Rent the Runway - Ambassador Review
Who Created Rent the Runway ?
Co-created by two Harvard business graduates, Rent the Runway got their big break around 2009. When their start-up was featured in a New York Times Post and went viral overnight: 100,000 people across the country signed up for what would become the first large scale dress rental company and America's largest dry cleaner. They now have over a billion dollar valuation.
Why I love Rent the Runway?
Rent the Runway Ambassador
RTR Promo Code:
As an ambassador I am able to offer my blog readers an amazing deal in 2020-2021: $100+ off two months of membership! Just use code: RTRFAM53C561D. This code provides 40% off 2 months of RTR’s Newest Memberships (our 8 or 16 item plan). That’s $108 in savings for the first two months of a 8 item membership, or $159 in savings for the first two months of a 16 item membership. Learn more about the 2020-2021 RTR newest memberships here. You can share and screen shot below as well. I only get the best & most exclusive deals for my readers.
Why did it take ten years before becoming a RTR ambassador? Because I wanted to only form partnerships with companies I already use and believe in. I only partner with companies that fit my current lifestyle - you all know I blog about what I like and. actually do/use. I can not be bought. So when Rent the Runway (RTR) reached out I was excited to share with the world about this great, woman-owned company.
& now Rent the Runway has committed to support Black Owned Companies as well. As a Black woman, I stand with companies that take a stand and will plan to devote at least 15 percent of their shelf/rental space to Black Owned Companies. RTR joins companies like powerhouse Sephora. My review of Rent the Runway as a Black woman and blogger is one of few minorities. I want this to change as Black women deserve luxury items, high fashion moments, & so many more opportunities for Black women and fashionistas.
Rent the Runway Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What if I damage the dress?
Minor tears that can be sewn, small spills that can be fixed with dry cleaning - there will not be a charge to you as the items at RTR are often insured. Instead they fix the small damages in house at NO COST To YOU! So renting is a better option than buying a $800 dress and returning it. With RTR you can rent it for $70 and RTR covers dry cleaning, shipping cost, and even a second sizes depending on which subscription or 4-day rental you choose. If you lose the dress then contact Rent the Runway's customer service for assistance - there then may be a charge to you.
2. Dry cleaning before I send it back? No! Rent the Runway is actually the largest dry cleaner in America! Just send it back and they take care of everything.
All outfits below are from Rent the Runway:
Dope Scrubs Ambassador Review:
I am here with a dope review of a new scrub company. All puns intended. You know they call me "the plug" and I am excited to let you know about a great company.
Dope Scrubs is a Black woman owned scrubs brand based out of Chicago. Their scrubs are made in the USA and are made to be stylish and flattering to different body types. I have spoken with Eniola, the scrub company's owner, and she has a clear vision for Dope Scrubs which is why I signed on to be an official "Dope Scrubs" Ambassador for 2020! Eniola is someone that I support and as a luxury, black owned scrub company, she is literally selling out of everything!
This scrub company has trendy, stylish, and form fitting scrubs for women and now a men's line dropping in 2020 as well.
Dope Scrubs highlights:
Styles: Boot shaped, skinny leg pants, back tying styles and more
Color choices: Blue, red, black, grey, and more released with each collection.
Sizing: I recommend sizing up especially in bottoms for the best fit.
Other products: Masks, White coats, and more products coming in 2020 and 2021.
For me? It is an easy purchase as I am always eager to support & I am happy to partner with a black owned scrub company. Dope Scrubs sells out often so I recommend getting on their email list and following them on Instagram.
Use my exclusive discount code "DrRox15" for 15% off your next purchase.
After using this coupon code, share this new luxury scrubs company with your family and friends. This would make a great gift for a pre-med, nurse, doctor, and really everyone for their birthdays and this Christmas.
Below is a growing list of Bible scriptures for students that helped me & other students as we went through medical school and beyond. No matter your religion or denomination (Catholic, non denominational, etc), I hope you have a prayer for your tests, boards, entrance exams, acceptance, residency rank list, or whatever part of your medical journey you need.
Getting Motivated (2)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving
Being Faithful (4)
Proverbs 3:5-6 'Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and He shall direct thy paths.'
