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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I've moved!

Hi there,

I'm glad you found your way over to my blog. I'm happy to announce that I've moved! Check out my new blog!

Thanks for your support,

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

goodbye september

goodbye september. I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave. I'm too ready for cozy fall and halloween candy.

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
― L. M. Montgomery

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pre Med Resources | Volume Two

Here's an updated list of my favorite pre-med places on the web!

Online Videos 

Armando Hasudungan: Bookmark. Now. Armando's handwriting tutorials are the best videos online for biology. He covers the major body systems, basic biochemistry and some pharmacology.

Bozeman Biology: Great for first year bio classes or a quick refresher for upper level students.

Crash Course: You won't find much depth, but their graphics make me happy.

MIT OpenCourseWareThis resource is a web-based publication of college course content. OCW is free and available to anyone with an internet connection. There are hundreds of courses from Quantum Physics to The Film Experience. UC Berkeley also has a well stocked archive of courses and materials.


A Little Bit of Lacquer: Laura is a fourth year medical student balancing family and school. I enjoy Laura's style aesthetic and I love looking at her baby girl, Liv! 

Franish: Franziska is a second year medical school determined to make the best out of her med school's dress code. She blogs mostly about fashion, but she sheds light on the daily routine of a grad student. 

Lady Kay MD: Katherine is a third year medical school and her blog is the place to go for healthy living.

The Health Scout: Dalya is a third year non-traditional medical student and she was the first medblr I followed. Her cartoons detailing medical school are hilarious. Stop by her blog for some great and detailed tips for pre meds.

Sarah Says MD: Sarah is a second year medical student and has a great blog for browsing. She curates some wonderful articles and occasionally a cute pup or two!

Wayfaring MD:  She may be anonymous but the blogger behind Wayfaring MD has a HUGE personality. Her FAQ for pre meds is the most comprehensive list on the web today. Do yourself a favor and bookmark her blog.

Favorite Posts


AAMC: Official website for application and MCAT news. 

NPR Global Health: Self explanatory. NPR's Global Health is a collection of stories and media in the global health community.

PubHealth: Domestic and International Public Health News.

Twitter Accounts

American Academy of Family Physicians (@AAFP)

Duke Global Health (@DukeGHI)

I hope you find this helpful! If you have any other resources you use, feel free to share!

Note: If you are a pre-med blogger, please share your URL in the comments below. I'm updating my pre-med blogger list!

Monday, September 8, 2014

tour christle and gold

new reader? Times are a changin’ here at Christle and Gold. I’ve been planning these changes for a while and I’m so excited to share a few of those changes and explain some staples.

Name Change.

I started this blog as Christle Clear with the intent of sharing advice about college and posting a few stories about my time in Austin. Things kinda changed last summer. I started writing about issues I felt passionate about (e.g. feminism, race relations, faith). The change to Christle and Gold reflected this change in my writing. As I mentioned last week, Christle and Gold is a place where you can dig deep and find gold. I want this to be a place where I can ask difficult questions, trusting that I have a God who is big enough to handle them. I don’t want to divorce my feminism from my faith or think my views on race are irrelevant to Jesus.

Gold Mine.

If you’ve been around the blogging world for more than a minute, you will notice that bloggers love sharing their favorite links. Gold Mine is my twist on a traditional weekly link series. As the end of each month, I highlight a few of my favorite stories, videos and photos. You can expect to find a wide range of topics - from colonialism to dresses out of paper.

Check out March’s Gold Mine.


This series is inspired by Lean In’s Trailblazing Women. Women have achieved numerous victories over the past century. Unfortunately, women of color have disproportionally left out of the history of women’s rights and achievements. Spotlight allows me to celebrate these women in the best way I know.

Check out Spotlight: Honoring Maya.


I’m a junior at the University of Texas (HOOK EM’) and I couldn’t be happier in Austin. The bulk of my readers stopped by Christle and Gold because of my pre-med posts and I'm so happy you're here. If you have any questions about college or being a pre med, just ask!

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Stay awhile and dig deep!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Goals

sweet september. Junior year has officially begun. Am I the only one who thinks that Junior year is such an odd time? You spend most of the year perched on the brink of major life decisions. Should I take a fifth year? Am I ready for grad school? Will my mother let me move back home? I will gladly lean on the Lord for direction because He’s the one with the master plan.

September Goals

One // Find a Christian Community. I can't believe how much I have grown in faith these past two years. Pursuing God's heart has challenged me, but I am so thankful for His strength and guidance. I’m ready to settle down and invest the next two (maybe three) years in a church in Austin and a missional community.

Two // Build a functional wardrobe. Don’t worry, I have absolutely no plans of becoming a fashion blogger — I’ll leave that to my more stylish friends online. Nike shorts + oversized shirts have served me well, but I’m ready to mix things up and wear more of my closet.

Three // Organize. I finally cleared my spring semester schedule from my Google calendar (better late that never), so now I have to find some time and upload everything into my online and paper calendars. I'm talking classes, office hours, study times, organization meetings, workouts, etc.

What are your goals for the month?
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