No vacay

Published August 14, 2017 by tanika05

Welp, two weeks off from my DrPH PROGRAM! That means mcat study. Did I mention that my allergies are so bad, that I have a constant sore throat! Thinking about getting my tonsils removed! See my doc early tomorrow morning! Hopefully, I can get a referral to the ENT ASAP! Good evening✌🏾

Latest class

Published August 14, 2017 by tanika05

So, nine courses into my doctoral program and I got my first B in coursewk! Killed my 4.0 gpa! The good news is I really do not care because I work my behind off. 3 more classes till dissertation.  On vacay from school, so I will hit the mcat hard! I may drive over to vegas and just rest and study at a hotel, just to get out of LA for a few days.  Any who, let us stay in the fight! Gn!!!

Worrying or Mentally Over-zealous

Published August 4, 2017 by tanika05

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34

Hey world,
Man, in this world there are millions of things to worry about! The worry seems to intensify when thinking about the future, especially since God only promised one day at a time! Yesterday, I read a post where classmates of mine were going through dissertation hell.  These individuals are stuck in the process  of dissertation with no help. I started ro worry because, a dissertation set-back means I would have to postpone med school and etc.   I reached out to a friend to discuss her process! She said “Tanika it is a breeze for me! All you need is a good dept chair!” I was relieved! I have enough to think about from mcat, finishing a few more classes, etc etc!!!! In this process, we want to get ahead of God, because our belief is “If I just get there, I will feel so much better!” But, what if he wants us to enjoy the process!  The process is what builds the testiomony anyway right?!  I am always amazed about how people become great, but even more amazed about the pain they endured to get there.   In America, we are impressed with outcome and Forget that a story was within the process! Today,  breathe! You will get there!!!!

“Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD!” Msg Bible Prov 3:5

MCAT study

Published July 27, 2017 by tanika05


I am currently covering content only for a few months. Tonight was solely org chem and behavior sciences!  This weekend I have a major paper due in doctoral studies. Sigh! I need to work on that tomorrow after the gym. I also dedicate 2 hours a day at the gym.  I must take care of me! Gn!!


Published July 25, 2017 by tanika05

Hey all, 

I hope that your summer is well.  Last month, I had to go to the east coast for a week.  My cousin’s mom died totally unexpectedly.  Also, my youngest nephew graduated from high school number 14 in his class.  He will be attending Howard Un on a scholarship.  I am very proud of him!

Anyway, I caught strep when I returned to Cali. I was down for two weeks.  It was attributed to traveling and not resting.  I jumped on a red eye, landed at Laguardia and had to run to get dressed for the graduation.  Then days later I hafdto help my cousin bury her mom!  Thank God I feel better.  

Now, I am doing hardcore content review for the mcat! I am in the last 3 weeks of a research class in doctoral studies.  I have to crank out 3 big papers! It’ll get done. Nothing annoys me more than this lousy mcat! It is like white noise hovering for over a decade!  That is all! Update in a few weeks, God willingly! Toodles!!

Closing this door

Published June 12, 2017 by tanika05

Hey all, 

It has been a minute! Anyway, I finished my post bacc, but I stil have retakes to do elsewhere.  Thus, I am still in the game so to speak!  I have gained a wealth of knowledge from Charles R. Drew Un of Medicine and Sciences! I am grateful for the relationships that I have solidified with faculty and some students!  I was able to work on two amazing research teams.  Now, I can focus on the few classes that I have left.  I am also still doing amazing in my doctoral studies! I changed my dissertation to Infant Mortality. I have to consider where to pull raw data sets! I heard that it takes months for the gov’t to send the data sets.  I am sitting for the mcat for the last time nxt summer!  A lot of work ahead, however, God will assist me each step.   I am also excited that all of my friends that have come out of our post bacc have gotten into med school.  People questioned me on attending a post bacc with no linkage.  God is the linkage! Simply, put! What God has for me, is for me! The key is timing!  This next 12 months will be difficult but worth it! I am still applying to two international schools as another option.  I am open to God’s possibilities! 

More classes

Published March 28, 2017 by tanika05

So, yesterday I paid for a science course with UNE.  It overlaps classes that I am taking in my post bacc and doctoral program.  Right now, I am completing classes at 3 schools.  I can handle it.   I need to get A’s in these retakes. My sciences are old, so I am spending money to put my med school app in a great position.   That is all…