Wednesday Around the Web: 6/21/17

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:

Via @HeartEyesMD:


Financial Post:

One of the best ways to improve your chances at a residency program is through a solid away rotation (or as my program director called them – “auditions”). For highly desired programs or competitive specialties, you may want to do a few of these to maximize your chances. The downside? The costs can really add up! The WallStreetPhysician has you covered though in this new post: Ten Tips to Save Money on Medical Student Away Rotations


“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!!” The words, of course, come from 2004 comedy DodgeBall. But can a similar idea, apply to medicine? Check out med student Joshua Stein’s post via where he breaks down if we should be “dodging wrenches” in like to the many very painful teaching lessons in medicine:  Dodging Wrenches


Marc Katz gave #LifeofaMedStudent a shout-out in a recent post when he broke down his idea of the ideal personal statement and (similar to my own post here) shared a copy of his residency personal statement! I’ll be honest, his was much more artistically written than mine, though I think were good in different ways.  Give his advice and personal statement a read here: How to Write Your Residency Personal Statemetnt (And a Copy of Mine)


Speaking of residency personal statements, how do you even decide what programs to even apply too? There are a LOT of factors to consider. Dr Jay Brad helps examine all the important aspects to consider when looking at residency programs: Oh the places you’ll go: How to Choose where to Apply to Residency


For the pre-med readers, it sometime seems there is only ONE factor when choosing a school – the RANK! But what rank, who’s rank, does it EVER MATTER? A new KevinMD post asks this same question: Do Medical School Rankings Even Matter?


Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

Welcome to #LifeofaMedStudent Forums!

The Surge of Creativity at Exam Time

Married in Medical School

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


Life outside the #LifeofaMedStudent:

Tomorrow is my last. day. of. residency…. wow.


Sponsor highlight:


Clinical skills workshops. Networking events. Match preparation.
Dynamic keynote speakers.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 
The AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health. Read more about the AMSA and their conferences here ->

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