Medical School, Uncategorized

Overcoming Test Anxiety

My alarm goes off and I am ready to start my day. I studied for weeks and did a review the night before for my upcoming exam. I am confident that I am going to score well. Maybe even score a 100%. Ha! And then the moment arrives. I sit in my seat -- assigned… Continue reading Overcoming Test Anxiety

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Island Adventures, Medical School, Uncategorized

Climbing to the Top: La Soufrière Volcano

On Friday, October 27th, a large group of my fellow medical students and I headed out to the La Soufrière Volcano on the 39th anniversary of St. Vincent & the Grenadines' Independence Day. At 1,234 m (4,049 ft), La Soufrière is the highest peak on Saint Vincent as well as the highest point in the  island country of… Continue reading Climbing to the Top: La Soufrière Volcano

Medical School, Uncategorized

My White Coat Ceremony

On Saturday, May 6th, 20117, I attended my white coat ceremony at Trinity School of Medicine. This was a day I dreamed of for more than a decade. It validated my acceptance into medical school. As I felt that white coat placed over my shoulders, chills ran down my spine and goosebumps formed on my… Continue reading My White Coat Ceremony

Medical School, Uncategorized

Allow Me to Introduce Myself!

Hello & Welcome to my blog site, SaVaMD! My name is Samille Vanessa (SaVa). I am an African-American 30-something yr old woman attending medical school in the Caribbean. My "journey to MD" has landed me at Trinity School of Medicine in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. This site is essentially a journal of a non-traditional… Continue reading Allow Me to Introduce Myself!