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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 […]

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 […]

Where in Dominica Should I Live?
General / Ross University

Where in Dominica Should I Live?

A new semester is starting at Ross University and that means a whole lot of first semester students need to find somewhere to live. I’m certain that there are other students out there who will tell you differently but I will share with you my advice on where to live […]

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 […]

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