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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
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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
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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?” […]

Gift Ideas for Someone in Medicine
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Gift Ideas for Someone in Medicine

With the holiday season approaching I wanted to update this blog post with my newest favorite gift ideas for someone in medicine. These are some of my favorite gift ideas for anyone with a loved one going into dentistry, medical school, residency, fellowship training, nursing school, PA school and everything […]

Spotlight interview: from the Caribbean to a categorical surgery residency
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight interview: from the Caribbean to a categorical surgery residency

Today I had the good fortune to interview a close friend who matched into one of the toughest specialties in the medical field. Not only did she match into general surgery but she also earned a categorical position. Here’s her advice on how she did it.     Tell us […]

Palliative Care
Humanism

The Worst Part About Being an Internal Medicine Intern

The only thing I love more than complaining about being a doctor is actually being a doctor. Intern year sucks. There’s no way around it. I wake up at 5:15am to get to the floor at 6:00am and I rarely leave at 5:00pm when my shift is scheduled to end […]

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