Wednesday Around the Web: 2/22/17

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 updates on new blog posts, a sponsor highlight, and any personal news. Thanks for reading!


#LifeofaMedStudent Tweet of the Week: 

Via @TJTra28:

“When you’re a third year….#LifeoaMedStudent #MedSchool”

Financial Post:

Were you shocked when you first saw how much medical school was going to cost? In this week’s financial themed post from Student Doctor Network, read a few tips for saving as a medical student once the sticker shock truly hits home! -> Chronicles of a Med Student: All Aboard the Financial Struggle Bus!

I wrote last week that when pre-med students ask about their concerns becoming a doctor, that I’d generally advise Caribbean medical schools as a last resort. I’m not the only one who feels that way. This recent post on KevinMD via @SkepticalScalpel agrees -> Caribbean medical schools: It’s not all palm trees and sunsets.

But as several reached out to me on twitter, there are a handful of medical schools in the Caribbean with excellent reputations and fairly robust admission standards. This article by StatNews certainly starts off very “pro” Caribbean schools, but unlike the title mentions – starts giving some serious concerns towards the end. -> Why the United States is no longer turning up its nose at Caribbean medical schools

For many us, medicine will always be the major driving force of our lives. Like any relationship, there are ups and downs, but how we renew that love for medicine is important. Read this heartfelt story of how teaching keeps alive this surgical resident’s love for medicine. We all need to learn from teachers like @DrNatashia ! -> And just like that my love of medicine is renewed!

Rank lists are in, and now the 4th years are in limbo about their fate until the big Match day! Those days are full of emotion and a day a medical student will never forget. I’ll do my own post on Match day, but here is a great example out this week on KevinMD by a emergency med doc reflecting on his own experience. -> The Untold Story of Match Day Emotion

How much do you know about the MCAT? Ever since it changed in 2015, there have been a lot of misconceptions! Read about some of the MCAT myths via the AAMC here. -> Top 3 Myths about MCAT Scores Busted

Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

Telemedicine took MY Job!

“Should you give up on your dream to become a doctor?”

The Three Best and Worse Things about Studying Medicine

How to Survive Your First Year of Residency – A Sponsor Post

Sponsor highlight:

Platinum Sponsor:


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Give the other great companies that sponsor #LifeofaMedStudent a look here: #LifeofaMedStudent Recommended Sponsors

 Disclosure: Regions Bank is a paid sponsor of #LifeofaMedStudent and has a financial relationship with the site. 


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