If you haven’t already noticed… the blog name has changed! Previously Stethoscopes, Simplicity & Syrah is now Mod Med. To launch the revamped name and design, I am partnering with Medical Basics to host a giveaway!
Why the Change
So, why the name change? Well, multiple reasons. First of all, I feel that this new title, Mod Med, fits the theme and vibe of the blog a lot better. I wanted something short and catchy that incorporates both medicine and lifestyle. Second, my previous blog name, which I eventually shorted to SSSYRAH, had some downfalls. It was too long, hard to pronounce, hard to spell, and I received a lot of questions inquiring as to what Syrah actually is (it is a delicious wine varietal, by the way!).
I started this blog almost four years ago, and it has definitely morphed since then. Originally, I created it to document my journey through medical school and to write about things that I love, like wine. It was sort of a personal journal, available for the world to read. Then, medical school hit me all at once and I started to write more about my experiences to wrap my brain around what I was going through. People ended up being really receptive to this topic and enjoyed reading about my take on med school. With a lot of encouragement, the blog started to grow a lot more than I expected. I also received a lot of positive feedback from my ‘business casual’ fashion inspiration posts (a big portion of the blog’s audience are young adults transitioning into the professional world). Thus, I started to post more about the outfits that I wore with my white coat!
That brings us to now. Musings of a medical student writing about all things career, fashion, travel and wine. My hopes are that this blog will debunk those scary medical school myths and empower people to work hard and follow their dreams. You can have career and enjoy the things that you love about life. For me, that is traveling, fashion, and wine (to name a few). I know that I want to travel the world for the rest of my life. If I let a career hinder that, I would not be happy. I also LOVE fashion and think it is such a fun way to express yourself, feel beautiful, and connect with others. You don’t have to speak the same language to appreciate someone’s sense of style!
Why ‘Mod Med’
Mod has a lot of different meanings. Short for modern, it encompass a sense of being up-to-date. It is also a subculture of style focused on fashion and music that started in the UK in the 1960s. I chose this word to incorporate both the fashion meaning and the idea that the modern woman doesn’t have to choose between career or life/family.
Med is obvious, I am a medical student. Medicine is a huge part of my life and my blog. Mod Med fit perfectly together and it was decided. The blog would be SSSYRAH no longer.
Medical Basics Giveaway
Now onto why you really wanted to check out this post… the giveaway! Medical Basics has an awesome line of notebooks, quick sheets, and reference guides for anyone in the medical field. They have progress SOAP and H&P notebooks, nursing notebooks, and scrubnote reference sheets, just to name a few. Follow the steps below to win a set of Medical Basics notebooks and reference guides!
How to Enter
- Follow my social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) @modmedblog
- Post a photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with a caption explaining why you chose/are interested in medicine
- Tag me (@modmedblog) and use the hashtag #modmedblog
- Comment on my post on either this post, my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to let me know that you have entered the giveaway
- The winner will be chosen on Friday, 3/24/2017 by midnight! (make sure your account is public on that date so I can see your entry!)
Good luck everyone!