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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 […]

Spotlight Interview: a pediatric resident who also applied to OB/GYN
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight Interview: a pediatric resident who also applied to OB/GYN

I sat down with Zack Manier, a Ross University School of Medicine graduate from St. Louis, who will be starting the first of his three year pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He is the first interview in a series of blog […]

31 Things Only Ross Students Will Understand
General / Ross University

31 Things Only Ross Students Will Understand

The little things we all encounter that remind you that you went to a Caribbean medical school. 1. Dominica- NOT the Dominican Republic Every time someone asks where you go to school you have to open up Google maps and explain that Dominica is not the same thing as the […]

How To Avoid Spending Vacation on the Toilet- and other useful tidbits
Staying healthy / Travel

How To Avoid Spending Vacation on the Toilet- and other useful tidbits

Before starting residency I traveled to Southeast Asia for two weeks with my best friend. Somehow neither of us managed to get sick…or robbed. Here are my best travel tips to stay healthy while traveling through Thailand, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia.     Only drink bottled water […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Prepare for the Comp
Ross University / Step One- Ross University

How to Prepare for the Comp

Here is how I approached the comp and used it to help prepare me to succeed on step 1 of the USMLE.   It’s just a practice test At the end of the day the comp exam is a practice step 1 exam and nothing more. I took five practice […]

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 […]

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