The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

Children and Family Health

Finding Peace Amid Violence

As 2015 draws to a close, we continue to face a level of violence in the United States that is challenging, heartbreaking and deeply disturbing. Having personally faced violence on multiple levels, I want to share what I have learned from the people who have both suffered and persevered the most.

Secret Confessions of a Med School Mom

I didn’t head straight to medical school after college. I did, however, head straight into parenting. My first daughter was born five months after I graduated from college. Four more daughters eventually joined her, and I stayed home to raise them.

When my oldest daughter was 12, I decided I wanted to go to med school. At the time, I had never heard of the MCAT, and I didn’t know the difference between a rotation and a residency.  I didn’t know how to apply, or how much it would cost. I just knew that I wanted to be a doctor.


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