask. With the rise in hate incidents targeting Asian-Americans last year, of course I’m worried. Worried for the safety of my mother, my aunt, and all of my Asian friends. 

— Am I the only one relieved to be hiding behind a mask these days?

As tough as it has been… I do want to share a moment of hope for those struggling on their health career journey. 

So as you guys may or may not know, my partner has been on a chase for his healthcare career for a VERY LONG TIME (we’re talking a decade +). This last cycle, he applied to both PA and AA school. He even got interviews for both programs, but ultimately was rejected.

After some discussion of his goals and future plans, we decided to try a different avenue.

Well… there we go, another rejection. As I usually encourage my mentees, if you feel like you haven’t been given a fair shot, go ahead and try to petition the program (but be candid about it!).

This time, it worked out in his favor. Within 24 hours, he was accepted into his top program.

This story is just to remind you to never give up on your dreams. Funny enough, this message was on my desktop the other day, “No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.”

So as we gear up for application cycle, remember to keep your head up and keep working hard.
And for those who were recently denied into a program, try reaching out for feedback and show them why you deserve that spot!

As always, stay safe and well, friends!


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