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

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

Top five considerations when taking your first job!

Top five considerations when taking your first job! A guest post by Smart Money MD Many of us are finishing up our residencies and fellowships around this time of year, and are probably finalizing your job selection. Some of us will continue on in a practice in the same city or state, while others will … Continue reading Top five considerations when taking your first job!

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

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!

My experience being the patient – What I learned from having my appendix removed during residency!

Most of us are healthy during the years of medical school and residency, with few needs for medical care. Because of this, we often have very little experience with the patient side of medicine. And it is a different viewpoint, once you are the patient and not the medical provider.  This is the story of my own … Continue reading My experience being the patient – What I learned from having my appendix removed during residency!

How to Survive Your First Year of Residency – A Sponsor Post

After four years of classes, conferences, and residency applications, you have finally earned the right to practice medicine! Your first year of residency will be filled with new experiences, patients, and professionals who will help you...

How to calculate net worth: My real life (Negative) example!

When it comes to starting to get ahold of your financial picture, there are two places to start. First, I think a budget is important to keep track of your day-to-day spending and begin planning for how to fit in savings for emergencies and retirement. Simultaneous, it's equally important to know where you "are" in … Continue reading How to calculate net worth: My real life (Negative) example!

The Reality of having a Mental Health Issue as a Medical Student

"The Reality of having a Mental Health Issue as a Medical Student" A guest post by: "DepressedMedStudent"  The thought of a doctor or medical student being ill themselves is something that none of us like to consider. In some ways, this makes sense. It almost dehumanizes us, making it seem as though we are infallible … Continue reading The Reality of having a Mental Health Issue as a Medical Student