Wednesday Around the Web: 8/2/17

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 @FineMeltingPot: 


Financial Post:

When it comes to student loans, how you handle them may be one of the biggest decisions you make. If you aren’t sure of the details of REPAYE, PAYE, IBR or what your plan is… better give this post by @InvestingDoc a read:

REPAY vs. PAYE for Medical Students and Doctors

 


Some people just have a knack for writing in a way that makes you FEEL their words and @SingleScalpel is one of them. She recently put down on her blog the written version of her ENT graduation speech, a just beautiful collection of her road through medicine from her first patient, the heartbreaking but defining moment she decided to become a doctor, to the ENT surgical world, and lastly pediatric ENT subspecialty. You won’t regret reading any of these:

Part 1 – My First Patient

Part 2 – A Chance to Try

Part 3 – Choosing ENT

Part 4 – My Sister, Ella

 


A trend that is becoming more popular is taking a “Gap Year” in medical school. The reasons vary and the experience can be an excellent option for making one more competitive for residencies. Check one student’s experience via Stanford Scope blog (@StanfordMed):

Taking Time off in Medical School

 


Intern year (the first year of residency) is probably one of the hardest years in medical training. It’s hard to prepare for such a daunting year, but via @KevinMD here are some basic pointers for making it through:

11 Tips Medical Interns Need to Hear before They Start

 


“What to Expect when you are expecting… ” medical school edition! By @Sashasaidwhynot – she breaks down what to expect by each year of medical school through the dreaded “match” at the end! Great info for pre-meds or anyone wanting a look inside what medical school is like!

What to expect while you’re… in med school

 



Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

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5 Useful budgeting tips for Medical School



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