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…

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…

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…

Reassurance and Routines in Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Hello again, bloggie doggies! 🐶 I’ve had a wonderful and long week of being a wanna-be genetic counselor, and I’m excited to share all of those fun updates. Before I forget, I wanted to make sure I share that next week my blog will be published on Friday afternoon instead of sometime Thursday! That’s because…

The After-Mat(c)h

Well, pretty much everyone knows that I did not match this cycle. But let me say this. I really thought that if I didn’t match, I’d lose my whole following on this blog. People would say “Who wants to listen to her? She’s a multiple-time reject! She’s clearly unqualified!” Imagine my surprise when I logged…

Are There Pipettes Involved? An Intro to Lab Genetic Counseling

It’s the week of my Bay Path interview! We’re approaching six weeks left until Match Day, which is amazing. Almost time to start looking at housing and potential workplaces in my three city options. Until then, we’re all trying to entertain our minds with thoughts of our futures in GC, so this week I wanted…

The 33 Hour Day (UAMS Interview)

Happy Thursday again my friends! Like I alluded to last week, I had my UAMS interview last Thursday. And, it seems Thursday is becoming an increasingly significant day of my life, as I became Crisis Text Line’s Thursday Captain, instead of Friday. Also, as I mentioned last week, I got my 3rd and final interview…

Craniofacial Genetics & 1 Distinctive NICU Baby

Hello, this is Thursday night Laura who got behind writing her blog, which is why this is being published so late! I did get an interview offer today though– Bay Path University! It’s a hybrid/mostly online program, so I’ll be interviewing on Zoom sometime in March! This week I wanted to talk a little more…