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How To Find Research in Medical School and Residency
Medical School / Residency

How To Find Research in Medical School and Residency

One of the most frustrating aspects of medical school and residency is the hidden curriculum. The stuff you kind of just figure out along the way and wish you knew from the beginning. One part of the hidden curriculum of medical school and residency is research. Here are my tips […]

The Difference Between An Intern and a Senior Resident
Opinion

The Difference Between An Intern and a Senior Resident

At my hospital, we call first year residents ‘interns’ and all of the second and third year residents are the ‘senior residents’. It makes it easier for everyone in the hospital when you introduce yourself as ‘the intern’ or ‘the resident’. It set’s different expectations right from the get go. […]

How To Learn More, Faster in Medical School
Resources

How To Learn More, Faster in Medical School

It’s been awhile since I used Picmonic. It was my go to medical school resource when I was a first and second-year med student and was even more valuable while I was studying for USMLE step 1 and step 2 CK.  The more I used it, the more valuable it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Premeds: How To Shadow Like a Boss
Pre-Med

Premeds: How To Shadow Like a Boss

July 1st marks the beginning of intern year for residents but they aren’t the only new faces in the hospital. The summer months are also the perfect time for premed undergrad students to get into the hospital for summer shadowing experiences. Shadowing experience gives premed students valuable clinical experience. Not […]

First Aid, Picmonic, Pathoma
Medical School

My Three Favorite Study Aids That Every Medical Student Should Have

First Aid, Picmonic, and Pathoma- my three favorite and most often used resources in medical school and while studying for USMLE step one

Reflections After Finishing Second Year of Med School
Medical School

Reflections After Finishing Second Year of Med School

As I walked home last night I glanced up at the evening sky of Dominica. Twinkling down at me was what seemed like a surprisingly bright star compared to all the rest. It couldn’t be a plane because planes very rarely fly over this Caribbean island. It seemed stationary so […]

See One, Do One, Teach One
Medical School

See One, Do One, Teach One

I have completed countless dissections in the anatomy lab and have observed even more through videos provided by Ross University. Like any diligent student I have studied anatomy by creating my own drawings, mnemonics, notecards, and through the ever popular rote memorization. This semester as an anatomy TA I have […]

My Work Ethic
Medical School

My Work Ethic

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” –Derek Jeter I needed a break after taking my gastrointestinal & renal block exam. A weekend to relax would be amazing. An opportunity to let the thoughts that […]

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