Wednesday Around the Web: 3/29/17

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 @saipeeps: 

“My reaction whenever a Professor asks if we remember any anatomy from first year…..#LifeofaMedStudent”



Financial post:

Despite the rigorous schedule of medical school, there IS time to enjoy life (just not a lot!). But when on a medical school budget, traveling and vacations can be difficult. Check out these tips from @TravelinFabFive on how her family makes trips work while being cost conscious! Traveling on a Med Student Budget



In one of the most moving posts I’ve read of late, Dr. Jessica Willett (@jkwillettmd) describes the various sacrifices shes made in her pursuit of medicine. Goodbyes never said, relationships lost, funerals missed. As I’ve tweeted in the past… “Medicine isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s a willing sacrifice to often put the patient and the training first.”

Her piece titled Medicine: My Sacrifice (A Letter to my Family) hits home that point and is an excellent read for any stage along the medical path.



Do you have your own med-student dream team? I had mine throughout the first two years of medical school and it made both work and down-time much more enjoyable. Read about another medical student’s dream team on their OB/GYN rotation in this post via Merck Manual’s (@MerckManualPro) “Med Student Stories” –> The Dream Team



You’ve matched! You probably are then wondering what’s next? Well luckily there is no shortage of advice out there for getting transitioned from medical student to doctor! Here are a list from a variety of sources…

Transitioning from MS to MD (Or DO): A Quick Guide!#LifeofaMedstudent’s own guide!

Matched into Surgery – Now what?via the Association for Academic Surgery (@AcademicSurgery)

The Post Match Checklist via Senior Resident (@ResidentSensei)

After the Match via Student Doctor Network (@StudentDoctor)




For the pre-med readers, what steps can you take to make yourself more competitive early on? @MedRookie dishes out some great pointers – starting by saying…

“Choosing to be a doctor is a minimum fifteen years in the making.  It is never too early to prepare yourself to be a doctor… A goal without a plan is just a wish.” 

The author then follows that with a half dozen excellent ways to turn that goal into reality! Check out Taking the Lead as a Pre-Med: Early Steps to be Prepared!


Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

5 Reasons why Residency is more Rewarding than Medical School

Beyond the H&P

2017 NRMP Match Statistics!

The Differences in Applying to Medical School vs. Residency

Sponsor highlight:

Platinum Sponsor:


“You’ve worked hard to reach your life-long dream. Let Regions help you to the next dream of home ownership!”

Regions Bank is another option for doctor specific home loans. Talk to Chris Roberts, Physician Loan Specialist and VP/Senior Mortgage Loan Originator of Regions Bank today! New residents are welcome! 100% financing (no down payment) for qualified applicants up to $650,000.  Chris.Roberts@regions.com

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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