Wednesday Around the Web: 4/5/17

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 @_bornbackwards:



Financial Post:

Could student loan forgiveness via the PSLF plan be in danger? A new lawsuit suggests it may be… but only for a certain group of jobs. Something to read and keep an eye on, especially those considering PSLF! Read more via the NY Times -> Student Loan Forgiveness Program Approval Letters May Be Invaild


Need to boost your productivity? Laura Gardner (@ljgardn) has you covered with her list of best apps for medical students in this @StudentDoctor post.  Whether you want help with procrastination, email over-flow, or due date forgetfullness, there is an app for you! Check out the list here! ->

Apps to Improve Your Medical Student Productivity in 2017


What’s it take to be a great medical student in the OR? This post written by an OBGYN resident, via @KevinMD, details the characteristics to follow for a great OR experience. Whether your interested in surgery or not, this is a must read for success! Check out:

A Resident’s Guide to being a medical student: In the OR


There are patient encounters we never forget… but when working in the intensive care unit, it can often be the family that are just as memorable. Read, by @BenGoldMD, about a particularly intense encounter with a dying man’s brother that shook one physician’s own emotions.  -> The Biker


You think you’ve heard all the crazy claims about getting into medical school, but there are still some that surprise me! The most common misconception is the very wrongI should major in sciencerumor that continues to be passed around to Pre-Meds.

This post via @AlmostDocs breaks down the 10 biggest myths about getting into medical school!


Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

Bloody Baptism

5 Reasons why Residency is more Rewarding than Medical School

Beyond the H&P

Transitioning from MS to MD (Or DO): A Quick Guide!

2017 NRMP Match Statistics!

Sponsor highlight:

Platinum Sponsor:


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