(THIS IS MY FAVORITE VERSE OF ALL TIME)
Removing Fear & Anxiety (4)
Bring Peace (4)
Remembering Why You Serve (3)
Overcoming Failure (1)
Comment below with any verses you want to see added!
We all have done it - actually 50 Million Americans eat fast food each day. Instead of choosing a salad at home or a meal prep dinner, we were so tired from work or an event that we drive right up to the fast food line. Of course we all know this is usually a poor health choice so how can you start making better food choices?
1. Identify the ProblemHonestly there is someone right now reading this blog and saying "fast food is not bad for me". And while yes, you get salads and steer away from sweets, fast food is still overwhelmingly filled with high carbs, high fats, trans fats, sugar, and other processed ingredients. The first step to stop eating unhealthy fast food is to see it as unhealthy.
2. Look for certain "Buzzwords"When you are in line, look for the words "braised broiled, steamed, or baked". As you can see these menu items usually start with "b". If you see certain words such as "mayo, dressing, creamy, sauce, etc" ask for it on the side or consider taking off of your meal all together.
According to registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital, "I have some clients who say they'll only eat salad if they can use dressing. That can add a lot of calories, sodium, sugar, and saturated fat". Skip the thousand island dressing for a lighter vinaigrette.
3. Consider Your PortionsUse this tool to learn more about what makes a portion. According to that link, portions have increased exponentially since 1985. Americans are consuming 300 more calories = about 1 pound gained every 2 weeks time or 25+ pounds in a year without any physical activity changes. Click here to learn what a serving size is for each food group and for examples of what is considered "okay".
For example, by choosing a small fry order instead of a larger option, you quickly can save 400 calories! Or A double cheeseburger has 300+ more calories than a single. You can eat what you want if it is a smaller portion.
4. Know the "good foods"When eating out, smart choices matter. Choose the low-fat, low calories foods and you are already making healthier choices. Here are some examples of healthy foods:
Overall, it can be hard to curve our appetite and stop eating unhealthy fast food. I definitely eat at Chipotle way more than I care to admit. What is your favorite fast food place? Comment below & read on for more healthy food tips.
4th year medical school student applying for GA residency programs? Wanting to stay in Georgia after medical school graduation? Below is a complete list of all Georgia graduate medical education (GME) programs as of 2019. We anticipate all our these programs entering the Match:
Have you ever helped someone else? I mean truly helped them? Do you remember what that felt like? For me, it has always been an unforgettable experience. One of the main reasons I wanted to become a physician is to help other people achieve better health. Yes I knows this sounds cliche. We have all read a personal statement proclaiming “I want to help other people”, but sometimes the answer is really that simple.
Volunteering was always a constant part of my life. My father served in the military for over 20 years and my family often had to make sacrifices to live the military lifestyle. We moved over five times during my childhood but I would not have had it any other way. I was always shown how my father’s service was helping others and from these experiences, I began to understand more and more about serving the community around me and even more about myself.
This is one important reason to volunteer: You can get to know yourself better as a person and grow from volunteering experiences. One of my favorite quotes is from JRR Tolkein as it says “It’s a dangerous business, going out of your door, you step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” I love this quote because it directly relates to a medical journey. For me, volunteering taught me to appreciate the things I take for granted in life. Volunteering showed me what I do and do not like to devote my effort to – good and bad. I was not being paid or required to be there and nevertheless I enjoyed myself. Giving back helped me discover my love for elderly populations and Geriatrics through hospice volunteering. I was able to form relationships with people that were often isolated in the nursing home and I would otherwise never meet. I began to appreciate more about my circumstances by interacting with those with greater needs than mine.
Another great reason to volunteer is to learn more about the world around you. Volunteering can teach you more about things that you are inexperienced with such as different cultures, foreign languages, and other skills. First hand conversations with various groups can change your world views and help you develop new solutions to everyday problems. We always see societal problems on television and in the media, and many volunteer programs attempt to alleviate poverty, save the environment, or raise money for scientific research. When you faithfully volunteer you get to be apart of that process. Serving in these areas and many more, can give you a behind-the-scenes look into the issues that plague our society. Issues often become more real when witnessed up-close and volunteers can benefit from new learned experiences.
