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My Favorite Medical Books for Leisure
Medicine / Uncategorized

My Favorite Medical Books for Leisure

These are some of my favorite medicine related books to read for leisure. A lot of Atul Gawande…okay it’s mostly Atul Gawande. But also a biography of cancer, what happens when a young doctor is diagnosed with cancer, and a little bit of philosophy. Great finds for anyone in or outside […]

Spotlight Interview: a family medicine resident who failed step 1
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight Interview: a family medicine resident who failed step 1

Emily Chan is a Ross University graduate who successfully matched into her top choice residency program. However, it wasn’t an easy route to residency. As a Canadian citizen she could only apply to programs that would sponsor her visa. Oh and she also failed USMLE step 1. Here’s her story. […]

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 […]

Spotlight Interview: matching in Canada from a Caribbean medical school
The Match: Spotlight Series

Spotlight Interview: matching in Canada from a Caribbean medical school

Dana is a Ross University School of Medicine graduate from Toronto. She went through both the US and Canadian matches and successfully matched into her top choice Canadian program. I interviewed Dana about her experience going through the match and the difficulties she encountered along the way. Here’s what she […]

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 […]

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