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Is Emergency Medicine Anything Like TV Shows (Grey’s, House, Etc)?

Is Emergency Medicine Anything Like TV Shows (Grey’s, House, Etc)?

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 […]

4 Reasons Why Burnout In Emergency Medicine is So High

4 Reasons Why Burnout In Emergency Medicine is So High

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 […]

How Long It Take To Become a Doctor (For Every Specialty)

How Long It Take To Become a Doctor (For Every Specialty)

So you want to be a doctor? Watching enough Grey’s Anatomy or House can get you hyped to become a doctor. It seems scrubs and white coats have never been more attractive. But before you can be on the floor running to coding patients, you have to slough through years of training, practicing on cadavers […]

Do Caribbean Schools Have Lower Residency Match Rates?

Do Caribbean Schools Have Lower Residency Match Rates?

It’s no secret that U.S. medical schools are extremely competitive to get into. In fact, it gets harder every year.  For this reason, premedical students might consider other options, such as Caribbean medical schools. These schools seem to guarantee a route for people who want to pursue their dream of becoming a doctor.

Income of Doctors by Specialty (With Length of Residency/Fellowship)

Income of Doctors by Specialty (With Length of Residency/Fellowship)

Income for doctors vary widely by region and specialty. In this post, we have sorted out the average income of doctors by their specialty/subspecialty and have also included how much training is needed. This information will be updated yearly and is collected from AAMC. The salary numbers are as of 2020.

6 Tips on Crafting Your Residency Personal Statement

6 Tips on Crafting Your Residency Personal Statement

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 […]

What Is It Like to Be a Podiatrist

What Is It Like to Be a Podiatrist

Becoming a podiatrist is a journey, not a destination. While every podiatrist will take the same fundamental steps to earn the Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine and complete residency, everyone’s path will be a little different. But in this article, we will attempt to illustrate what it is like to be a podiatrist, including what a typical […]

How To Become a Podiatrist

How To Become a Podiatrist

In order to become a podiatrist, you must first complete a minimum of three years or 90 semester hours of college credit at an accredited institution. Over 97% of the students who enter podiatry school have a bachelor’s degree. Each of the nine podiatric medical schools requires an applicant to complete their prerequisite courses.

Should I Go Into Emergency Medicine: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Should I Go Into Emergency Medicine: Weighing the Pros and Cons

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. […]

Med School Versus Podiatry School: Comparing The Two Career Options With Data

Med School Versus Podiatry School: Comparing The Two Career Options With Data

The field of medicine is filled with surgical subspecialties. Neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and vascular surgery are just a few examples of the surgical fields you can specialize in after medical school. These residences require 5-7 years of residency training to complete. But did you know that there is another surgical field that does not require […]

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