In addition to new relationships and perspective, continuous and dedicated service can help you develop new skill sets. Just because it is unpaid work, does not mean you are not learning new things in a team environment, planning, and organizing your schedule. You often have to be on time, coordinate events, and perform other duties often associated with a job when volunteering. This is why jobs are starting to look more and more about resumes that include volunteering. An education is essential and unique skills awesome, but volunteer work is now related to professionalism as many employers look at it almost as another type of job experience. When you volunteer, you might come away from the experience knowing how to do something new! For example, teaching underserved children in a classroom could help future teachers learn more about child learning and what is efficient in a classroom. Similarly, I volunteered with homeless populations to understand more about at-risk patient populations and what their health needs are. Overall, there are so many volunteering agencies now, that you can acquire almost any skill you want as a volunteer while simultaneously making an impact. In all, service can change how you interact with others, build leadership skills, and shows you care about making a change.
Ultimately, if you aren’t currently volunteering, look into getting involved with a cause you care about. Not only can you find out more about yourself, build skills, and learn more about other groups, but the altruistic benefits are worth it. Try committing to volunteering even just once a month and then decide which groups are right for you. I personally enjoyed hospice volunteering, teaching, and medically related services. To find out more about volunteering visit these sites to get an idea of how you can help you community:
Tell us in the comments about where you volunteer and why. We love to feature stories from time to time and may reach out to you. Thank you for all you do!
Ultimate Guide to Graduation Gifts for Health Professionals
After countless years of encouraging your friend/sibling/child/significant other through school, it’s graduation day! As you’re getting ready to celebrate this important milestone, here’s a gift guide with fun and useful items they’ll appreciate.
On our site you can browse our collection of quality, hand-picked pieces. Each comes in a box and is a special reminder for your loved ones' chosen passion: medicine. Check out our collection of white coat lapel pins, necklaces, and accessories.
Pediatric reflex hammer
Great for the future pediatrician (or anyone else that’s a child at heart)! Different than the usual bland reflex hammer, this kid-friendly version comes in a variety of shapes. You can choose from a Giraffe, a Dinosaur, and others.
Surgeon USB Drive
Another creative and silly way to give your loved one something they will use without having to resort to the typical, boring USB.
It’s probably been some time since your medical student had the free time to read for leisure. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi has been getting phenomenal reviews by readers and is worth checking out. Other recommended books that may interest those in medicine (and even those that aren’t) include: Complications and Better (one of my all-time favorite books) by Atul Gwande.
Anyone with an iphone is all too familiar with a draining battery. This is most probably an even more common occurrence with long shifts at the hospital and clinic, where there may not be enough time (or space) to keep your device plugged in the entire time. A portable iphone charger has been my lifesaver during clinical rotations and I’m not quite sure how I survived this long without one. They come in a variety of colors/designs/shapes and range significantly in price depending on how fancy of a charger you’re in the market for. I recommend the Ban.do Portable Charger (they have some of the cutest designs I’ve seen). Other similar products include: these and this (for those wanting something more basic)
Let’s be honest; everyone loves receiving packages. And with the wide variety of monthly subscription boxes available (like this box perfect for a coffee addict or this subscription service for the beauty/skincare fan--male or female in your life) you’re likely to find something that your graduate will enjoy. The best part of these is that there’s a lot of variation of plans and pricing so it’s easier to find something that fits your budget (and tastes).
Stethoscope shopping can be overwhelming and there a little of different models out there that run fairly expensive. The 3m Littmann Classic II SE and the 3m Littmann Classic III are generally safe bets with great reviews and cult followings. Some companies (like the ones linked above) come with complimentary engraving, which is worth it for those of us with the tendency to misplace things all too often.
People tend to feel strongly about these - they either love them or hate them. Just like most other high-tech products, these vary in price significantly depending on how fancy you want them. All come with some type of step-tracker (which is useful to see just how much walking you’ve done during your hospital shift) and the ability to sync data using either a computer/phone. Fitbit and Jawbone are two of the most popular companies with products that are commonly used.
