All About Molly

Hi! My name is Molly and I’m so glad you’re here! I graduated in 2011 from the University of Florida with a degree in political science and moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in public policy. After a few years, I found my passion for health — both personal and policy-related — and decided to attend graduate school at George Washington University for a Master of Public Health. During graduate school, I had a quarter life crisis that re-routed me to a career in medicine. 

After a postbac year in Philadelphia and a long application process, I finally started medical school in the Fall of 2018. I’m currently a first year medical student and I’m loving every challenging, fun, and study-filled moment. I don’t yet have a solidified professional goal, but I know that I want to spend my years in medical school making health policy accessible to medical students. Health policy on a national, state, and local level deeply impacts clinical practice and medical students are often not given adequate education on the topic. If you want to expand your health policy knowledge, check out these awesome resources!

About Me:

  • Age: 31
  • Currently call home: Miami, FL
  • Work: Medical student, Beautycounter Consultant, blogger
  • Love: health policy, public health, Medicaid policy, Florida Gators, Barre, chocolate, coffee, sarcasm, Outlander, sunny walks, Broadway musicals, The Office, to-do lists, crossing sh*it off my to-do list

I’ve named my blog “mollymphtomd” as a testament to the long journey that I am on — professionally and personally. Between medical school, blogging, seeing family and friends, research projects, Beautycounter and trying to *not get sick*, I am always busy!  It’s a constant learning process and it changes every day, but I hope you’ll join me on this fun adventure! 

DISCLAIMER: I am medical student — not a doctor (yet!). Please always consult your doctor with any medical questions. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at Thanks for reading!