Wednesday Around the Web: 3/15/17

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:


Financial Post:

After the Match, the next questions will be – “Where will I live next year??” Home buying vs. renting is one of the biggest financial dilemmas of a medical trainee. The urge to settle down and follow the old American dream of home-ownership is real. I have written about my own purchase of a home in residency, and generally don’t recommend it.

But what about after residency? Doctor in Debt strongly urges you again to wait before buying! Read why in  5 Reasons Millennial Physicians should not Buy a Home right out of Residency.

Match day is here and the chips have been already placed, the die are cast, and we are just waiting for the results. Those results, carried out by a long-standing mathematical algorithm, feel very much out of our control. What if you could “game” the match? Read this KevinMD post on exactly how both residencies and applicants attempt to do just that –  Medical students CAN game match day!

Also from KevinMD, a take on what some people fear the most about Match Day…. the public spectacle! At many medical schools around the country, it is common for medical students to open their Match in front of the school. At my own – we each grabbed our envelope on the way to the microphone, with many quickly opening in time to duck out if unhappy. Though this display is optional, it still can be nerve-wracking… read this account in I’m Afraid of Public Humiliation on Match Day.

(Let us know if you agree with this practice in the comments!)

The Match isn’t just about the applicants – it’s about their spouses and families too! From SDN’s “Medical Spouse Survival Guide” is a look at how to make the best of match day from the both the applicant AND the spouse’s side of things! Check out The Match: A Guide for the Big Day.

Once the The Match is over, it’s quickly time to start thinking about residency…. especially surviving residency!  Marc Katz (@KittyKatzMD) gives up 5 tips to help in this post from @InHouseMag. Get ready for intern year with Surviving Residency: 5 Tips You Didn’t Know You Already Knew

Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

The Scent of a Hospital

My experience being the patient – What I learned from having my appendix removed during residency!

5 life lessons medical school has taught me!

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

Sponsor highlight:

Gold Sponsor:

Board Vitals – USMLE, COMLEX, NAPLEX, NBDE, NCLEX, and over 30 other medical board exams!

With new information uncovered daily, textbooks and medical journals are outdated the moment they are published. 

It is a necessity for healthcare practitioners to have access to the most relevant, up-to-date information possible – lives depend on it. BoardVitals aims to correct this problem by providing doctors with the most up-to-date medical education materials on the market. 

BoardVitals brings together content from major publishers, universities, and top healthcare professionals, creating the largest training ecosystem in medicine. BoardVitals helps physicians prepare for medical board exams, re-certification exams (MOC), CME, and in-service exams offering high-yield content in over 30 specialties.

BoardVitals contributors are experts from top tier academic and practicing institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, and Mt. Sinai helping us create the best content on the market.

USMLE, COMLEX, NAPLEX, NBDE, NCLEX, and over 30 other medical board exams!

Learn more at!

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

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


Be the first to comment

Add your thoughts here!