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July 6, 2014

Resources for 3rd year rotations

I’m in the depths of my Step 2 studying right now and reviewing the things that I learned (or didn’t learn). As I work my way through the material, I happened along a few resources that I found to be useful during this past year. I hope you guys find this helpful! 

Intro to radiology

This site has lots of interactive tutorials that guide you step-by-step on how to read an image. I wish I had used this resource earlier!

Practice questions for Ob/Gyn</a...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

July 2, 2014

Third Year, Here We Come!

The third year of medical school is around the corner and anxious medical students abound. We have 2 weeks of a course called “Clinical Foundations” in which we are reviewing several important topics relevant to the wards, including how the healthcare team works, what ...

Posted By: Abraar Karan  

July 1, 2014

13 Things Residency Directors Expect

The AAMC recently published a new document, Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency, in response to concerns from residency directors that new interns ofte...

Posted By: Bryce Krishna Cragg  

July 1, 2014

Medicine vs 'The Law'

At one point in my life, I thought I was going to law school. I watched Law and Order, In the Heat of the Night, and more. My current favorite show is Suits (I can't decide who to root for this season). Now that I'm on the other side, it's hard not to notice medicine's Caesar-Brut...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

June 29, 2014

Getting Mixed Messages About Third Year

I promised myself I'd write a blog before tomorrow at 9AM, when my third year of medical school officially begins. This past week we had orientation, and I don't want to forget how I felt before transitioning to the clinical years of training. My first rotation is pediat...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

June 29, 2014

Ambassadors of medicine

Have you ever thought of yourself as an ambassador of medicine? It’s a strange thing to think but I believe it’s something worth a few minutes of your time. As we increasingly add to our fund of knowledge, we become more adept at jumping back and forth between cli...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

June 25, 2014

Hard Lessons

"I guess it's one of those hard lessons I will never quite learn, " he said, his face more gaunt than I've ever seen before. He talked of how she took care of him when he was a boy. He'd spent many holidays at her house growing up. She was almost a second mother to him.

H...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

June 25, 2014

Calling All Potential Bloggers

Do you think you'd make a good addition to this team of student bloggers? If you'd like to be considered, please send 2 sample blog entries (what you'd write if chosen) along with a headshot and a paragraph about yourself, your level and place of training, to: cwiebe@medscape.net. (Here's a tip for being chosen: don't try too hard -- the best bloggers ar...

Posted By: Christine Wiebe  

June 25, 2014

Different Borders, Same Family

In an effort to remain somewhat of a normal human being duringStep 1 studying, I've taken to several tactics. First, of course, is staying social: studying with a group of friends who stayed in Israel and iMessaging mnemonics with those who went back to the States to study. (This ...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

June 22, 2014

Attempted Suicide on the Psych Ward

On my last day of psychiatry, a patient attempted suicide. The day had started out pretty slow. Many of our patients had been discharged and left looking far better than how they originally presented. Patient M, who was discharged just days earlier, was a readmission. He was ...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

 
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