Articles written by: Marc N. Katz

Medical Training Doesn’t Get Easier. You Just Get Stronger
Residency

Medical Training Doesn’t Get Easier. You Just Get Stronger

I don’t think I’m ready for my second year of residency. As second years we have to cover the PCU (progressive care unit),  a step down unit in between the general medicine floors and the medical ICU (intensive care unit). We have to cover all of the rapid responses, situations […]

When You Should Take USMLE Step 3
Step 3

When You Should Take USMLE Step 3

I’m about to finish my first year of residency. Although I might not be ready to be a resident I sure as hell am ready to not be an intern anymore. Intern year of residency is exhausting. There’s no way around it. And studying for yet another seemingly pointless USMLE […]

Surviving Residency: 5 Tips You Didn’t Know You Already Knew
Residency

Surviving Residency: 5 Tips You Didn’t Know You Already Knew

Residency is hard. Anyone who tells you differently needs a stat GI consult because they’re full of it. You will be tired physically, mentally and emotionally, regardless of what specialty you enter. The rewards of the job are sometimes short-lived and unpredictable, but their depth have the capacity to outweigh […]

Residency Lifestyle Essentials
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Residency Lifestyle Essentials

During residency time is money and I have neither. These products and services helped me save a little bit of both.  Also I found a new favorite pair of shoes.   Subscription Services Amazon Prime: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial If nothing else, free two day shipping is worth it. Spending […]

What To Do Before Starting Med School & Residency
Medical School / Pre-Med

What To Do Before Starting Med School & Residency

What to do before starting medical school is one of the most commonly asked questions I hear from students about to begin their first semester of medical school. It’s the same question that I wrangled with after graduating medical school before starting my internal medicine residency. Here are my top […]

The life of a family medicine intern who failed step one
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The life of a family medicine intern who failed step one

Thanks for taking the time to let me interview you…again. I introduced my readers to you a few months ago in an interview about the residency application and interview process. Specifically about how it’s still possible to match after failing step one. Fast-forward to today and we’re both about six months […]

Intern Interview Spotlight Update- The Life of a Pediatrics Intern
Intern Interviews

Intern Interview Spotlight Update- The Life of a Pediatrics Intern

Prior to starting intern year I interviewed Zack Manier about the residency application and interview process. Today he is six months into his intern year, the first year of his pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. I sat down with Dr. Manier […]

The Life of a Pediatrics Intern
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The Life of a Pediatrics Intern

I sat down with a first year resident in pediatrics to find out what her life is like as a pediatrician in training. Here’s what she had to say.     I’m getting flashbacks of interview season but can you tell my readers a little bit about yourself? Hello readers! […]

The Most Frequently Asked Questions on Residency Interviews…by Medical Students
The Interview / Uncategorized

The Most Frequently Asked Questions on Residency Interviews…by Medical Students

It’s my first interview season as a resident and I am loving the free lunches. Uh, I mean…meeting all of the applicants. It’s kind of strange being on the other side of things because I remember asking the exact same annoying inquisitive questions that all of you are asking. However, I’m […]

Spotlight Interview: DO graduate earns OB/GYN residency
The Match: Spotlight Series / Uncategorized

Spotlight Interview: DO graduate earns OB/GYN residency

Tell us a little about yourself. What are your career goals in medicine? Who are you outside of medicine? I’m Maureen. I’m 27 and originally from California. The first question people ask me when they learn that is “why did you leave beautiful sunny California to come to gross Philadelphia?” […]

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