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