Medical School

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 […]

My Favorite EKG Resources
Resources

My Favorite EKG Resources

These are my favorite resources to help you learn EKG’s proficiently and efficiently without breaking the bank.     A cardio rotation! Okay I know this isn’t a resource. But my favorite month of med school was during my cardio rotation. A month of ‘hey this EKG looks weird. Mind […]

Clinicals / Medical School / Resources

Study Tools During Clinical Years

Your two years of classroom basic sciences are drastically different than your clinical years. Studying in your first two years is somewhat easier because your primary responsibilities are all geared towards taking tests, culminating in the USMLE or COMLEX. Third year sucks because you are still studying for step 2 […]

My Favorite Study Resources for USMLE Step 2 CK
Medical School / Resources / Step 2 CK

My Favorite Study Resources for USMLE Step 2 CK

Question Banks The purpose of doing practice questions is to find your weaknesses in order to guide your study process and  to get you inside the head of question writers. Hopefully you figured this out already since you most likely already took step 1. However, I found studying for step 2 […]

Medical Student Sunday Interview with Daily Medicine
Medical School

Medical Student Sunday Interview with Daily Medicine

The following interview was originally published on Daily Medicine, a blog full of quotes, ideas, lists, and general knowledge. Check it out for your daily dose of medicine! In the first “Medical Student Sunday” of 2016, Daily Medicine Blog welcomes fourth year medical school student Marc Katz! Many of you have asked me for […]

The Day To Day Schedule of a Third Year
Clinical Rotations / Medical School

The Day To Day Schedule of a Third Year

An incoming first year medical student asked me, “what is the day to day schedule like in medical school?” To begin with, I want to differentiate the two halves of your medical school education. The first half is spent in the classroom and the second half is spent in clinical rotations. In […]

How to Study for the Psych Clerkship Exam
Clinical Rotations / Medical School

How to Study for the Psych Clerkship Exam

Psych is generally regarded as the easiest of all the shelf exams. That doesn’t make studying for it any easier. Here’s how I approached it and what I would have done differently: Overview: There is always overlap when it comes to clerkship exam content. On the psychiatry shelf you will […]

Test Taking Strategies: how to maximize your score
Medical School / Studying

Test Taking Strategies: how to maximize your score

Your USMLE step 1 and step 2 scores are the most important pieces of information in your residency application. However, acing your board exams isn’t just about knowing the science but also about having strong test taking skills. At the end of the day, your score is a combination of how smart you are […]

OB/GYN: What To Expect
Clinical Rotations / Medical School / Uncategorized

OB/GYN: What To Expect

“I’m starting my third year with OB/GYN. Do you have any tips or tricks for that particular rotation? Anything I should expect working with those attendings? Or anything the attending like or expect from us? Just anything that could help before starting.” Short answer: Expect vaginas, babies, long hours, and […]

Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients
Medical School

Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients

I’m thankful that my first rotation was family medicine out in Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is a small town halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Everything moves a little slower out there compared to what I’m used to in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Similarly, my family medicine rotation as a whole was slower […]

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