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:
Man of us didn’t even think about their student loan burden until it is well into the $100,000s. But…imagine going in as a pre-med “eyes wide open” – what questions would you ask and what could you do about the mountains of debt you are signing up for? These answers and more by The White Coat Investor in this financial post of the week:
For anyone struggling after finals, or wondering about failure in medical school – it happens. I remember failing an anatomy exam during first year of medical school and being pretty unsure of myself after. In a great post about failure and the “what’s next?” that follows, @MedSchoolin has one of the best quotes I’ve heard lately…
“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
Read more about her own failure during medical school and how she moved past it in this post:
Aside from all the medicine stuff, one of the most challenging aspects of medical school and residency is balancing your personal life with your professional life. Once a serious significant other, marriage, and/or children are in the mix, it becomes even harder. Via “AM Rounds” of Academic Medicine Journal here is one perspective on relationships in training:
Physicians, nurses, and all of #medtwitter spent the better part of this past week diagnosing classical art in the viral trend #MedicalizeArt. If you haven’t checked it out, Time.com already came up with a running list of the best. Prepare to laugh at these hilarious interpretations!
Are you a pre-med interested in medical school but not so sure about the difference between DOs (Doctor of Osteopathy) and MDs (allopathic medical doctors)? @Unicorndoc does a great job of highlighting some of the differences, as well as some of the great benefits of Osteopathic schools.
(Note: as the son of a chiropractor, I’m certainly heavily biased towards their being benefit in osteopathic manipulative medicine).
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