Wednesday Around the Web: 3/1/17

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: @Redroses131:

“Best day in #Obgyn. Sometimes you forget how beautiful birth is in the midst of chaos. Every child begins the world again. #LifeofaMedStudent”


Financial Post:

Medical students, residents – do you know where your money is going? Do you know how to plan for expenses in the future? How much could interviews, licenses, parking cost? Investing doc helps break down these money issues in this helpful post Top Ten Expenses during Residency and Medical School. See if they match your costs or expectations!


How far do we still have to go in combating the issue of sexual harassment and discrimination in medical schools? To defeat the “boys club” of poker games and golf outings that still dominates many specialties? Personal anecdotes suggest a long way to go, and now there are new studies to prove it.

“We discovered huge differences among men and women in their experience of bias and harassment: 70% of women perceived gender-specific bias in the medical schools where they worked versus 22% of men; 30% of women reported experiencing sexual harassment versus 4% of men.”

Read more about the study and the negative experiences that still persist for some -> The Silent, Terrible Toll of Sexual Harassment in Medical Schools.


Residency is hard, but it’s often hard in ways that are difficult to relate to – until you are in residency. In this post by Student Doctor Network, author Megan Riddle tries to explain a few of these surprisingly difficult aspects of residency. -> 5 Things in Residency That I didn’t Expect to be Hard (But Were). 

The one I agree with the most? – The surprising impact that your co-residents have on your work happiness. When I’m assigned a new rotation, the first thing I do is look at who I’m going to be teamed up with that month. It makes ALL the difference! 


The Oscars were this week, thus this “Wednesday around the Web” wouldn’t be complete without a post on celebrities in medicine! Ever wonder how many famous people can say they went to medical school?? This post by Ranker lists the Top 15 Most Famous People who went to Medical School.

My favorite has to be Ken Jeong, of The Hangover movie series fame, but a couple musicians and an NBA basketball player certainly came as a surprise!


I was lucky because my path to medical school was largely set via a rural health program, but for most of us I know how stressful and crazy that application cycle can be!  In a hilarious GIF heavy pre-med post, @almostdocs breaks down The 20 Stages of Applying to Medical School.



Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

Patient encounters outside the hospital – The Good, the Bad, and the downright Uncomfortable!

The Surgery Rotation: Breaking down my 24 hours on call!

Telemedicine took MY Job!

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



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

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