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

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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!

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

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!

The Differences in Applying to Medical School vs. Residency

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

"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!

"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 24 hours on call!

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 you give up on your dream to become a doctor?”

"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 Three Best and Worse Things about Studying Medicine

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