A Kids’ Game Has an 11 Page Advanced Genetics Guide

Hello, I’m a bit late writing this week. I’ve been shooting for early-middle of the week posts and here we are on Friday! I haven’t been busy though, I’ve just been enamored with Animal Crossing New Horizons, like everyone else. But I recently though, what better time to tie together the thing that’s been sucking…

Imposter, and Syndrome

Last year around this time, I wrote a post called The After-Mat(c)h, in which I described the unorthodox and yet still painful ending to my 2nd application cycle. This year, my application cycle clearly ended very differently, in the most joyous and orthodox of ways— matching to my first choice. So tell me why I’m…

Matched ❤️

It’s taken me a long few days to compose this post because I really don’t know what to say. 😂 But, ❤️I matched❤️ !! I matched with Sarah Lawrence College after interviewing with them, Oklahoma, and Bay Path this cycle. I’m over the moon to go to New York and finally enter the next step…

Match Day Survival

Hello all! I sure do hope this isn’t the last time I write here. As mentioned, I wanted to revitalize my blog in case I match into a program this year. I sure am hoping that I can continue down the road to genetic counseling, but we shall see! If not, know that I’m happy…

Fun Genes for Your Quarantine

Hi everyone! I know right now is a tense and anxious time, so I wanted to just have some fun and remind myself and others why we signed up for genetic counseling in the first place. We want to help people experiencing genetic conditions, for sure! And we also just find genes cool. I’ve sometimes…

Jobs for Future Genetic Counselors

Hey blog friends! If you haven’t already noticed, these are strange times. Most of us are ordered to stay at home: some of us taking classes from home, some working from home, and some out of work completely. I know it’s a scary job market for The Class of 2020 to enter, as well as…

Baby DNA: Should We Pursue Whole-Exome Sequencing at Birth?

For the past five years or so, I’ve heard the following prediction echoed in classrooms, genetic counseling related social circles, and books I’ve read: “soon your baby’s genome will be sequenced and handed to you at birth!” I just ran into the sentiment while reading Genetic Twists of Fate by Stanley Fields, a nonfiction compilation…

Genetic Conditions and Fertility

The scene: Health class, Grade 8. Your biology teacher has just explained the mechanics of sexual intercourse, and now you’re about to find out the consequences if you do it. You can try to protect yourself, but contraception can fail. Have intercourse and surely sooner or later, you’re going to end up like this. It…

The Heart of Genetics

Hi blog dogs! Hope everyone is staying safe from the virus, and hopefully many of you, like me, are getting the added bonus of working from home. My favorite little heart failure dog is a huge fan. I just hope my patients don’t hear him coughing once an hour. They might get concerned. So having…

Reviving my (Com)Passion (also, virus genetics)

Well hi. It’s been a while. Let me explain. In June of last year, I moved down to Arizona and explored who I am outside of “future GC”. After not matching for the second time, I seriously considered not pursuing genetic counseling again. Whether or not I ever become a genetic counselor, I will always…