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).
Category: Medical School
After your medical school interview, you thanked all the interviewers, the residents, the administrators for their time, etc. So why is it important to consider the thank you letter?
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.
If you are a current medical student or a pre-medical student hoping to matriculate into one, you have likely heard how intense medical school gets. I won’t lie to you. It is definitely true that the first two years of medical school are some of the most challenging years of my life. Between the endless […]
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.
Historically, STEP 1 has been regarded as one of the most important factors that program directors consider when examining your residency application. However, this might change as the exam becomes pass/fail. Regardless if scores are reported, STEP 1 is still an important exam to pass.
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 […]
So now that you’ve followed the timeline in order to gain admission to podiatry School, it’s time to start thinking about what the next two years of your life will be like. Podiatry school will be one of the best times of your life, but it will also be just as difficult. In the end, […]
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.
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. […]