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Who dat?? Who dat??

Who dat speaking at my alma mater?? Yes, President Barack Obama was the commencement speaker at Rutgers University this weekend, and was awarded an honorary degree!! I love that he went to this school – not some place that offered him ridiculous amounts of money, or somewhere that’s always crawling with the academic elite. He made a lot of people very happy – we’ll be so sad to see him leave office IMG_2354 - Copy

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Wagner Wolf is out traveling the globe again, but we had to send a special congratulations to our newest authors, Dr. Erica Holloman and Josie Holloman!! The book, Breast Cancer Chronicles by Erica J Holloman, PhD is doing phenomenally well, and we are proud of all the press, attention, and great reviews they are getting! October has been a good Breast Cancer Awareness month for them!

If you havent picked up the book, you are missing out. Check it out here:

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We are so thankful that people around the world see the importance of our educational resource and stand with us in promoting it…Do Your Part! Join The Fun!! Read It Today!!! Medical Specialties Round-up

Hi ya’ll! Happy Easter – hope you spent it well!

We have concluded our Medical Specialty Series, so now it’s time to debrief.  What did you think? What did you learn? Which specialty sounds good to you? Are you even more excited about entering the health professions?? Will you share the info with someone in your life who can use it?

We talked about Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Veterinary Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics. There are hundreds more areas you can go into, but we hope you enjoyed our quick overview. Now you gotta read our book So You Wanna Be A Doctor, then contact us with any questions you may still have. And while you’re at it, check out and

We are here to help you! Let’s enjoy this journey together 🙂 Is It SPRING yet?? Is It SPRING yet??

Long, long, LONG winter, but is it SPRING yet?? Time for warmth, rejuvenating rain, flowers, hope, rebirth?? I sure hope so – and I hope you’re keeping warm out there! Is It A Rash??

Dermatology is the topic of the day – let’s learn all about it! 

You may say, “I get it, Wag Wolf. A dermatologist looks at nasty rashes all day. Big deal.” Of course, I would respond by telling you about ALL of the important work that these doctors do. 

They focus on the hair, nails, skin, and the diseases thereof.  Ever heard of vitiligo, rosacea, acne, alopecia, fungal infections, eczema, or psoriasis? Maybe you’ve heard of SKIN CANCER…

Dermatologists see all kinds of patients and take care of issues from the life-threatening to the cosmetic.  Theirs is a highly sought after specialty – it’s very competitive, prestigious, and lucrative.

Read the dermatology chapter in our book So You Wanna Be A Doctor for much more! Don’t Gas Me, Bro!!

So today, we kick off our Medical Specialty series by talking about Anesthesiology. Long word for a fun specialty, but what’s it all about?

The dictionary says that it’s the branch of medicine that is concerned with the study and practice of anesthesia (duh). It is a specialty requiring competency in general medicine, a broad understanding of surgical procedures, and a comprehensive knowledge of clinical obstetrics, chest medicine, neurology, pediatrics, pharmacology, biochemistry, cardiology, and cardiac and respiratory physiology. It is concerned with the pharmacological, physiological, and clinical basis of anesthesia, including resuscitation, intensive respiratory care, and pain management.

WHOA – bet you didn’t know it was that involved, huh? You thought we just put patients to sleep for surgery and read newspapers until they wake up, right? Well there’s a lot more to it, and modern medicine WOULD NOT be possible without the work of good anesthesiologists!

We KEEP PATIENTS ALIVE while they undergo surgery (the most traumatic and dangerous thing a person can put their body through), have babies, are confined to the critical care unit, or have chronic, painful conditions that can’t be helped by normal measures. We have to know about everything and be on our toes in order to face whatever situation comes up…

But you wanna know the basics. An anesthesiology residency program lasts 4 years after medical school.  Then, one can remain in general practice, or do MORE training (called a Fellowship) in cardiac, neurologic, pediatric, obstetric, or pain anesthesia. They are one of the highest paid doctors – definitely something to look into! 

For an entire chapter all about my personal experiences as an anesthesia resident, read ‘So You Wanna Be A Doctor?? The Untold Stories Of Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Residents’, available at!! BlackGirlsRock!

Have you ever heard of the group Black Girls Rock? They are dedicated to empowering young girls and modeling successful behaviors for them. Their annual awards show is taping this weekend (and YES, Dr. Daniel will be in the mix!).

My question is: are you a role model because you are a celebrity? Do you have any responsibility to the people watching you? One pop-star famously says that she never asked to be a role model, so it’s not her job to help raise your children…Problem with that is – these children are watching your every move! They practically idolize you, and want to live life like you do.  If that means drugs, promiscuity, cursing, no education, etc. you’ve made it cool to them… I think you ARE a role model and whether you like it or not – people are influenced by your words and actions. With kids watching more television than ever, it’s a great opportunity to help them in life, not hinder them!

I can’t convince everyone to care about the people around them, but what do YOU think? Am I wrong? Am I delusional for wanting adults to be more responsible in their day-to-day lives?

Think about it. Leave a comment. Follow us on Twitter (@PreMedAdvice). Like us on Facebook ( or So You Wanna Be A Doctor). Visit our website Purchase our books (SYWBAD and TRMD). Schedule us to speak at your school/organization.

Together we can!!!! DO NOT Take Your Education For Granted!

Watch the moving story of Malala Yousafzai, a brave young warrior for girls’ education. This video clip was taken from a YouTube user on the 20/20 piece with Diane Sawyer. Enjoy, then get out there and DO YOUR PART!! Get Yo Hands Outta My Pocket!!

Big news today – help for students and graduates drowning in debt related to their education.  President Obama has announced steps to provide some relief to these students – what do you think of it? Does it go far enough?  Will you benefit from this aid?  If student loans weren’t a problem in your life, what would you do??

Think about your education and debt. Was it all worth it to you? Are you in a better place in life because of it?  I am facing some steep debt, but I say emphatically that it was worth it!!  I loved school and my job.  I am very happy with who I am and where I am.  I could have made some smarter decisions where money is concerned, but overall, I’m good!!

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