Wednesday Around the Web: 1/11/17

Welcome to “Wednesday around the Web.” Each week we’ll feature the best #LifeofaMedStudent Tweet of the Week and I’ll share a few of the latest or greatest news articles, blogs, or research topics that I think are important to those in medical training. Continuing my current goal for improving the financial education of #LifeofaMedStudent followers, each week will feature at least one post on finances. I’ll also give you a little update on what is happening with me on a personal level – giving you more of an idea of the person behind the #LifeofaMedStudent hashtag.


#LifeofaMedStudent Tweet of the Week:

Via @stephwess:

“Me: Can you describe the pain? Sharp, throbbing, aching…?

   Pt: It’s like… yeah it’s like really bad sometimes…. 😐

Financial Post:

This weeks financial post comes from FutureProofMD via Physicians Money Digest. FPMD hits on the top financial goals that any medical student or resident should accomplish before 30. Each of these 5 milestones could be a post on its own, but this is a quick “starter” pack of financial issues. Grow your financial knowledge and read more here:          -> 5 Financial Milestones for Professionals Under 30

Last week we hit on a post on why it was still good idea to say “yes” to medical school. This week, we’ll play the other card. This great post in Forbes goes through many of the challenges – financial, personal, professional – in becoming and staying a doctor. The title of the piece says it all… read here: -> Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Doctors

I’ve long been in favor of simplifying medical school grading scales – (A Medical School goes Pass/Fail only: Why this is an Excellent Change!). I think medical school has become more and more of a “hoop to jump” than the true medical training ground of the previous century. But what if I have it backwards? What if the medical school should be harder? This piece via KevinMD suggests to increase learning retention, we should fail more tests. Here the argument here: -> .Medical Students Need to Fail More Often

Medical School and relationships – whether your spouse is in medicine or not – it sure is difficult to make work. Between the grueling hours and the “medicine first” mentality that is forced upon us, many students/residents/attendings have trouble making it work. This Student Doctor Network article has some tips on how to keep a medical relationship on the right path. -> Sustainability: How Your Partnership can Survive and Flourish During Medical Education

Last post of the day comes to us via a great blog called The Depressed Med Student. This particular student dealt with mental health issues and now is an advocate for getting support. This piece outlines the what to do if you find yourself struggling with depression, including how/when to let your school know. Check out his advice here. -> Mental Health Issues as a Medical Student – What to do and how to get Support

New #LifeofaMedStudent Posts:

Here is a list of the new posts this week!

Budgets: Why they are important and a copy of mine (as a resident)

Surgery, lipstick, and the rise of #GirlMedTwitter – A Guest Post by Student Dr. Meowskis

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