Name: Kaydra Bailey
Major: Biochemistry, Pre-Medicine
Interviewed by Adriana Santana
What are your plans after graduation, and your career?
I have committed to Indiana University School of Medicine. I want to be an OB/GYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology).
What made you want to be an OB/GYN?
Women all over the world neglect their health to care for their families, or have simply not been educated about their bodies. That needs to change. Plus, the idea that I could bring something new and amazing into the world and lives of others sounds fantastic to me.
So what is Kaydra Bailey on the Daily?
Kaydra Bailey on the Daily is my Snapchat show—if I can call it that? I'm a corny person, so it started with some corny jokes. Then I started noticing funny things in my life and it transitioned into a two minute Snapshow. People told me how much they liked it and I kept doing it; I wanted to make people’s days and make people laugh. I have different characters, etc. It's just a fun stress reliever.
Do you feel like you’re going to continue your Snapshow next semester or is Kaydra Bailey on the Daily going to end?
I’ll post once in awhile, because obviously medical school is going to be a little different than college. However, I don’t think it’ll end. One summer, though, I went on a hiatus because I was studying for the MCAT and I posted like twice that summer, and I really shouldn’t have posted anything.
Are there any major plans you have this summer?
No. I wish. I’ll probably go to Florida for my friend’s wedding, and prepare for medical school. Maybe do some painting for my future room; I’ve never painted before, but I’ve always wanted to do my room. Other than that, I really don’t have any major plans. I just want to graduate and let it simmer.
Do you have any advice for anyone that wants to start their own Snapshow?
Be yourself. Find what makes you happy and then do that on Snapchat. Don’t try to copy off another YouTuber or something and just be yourself. Also, just be willing to laugh at yourself because other people will laugh at you—it’s natural.
Lastly, what advice would you give for anyone who is on the track to medical school?
Seek help from others; don’t try to do everything on your own. Be active; don’t just be in your books all the time; get involved in a club or club leadership. Do what you love too, like if you like to be silly, be silly. Don’t always have your mind consumed on one thing because you will go crazy. Do your best. Ask for assistance from your teachers. They are there for that and their office hours are usually always open.
So have fun, get help, and do what you need to do to get to that finish line, and you will get there. Don’t continuously stress out and say you can’t do that; we’re obviously all going to say that, but in your head, remember that you can do this. What has kept me going throughout undergrad was that someone has done it before me, and someone after me will do it so that means I can do it too.