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
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
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
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!