Balancing Empathy vs. Emotional Detachment with Your Patients

Approximately 5 words were spoken to me by a former resident learner in the first two years of his residency. …

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Ranking Residency Programs

I cannot believe I am writing that residency interview season is already half over! At this point I have met …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Job Shadowing

There is no question that you will want do whatever it takes to secure admission into medical school, right? Despite …

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Residency Interviewing – Securing a Top Rank Position

Congratulations! You have secured a residency interview date and now you must prepare for presenting the most personal and professional …

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Ace Your Medical School Interview

Hooray!!! You’ve been invited to interview at the Medical School you have dreamed about attending forever…..HOW EXCITING! Now that this …

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Tips For Writing Your Medical School Personal Statement

Writing a compelling personal statement is challenging but not impossible. By following a few basic guidelines, you can create an effective essay that shines

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5 Things to Consider Should You Choose to Attend a Foreign Medical School  

The hardest part about medical school is getting in. As healthcare in America continues to evolve, the pathway to becoming a physician has also changed. Those who plan on practicing in the states must still complete a residency in the US, but getting to that point is now harder and more competitive than it was 20 years ago. Some students have elected to go to foreign medical schools to receive their training. Here are 5 things to keep in mind if you decide to pursue your degree in a foreign country but plan on practicing in America.

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Lessons & Advice from Popular Med Student Blogger @DoctorOrBust

"I’ve helped friends fill out their Green Card applications; oddly applying for medical school feels reminiscent to that. There are background checks, character references, fees, and passport like photos to submit, tests, and of course interviews. All of this to gain citizenship to the country called medicine. ..It’s amazing how much your interviewers know about you by the time they invite you. I felt some interviewers probably knew me better than most people I’ve known for years."

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Dream On

So yes, I was the unlikely, the overlooked, and the rejected candidate. But I bared those titles graciously; because it is in them and under them that I found my passion to work with those who face those very same labels each day.

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Lessons & Advice from Popular Med Student Blogger @StudentDrDiva

I wish I knew the sheer volume of information that was going to get thrown at us. What I do in one week I did probably in a year or over a semester in undergrad. You hear the horror stories from medical students all the time and you never really know how difficult and challenging it is until you experience it for yourself.

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