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I am a survivor: Living Through Hurricane Maria (Part 1)  |
Hey everyone, first of all I want to say me, my family and friends are alive and doing ok. For those of you that don’t know, I live in Puerto Rico and we just went through Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in a span of 2 weeks. In my house, we were without power for 10 days after Irma, got power back for 48 hours and lost it >24 hrs before Hurricane Maria. Needless to say it’s been a rough month of September. For those of you who are medical students, you know ERAS opens September 6th, the exact day Irma passed, and programs got access to applications September 15th. I tried to get as much done before that time but I wasn’t able to submit before the 15th. I lost power before I was able to submit so I ended up submitting using my phone data and hotspot. The other issue was Letters of Recommendation. All of my letter writers are in a part of the island that basically never got power either and as such I had no letters uploaded. After getting that out of the way we patiently waited for the hurricane to start and hoped it …