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 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!
"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
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!
The Differences in Applying to Medical School vs. Residency A guest post by InvestingDoc Applying to medical school and applying to residency are two vastly different experiences. Medical school by far has a larger applicant pool all trying for the same spots. When applying to residency, the number of applicants is much smaller seeking work … Continue reading The Differences in Applying to Medical School vs. Residency
"The Scent of a Hospital" A Guest post by Ifrah Fatima A little background before I set off: I study in a medical school in India whose attached public hospital is as busy as it can get. It serves its people absolutely free of cost and is often a refuge for the poor of the … Continue reading The Scent of a Hospital
"5 life lessons medical school has taught me!" A guest post by Nesrine Kirat When I was 18 I had this fire burning inside me. It`s that determination that starts to grow as you`ve made up your mind about what you want to do. I was binge watching series like House MD and Grey`s anatomy, … Continue reading 5 life lessons medical school has taught me!
The Surgery Rotation: Breaking down my 24hours on call! A Guest post by 3rd Year Medical Student Yang An overview of 24-hour call on surgery as a third year medical student. Enjoy! 4:15AM Wake up, turn on my coffee maker, brush my teeth and take out my overnight contacts with the goal of heading out the door by … Continue reading The Surgery Rotation: Breaking down my 24 hours on call!
"Should I give up on my dream to become a doctor?" "How will I be able to get into medical school because my GPA or MCAT is low?" "I'm afraid I won't get in first time around... should I consider Caribbean medical schools?" These are questions I'm asked fairly frequently on Twitter, usually by DM. … Continue reading “Should you give up on your dream to become a doctor?”
The TOP 3 BEST and WORST Things about Studying Medicine A Guest Post by Chidera - a lifestyle blogger and medical student studying at the University of Cambridge, in the UK. This blog post is about what I consider to the top 3 best and worst things about studying medicine! So to begin, here are the … Continue reading The Three Best and Worse Things about Studying Medicine