Category: Career

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 […]

How Much Do Doctors Make in An Hour (Breakdown By Specialty)

How Much Do Doctors Make in An Hour (Breakdown By Specialty)

Introduction Physicians and surgeons are healthcare providers who can examine patients, diagnose diseases, and treat them. Compared to other healthcare professionals, doctors undergo the longest and most difficult training. They also have duties that extend beyond the clinic, such as administration or research. For these reasons, physicians are well-respected and revered for the value that […]

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

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

A physician assistant (PA) is a healthcare collaborator who can diagnose, treat, and manage patients as part of a healthcare team. With the unmet need for health care providers in the United States, PAs are set to play a valuable role in the healthcare system. As such, PA school is a popular alternative for people […]

Most Rewarding & Challenging Parts of Being a Doctor

Most Rewarding & Challenging Parts of Being a Doctor

Medscape conducted a survey that included 19,328 responding physicians from 30+ specialties. The survey findings were included in their Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2019. Although the report was mostly about compensation and salary, there was also some insight on job satisfaction. The large dataset gave us valuable data on the rewards and challenges of being a […]