Splurge - more expensive than $100
With so many apps, medical and not, on the market, this gift can be utilized by anyone, regardless of whether they’re incoming medical students, residents, attendings, et cetera. Accessing the internet and medical apps on a portable device makes looking up information much easier and the ability to purchase and store ipad friendly versions of textbooks allows for a less cluttered white coat. Hospitals and offices sometimes also have the option of allowing access to records and charts via iPad, which is also extremely useful for getting work done away from the office.
A definite upgrade from a backpack as one transitions into the professional world. A quality messenger bag allows for utility while also giving a polished, put-together look. I highly recommend Madewell for their durability and style (love this women’s leather tote - 2 day shipping with Amazon!) and Filson Fabric and Leather Messenger Bag (for the fashionable male). These also come in various designs, colors, sizes and Madewell allows you to monogram the totes, as well.
Dr. Anjum Bokhari is a current OBGYN resident who loves trying new foods and traveling around the world. You can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/abokhari89/?hl=en
As you pass all of the steps to become a third year medical school student, including USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1, you begin to wonder when your long days of studying will end. Eventually you realize this is only the beginning as third year medical school clerkships start and you end your rotations with the common, end of rotation shelf exams. You are tested on more than 100 topics covering Pediatrics, OB GYN, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Osteopathic Medicine, and more.
What is the best way to prepare for these exams? How do you study beforehand over the rotation? What about question banks? Don't worry, my team is here to help with our "Guide to Third Year" series. To begin we have a review of the #1 must buy for third year preparation. Whether you are a gunner or average student just trying to pass, you need OnlineMedEd and the accompanying PDFS, questions, and Quick Tables book.
WHAT EXACTLY IS ONLINEMEDED?
A FREE (yes you read that right!) clerkship platform
created by Dr. Dustyn Williams.
To be more specific, Online MedEd is an online, media-based learning platform for medical students, healthcare professionals, and institutions. The company's infrastructure revolves around a video and PDF note format that covers a range of medical school topics. The comprehensive learning program that is best for those in their third and fourth year of medical school but honestly, students at any level of their training can benefit. All of the videos are free and you can pay for PDF notes of the same lectures, flashcards, questions, vignettes, and additional resources for USMLE Step 2 CK or COMLEX Level 2. In all there are lectures on basic sciences, all of your core clerkships and even specialists like "Breast Surgery" and "Pediatric Cardiothoracic" cases. If you fall in love with the program like may students have, make sure to check out the Intern Content, which is essential for 4th year sub-internships and interns entering into their first year of residency. We think this makes the perfect gift for a newly minted doctor!
CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT DR. DUSTYN WILLIAMS?
Dr. Williams is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician.
Former job before med school: touring the streets of New Haven
as a paramedic
Medical School: Tulane
Current Resume Titles: Hospitalist at Baton Rouge General
where he's the Clerkship Director for Tulane students in the
LEAD curriculum and Core Faculty for the Baton Rouge General
Internal Medicine Residency Program.
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED BY ONLINEMEDED?
For third year students, in the summer of 2018 the following topics were offered as part of OnlineMedEd's free video series. These topics are subject to change so check the website often for updates!
There are various ways you can use Online Med Ed's library of resources. You can enjoy the full benefits of the videos and community for FREE! As students, having a free, comprehensive, go-to resource is invaluable and rare. You can choose between a month-to-month payment, annual subscription, quick-tables book, intern guide, and more. The key benefit to purchasing the quick tables book is access to a white coat worthy, small book of high yield information. As we said about the internship book, it is a must buy gift for a new doctor who is about to begin their intern year and wants a fresh refresher of topics they have not reviewed in awhile. Also, the month to month or yearly subscriptions give you the best bang for your buck as there are PDF files that you can print out and use for notes. Just a quick glance at these the night before and the morning of your shelf exam, and you can probably get more than an handful of shelf exam questions correct. These PDF files are basically transcripts of the free videos.
So what are you waiting for? If you are a second year just finishing boards, a third year navigating rotations, shelf exams, and COMAT exams, or a fourth year about to begin your new residency position.
Sign-up for free now:
Link: ONLINE MED ED
Googling a few good jokes to prepare for an interview, social event, or just hanging with your medical school classmates & colleagues in the office? Start laughing at our updated collection of over a dozen of the best medical jokes, surgery puns, & medical school one liners. Maybe I should start posting a medical joke of the day?