Wednesday Around the Web: 06/14/17

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!

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#LifeofaMedStudent Tweet of the Week:

Via @BassemKurdi:

Featured Posts:

For a inspiring read (or listen) this week, check out Pamela Wible’s 2017 commencement speech at Loyola University. Shared in text (or audio if you have time to listen) via @KevinMD – Pamela has some excellent words for all of us in medicine – pre-med to attending!


Love, hope, dreams are fluffy words in medicine. Not easily measured or reimbursed. Not valued like GPAs and board scores. Yet — in the end — your dream is the only thing matters. It’s what tethers you here on Earth. – Pamela Wible


Read the whole thing here:

It’s time for graduating medical students to celebrate their dream



What happens when someone always present at class suddenly… just… stops… going?? I’ve written about the place for “slacker mode” during 4th year of medical school? But could a little slacking every now and then be a GOOD thing? Via Stanford Medicine Unplugged and author/med student Natasha Abadilla:

The Case for Slacking Off in School



The key to medical school in my mind? SURVIVE! But the secret to that?? Read it here from graduating 4th year medical student Tristin Brooks via @KevinMD:

Medical School is Miserable: Here’s the Secret to Surviving it!



Worried about Step 1? @MentorMeMD breaks down the mistakes made in her study habits. Learn from her before your own exam time!

Learn from my Step 1 Mistakes



I can’t say I always saw the point of all the basic sciences classes, especially in the pre-med years… but here is a good reminder of why they ARE important! Via @AlmostDocs: 

Science Classes too Boring? Applying what We Learn in the Real World



Speaking of classes, ever wonder how they change from undergrad to medical school? @StudentDoctor Network breaks them down… Let’s just say undergrad BioChem does not = medical school BioChem!

How Do College and Medical School Classes Differ?


Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

Married in Medical School

The BIG Financial Mistake I (almost) Made After Med-School Graduation

The Best #LifeofaMedStudent Tweets of May 2017

The Best Books for Basic Science in Medical School

7 Tips to be Happy in Medical School


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