Pregnant in Medical school & Residency – My story & lessons learned!

Pregnant in Medical School and Residency: My story & lessons learned! A guest post by Habiba Tunau, MD. . During Medical school I made it a goal to graduate with a degree in one hand and a baby in another.  I had a supportive husband, so we started trying to conceive when I was in my third … Continue reading Pregnant in Medical school & Residency – My story & lessons learned!

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel Medical training is long, and at times very dark - for the end is seemingly forever away. But, my time as a student of formal medical education, is slowly coming toward it's enviable end. Residency is almost over! I've nearly made it to the light and out the … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel

A Month in Sri Lanka – My Amazing Elective Experience!

A Month in Sri Lanka: My Amazing Elective Experience! A guest post by Jazmin Hawes (@jaz_hawes)   My elective in Sri Lanka was unquestionably amazing. I absolutely loved it! I was placed at Colombo South Teaching Hospital, a hospital about 15 minutes south of Colombo city. I had the most amazing registrars and interns looking after … Continue reading A Month in Sri Lanka – My Amazing Elective Experience!

How to Land the Residency You want

How to Land The Residency You Want Disclaimer: This is sponsor post from BoardVitals and is an excerpt from their free ebook A Complete Guide to Medical Residency. This free resource is designed to help medical students and residents land and survive their residency of choice. BoardVitals is a site sponsor, and thus has a financial relationship … Continue reading How to Land the Residency You want

The Best of #PagedBecause

We've all been there... the awkward, unusual, or just very unnecessary page. The "paging you, to see if your pager is working" page. The "oh just wanted to let you know" at 3am page. The "your patient is doing something crazy" page. Now, thanks to @concernecus for starting the thread - the twitter world has a hastag … Continue reading The Best of #PagedBecause

Bloody Baptism

"Bloody Baptism" A guest post by Zahir MD It’s the first day on my 4th year elective in the Emergency Department. I had orientation in the morning and just my luck I am scheduled for a night shift. I had the good fortune of finding an Emergency Physician in NY who let me shadow him … Continue reading Bloody Baptism

5 Reasons why Residency is more Rewarding than Medical School

They are very different - yet similar. Medical school and residency. Like two siblings - both filled with long hours learning the practice of medicine and late nights studying the science of medicine. But each is unique as well...Medical school with more of a focus on studying and memorization, especially the first two years. Residency … Continue reading 5 Reasons why Residency is more Rewarding than Medical School

Beyond the H&P

"Beyond the H&P" A Guest post by Jessica Morgan   It’s 4:00 pm on a Thursday: time to present at teaching attending rounds. I have prepared my presentation and know about the patient’s pathology, but I can never help myself from being incredibly anxious for these moments. I gather my papers and begin...     … Continue reading Beyond the H&P

Transitioning from MS to MD (Or DO): A Quick Guide!

The Match is over. Your fate and future were sealed, opened, and finally announced to the world. After hangover has worn off, your next thought may be "what's next?" Luckily, things will happen slowly over the few months to come. But before you know it, you'll be wearing a long coat and answering to "DOCTOR!" … Continue reading Transitioning from MS to MD (Or DO): A Quick Guide!

2017 NRMP Match Statistics!

Hot of the press from the 2017 Match! The NRMP has released some of the data resulting from the 2017 Match and the results show some small changes. Overall trend: The number of medical students (US and International) participating was the most ever at 35,969. The total number of spots offered, was also an all-time … Continue reading 2017 NRMP Match Statistics!