Residency

What I Keep In My White Coat (mostly snacks and an iPhone charger)
Residency

What I Keep In My White Coat (mostly snacks and an iPhone charger)

I’ve written a lot about the philosophy behind surviving and thriving in residency. Which is great and all but it doesn’t help you when you forgot to charge your phone last night and you’re already operating at 20% battery. Here’s what I use on a day-to-day basis as an internal […]

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 […]

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 […]

What I Learned During My First Week of Residency
Residency

What I Learned During My First Week of Residency

In the United States July 1st marks the start date for the majority of residency programs. My residency program however starts one week early, a trend that many are adopting. It gives us one ‘extra’ week of vacation prior to the start of our second year of residency. So for all […]

The Residency Interview- like dating, but worse!
Residency / The Interview

The Residency Interview- like dating, but worse!

Residency interviews are like a series of first dates only worse. Unfortunately, you can’t have your friend call you to bail you out because you’re not enjoying yourself. You have to sit through each powerpoint presentation on why each residency program is far superior to all the rest and pretend like you […]

Applying for Internal Medicine Residency by the Numbers
Residency / The Application

Applying for Internal Medicine Residency by the Numbers

Interview seasons is stressful and expensive. I hope that with this info-graphic that medical students will be able to have a rough estimate of how much it costs to apply to residency and where they can save some money. Additionally, the timing of my interview invitations and rejections give a […]

Categorical vs Preliminary
Residency / The Application

Categorical vs Preliminary

After med school comes residency where young doctors learn how to actually be doctors. But not all residencies are the same. In general, there are two types of residencies that students can apply for, ‘categorical’ and ‘preliminary’ positions. Categorical spots offer full residency training for their specific field of choice […]

What is ‘The Match’?
Residency / The Application

What is ‘The Match’?

Are you in medical school? Sick and tired of explaining the process of step exams, clinical rotations, the interview process, and the dreaded match algorithm to your friends and family? Send them this post before you go home for the holidays and hopefully everyone will have a better idea as […]

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