Wednesday Around the Web: 4/12/17

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:

For the many 4th years about to move around the country, turns out there is a small financial blessing attached with the likely expensive move. @WallStPhysician breaks down the details of how your move can be used to your advantage come tax time. If you are one of the many setting up in a new location come July, check out this article: Moving Expenses Tax Deduction For Graduating Medical Students/New Residents. 

I’ve given my take on the ACGME duty hours, as have many. However, here is a personal tale of misfortune and downright danger that can occur from excessive exhaustion – check out: The Night That Taught Me Just How Dangerous 28hour Shifts for Residents can Be!

This is via writer Josephine Valenzuela and the Center for Health Journalism at USC.

In a “funny but sadly true” post – Student Doctor Network @StudentDoctor has highlighted the 10 Signs You’re an Intern.  MS4s get ready to laugh and cry along! 

There are certain rotations or experiences in medicine that leave a mark on you. Whether it’s discovering your future specialty, or simply a patient you will never forget – these moments are certainly part of the beauty of medicine. Read one such case from AspiringDocDiaries of @AAMCPreMed simply titled When Psychiatry Transforms.  

Thinking about your personal statement yet? It’s never too early! @SavvyPreMed highlights some of the worst mistake that can be found in personal statements… Seven Deadly Writing Sins that will sink your Personal Statement.

Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

The Best of #PagedBecause

Top five considerations when taking your first job!

Bloody Baptism

5 Reasons why Residency is more Rewarding than Medical School

Sponsor highlight:

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Check out the other great companies that help sponsor our page here: #LifeofaMedStudent Recommended Sponsors


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

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for including my article in your roundup! I hope eligible 4th year medical students will take advantage of the moving expenses deduction.

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