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February 9, 2009

I Don't Want To Be A Doctor Anymore

This is the blog entry that I've been thinking about writing for the past few weeks.  However, I hesitated composing and publishing my thoughts for the world to read.  I was afraid that people would think less of me, and that my friends and family would be very disappointed.  But when I first started writing about my medical school experiences online, I promised that I would publish the good, along with the bad.  So, I think sharing my honest experiences is ultimately the best way to get things off my chest, and perhaps help oth...

Posted By: Kendra Campbell  

February 5, 2009

Role Models and Higher Standards

I'm sure that by now, everyone who stays current with pop culture has heard about Michael Phelps and the infamous photograph of him partying at the University of Southern Carolina. MSNBC reported that

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

February 5, 2009

When Patients Won't Help Themselves

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink."

Like tutus and bread sauce, smoking is one of those things I Just. Don’t. Get. Ok, I get why people do it (kind of) and why it’s so difficult to stop and why it’s bad for ...

Posted By: Lucia Li  

February 2, 2009

Step into my office

Top 10 questions I was asked at residency interviews:

10. What do you do in your spare time?
9. Tell me about your research.
8. Why do you want to be a surgeon?
7. What separates you from all the other applicants / What do you bring to ...

Posted By: Ben Bryner  

February 1, 2009

Interview Footprint

Have you considered the impact that interviewing has on the environment? By this time of year undergraduate and medical students will have logged tens of thousands of miles in air, train and automobile travel in the name of finding th...

Posted By: Thomas Robey  

February 1, 2009

The Best Primary Care Money Can Buy

At one of my last interviews, one of my interviewers brought up this article by Dr. Jerome Groopman.  (Unfortunately it's subscription-only access; if you can't...

Posted By: Ben Bryner  

January 30, 2009

The Humanity of Medicine

I received an email this week regarding an essay contest. The first place winner would receive $1000 and the top three essays would be published in the AAMC's Academic Medicine. (This is the

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

January 27, 2009

The Blog Made Me Do It!

I remember years ago when I was contemplating taking the plunge and applying to medical school. For some people, going to med school might have been an easy decision. For me, it was definitely not. I know at some point I started reading

Posted By: Kendra Campbell  

January 26, 2009

Making My Residency Rank List

I am finally done with interviews. I know that's basically all I've been talking about on this blog and I apologize, but it's actually much worse for those people who are forced to actually talk to me in person or on the phone. While interviews were all-consuming...

Posted By: Ben Bryner  

January 26, 2009

Lifelong Learning

One of the things medical schools hope to develop in their students is a commitment to lifelong learning -- at least that's what I have been told. It all seems kind of daunting. We never get to stop? I mean, as interesting as something is, I wonder if I ...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

 
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