Wednesday Around the Web: 8/9/17

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 @amull12:

Financial Post:

From FutureProofMD is some great advice for new (or any year) medical students! If you are looking for $$$ advice as your go through training, this is a great place to start:

Money Tips for Incoming Medical Students


The buzzword “Pimping” is used to described a certain way of being asked medical questions during training. Usually in rapid fire over a pertinent topic/patient, pimping has had a bad name for years. But is it really a bad thing? Check out this article by Aaron Rothstein of Practicing Medicine:

Medical Education and the Case for Pimping


In a post from KevinMD that goes great with our most recent guest post (Tips for Surviving Medical School (From a Med-Student Wife!)), again we look at the spouse behind the medical student. This one details with how to deal with the waiting associated with a significant other in medical school.

Waiting on a significant other to finish medical school? Here are some tips!


Secondary applications are their own burden during the application process. While its great to make it to that point, it might be here where the real “meat” of the application begins. Don’t let your best fail to shine through… read this guide by StudentDoctorNetwork:

The Art of Writing Med School Secondaries


For those in the pre-med years or early medical school, a common question is “how long does it take to become a…. (insert specialty here).” Well in a excellent summary posts by WayFaringMD – each specialty is broken down to be able to compare all the specialties, and even subspecialties at once! Take a look if you are wondering how long that neurosurgeon trained, or what’s the quickest specialty to get practicing!

“How do I become a … ?”


Recent Posts on #LifeofaMedStudent:

5 Tips for Surviving Medical School (From a Med-Student Wife!) turns 1 year old!

Life as an Attending: First impressions!

Superstition in Medicine: What do YOU believe?

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