Author: Daniella C. Sisniega

Daniella C. Sisniega Daniella C. Sisniega (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Boston University School of Medicine


Daniella is a second year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine ('18) and a product of the Early Medical School Selection Program. She originates from Mexico and graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso. When she is not in the library, she is hanging out with her cat and confidante, Otis. She's interested in neurology, internal medicine, medical education, a career in olympic coffee drinking, and blogs about her experiences at coffeemuggermd.com.




Learning To Be Mediocre

Medical school is a constant, never-ending cycle between success and failure — sometimes one occurring within moments of the other. To be a medical student is to fail. We fail at the small things: working out three times a week, being on time for a friend’s birthday dinner, working on the research that has been on our desk for months. We also fail at the big things like exams, practical skills, asking for help when we most need it and sometimes letting ourselves sulk for too long.

Daniella C. Sisniega Daniella C. Sisniega (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Boston University School of Medicine


Daniella is a second year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine ('18) and a product of the Early Medical School Selection Program. She originates from Mexico and graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso. When she is not in the library, she is hanging out with her cat and confidante, Otis. She's interested in neurology, internal medicine, medical education, a career in olympic coffee drinking, and blogs about her experiences at coffeemuggermd.com.