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:
I scored significantly better on the MCAT the second time, as well as improved my Step 1 to Step 2 score by 30+ points. But I’ve got nothing on this author via @KevinMD however! Check out his tips for an incredible improvement in his scores:
The March for Science last week appeared to be a huge success. Equally successful was the creativity of some of the posters/signs people were holding. Buzzfeed has a great list of the Top 40+ of their favorites. Prepare for awesome nerdy humor!
Are surgeons elite athletes? Might not be the first thought to mind but there is certainly a case to be made. And according to Jonathan Cabin, MD – surgeons need to start training like it. In this post via @Medium breaks down the science behind traditional athletes, then tweaks it into 10 areas for refinement for the surgical athlete:
When thinking of my best summers, there are two that come to mind – 2005 (before I started college) and 2009 (before I started medical school). If you are about to head into your last summer of freedom (ever) before medical school, make a plan to enjoy it! Via @StudentDoctor – this post will help you get started:
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