“To thrive in life you need three bones: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”
– Reba McEntire
Hello and welcome to our blog!
I’m Priya and I’m from the bay area. I went to UC Davis for my undergrad (go Aggies!) and am currently finishing my fourth year at PNWU. I am the token vegetarian in this group and, as a tribute to our namesake, I must endorse Ellensburg and its wonderful eateries that have accommodated my food requests with creativity, sincerity, and lots of vegetables!
I have had a great experience at PNWU so far! Many of the professors and staff here are INCREDIBLE. They remember details about you that you might not even recall, cook you vegetarian food, and support you as you make some of the most important decisions of your life.
Though it is challenging (extremely!), I love medical school. I finally feel like I’m in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing for me. And I have to say, being at an osteopathic medical school is fantastic! Any pain or discomfort can be taken care of by a classmate–and trust me, with 8+ hours of studying almost everyday, trouble sleeping, and attempting to work out–there are always tight muscles, achy backs, sore necks, and numerous other issues! And at our school, we have an opportunity to be part of the Yakima community by volunteering at a free medical clinic. One of the most memorable experiences I had in clinic was being able to use my osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) skills to help a patient with chronic muscle pain finally feel relief after years of seeking treatment.
I completed my 3rd year rotations in Walla Walla, WA and had a great time working at the Adventist Hospital (a vegetarian hospital!) and am in the midst of audition rotations during my fourth year. I am excited to share the next chapter of my journey with you. My future goal is to promote holistic, preventive medicine; I am especially passionate about women’s health and empowering under-served communities with health education. I hope to encourage self-care, confidence, and happiness in my future patients (and in myself).
Thank you for reading! Feel free to ask questions and share stories. I hope you enjoy our posts.
If you are in need of some inspiration…
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.–Mahatma Gandhi
Love all, serve all. Help ever, hurt never. -Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. -Hippocrates
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. -William Osler
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. -Marianne Williamson
We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -Mother Teresa
Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. -Swami Vivekananda
Failure is a great teacher. If you’re open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer. -Oprah Winfrey
If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it? ―Malala Yousafzai
We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise. -Alicia Keys
One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world. ―Malala Yousafzai
It is our choices that show us what we truly are far more than our abilities. -Albus Dumbledore
The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling. -Fabienne Fredrickson
Continue to embrace the things that make you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. You are enough. And whenever you’re feeling doubt, whenever you want to give up, you must always remember to choose freedom over fear. – Janelle Monae
When we give in the world what we want the most, we heal the broken part inside each of us. -Eve Ensler
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