Staying Fit and Healthy During Your Grueling Residency Wellness is the trendiest of terms right now, and it has been such a cultural focus. Going through medical school and residency can certainly be taxing. There are numerous times where I have let my personal wellbeing take a backseat to my career responsibilities.
One of the biggest questions I get from medical students is what it’s a typical day like as a resident? The stereotype of a resident schedule is the neverending, long hours that basically imprison you in the hospital.
Fact vs Fiction – How medical TV dramas fare in imitating the reality of everyday life at the hospital. Despite the long hours I spend at the hospital as an emergency medicine resident, I am still guilty of getting sucked into a good medical drama. One of the biggest questions I get is whether the […]
Feeling the Burn – Why burnout in the field of emergency medicine is high According to an article in Annals of Emergency Medicine, emergency medicine physicians are three times more likely to experience burnout than the average physician. Over 7,000 physicians from over two dozen specialties across the United States were surveyed, and there was […]
Recently, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has made a significant change that has been pondered for years – the permanent cancellation of Step 2 – Clinical Skills (CS).
After submission of your medical school application through AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service), you will be offered the invitation to interview. It is recommended to apply to a wide breadth of schools throughout the country, as the medical school application process is often a mystery.
As Step 1 has been demoted to a pass/fail exam, your 3rd/4th-year rotation evaluations (MSPE) have gained traction as a leading factor in how you perform in the match. Most rotations last one month, and depending on the specialty, there’s a possibility that you may only get that one month to make a lasting impression.
The fourth year of medical school. You gave it your all – in your classes, your boards, and your exams. Your fate is pretty much set, but there’s one more part of the puzzle that can make or break the application. It is the dreaded personal statement. Often the cause of grunts, groans, and the center of […]
Emergency medicine is one of the sexiest specialties medicine has to offer. The fast-paced, ever-changing environment means there’s always a certain degree of catastrophe, making it an excellent backdrop for all of the drama we know and love on medical shows. Television and reality don’t always agree, and it is no different in this case. […]
If medicine is something you’re contemplating in your future, there are so many things to think about to ensure your resume and grades are pristine when medical school applications come along. Getting into medicine is extremely competitive so if it is something you are serious about, then getting ready for it during college is of […]