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December 15, 2023

Step, Shelf, COMLEX, USMLE, EOR — we get it: you wanna pass the test. It’s a tightrope to walk. Of course, you want to...

Dr. Kat's Declassified Holiday Survival Guide - Med School Edition
December 12, 2023

Hey there, medical students! The holidays are upon us, and while most people are decking the halls and sipping on hot...

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May 16, 2023

Preparing a personal statement for residency applications is a tricky matter for many medical students. Students often...

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May 5, 2023

We are committed to making an impact on the world of medicine.

August 9, 2022

A good friend once told Detrioit’s Cedric Mutebi that “our bodies see inequities before our minds do.” The words...

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March 24, 2022

Marie Elwood remembers the night before her med school pulmonology and gas exchange test well. It was spent sleepless...

August 6, 2021

Every doctor has been through the exhaustion of intern year. Now it’s our turn. The thing is, when you’re in your final...

May 29, 2021

Sometimes it is hard to know whether time anchors you to a place, or whether it’s the other way around. Six years ago,...

May 18, 2021

The nutritional claims we see reported in popular media often seem contradictory. We learn that coffee is bad for you....

March 25, 2021

Until last week, Muhammad Qureshi’s dream of becoming a practising American doctor was on track. An American...

November 13, 2020

For Chris McNeil, there has always been the sound of a low rumbling on the horizon. Growing up in Lawton, Oklahoma, it...

October 15, 2020

A couple of years ago, two med students—and roommates—at the University of California, Irvine starting coming back from...

October 12, 2020

Though most students have a general idea of how their medical school journey may unfold, it is virtually impossible to...

October 8, 2020

In race car driving, running or any other sport where sustained energy is required, a simple philosophy underpins any,...

July 24, 2020

Six years ago, Alexandra Kamieniecki’s Olympic dreams were in tatters. A former Polish figure skating national...

July 21, 2020

Those who enter medical school are rarely in any doubt.

June 26, 2020

Like tens of thousands of his fellow Philadelphians, Carl Black took to the streets of his hometown following the...

June 24, 2020

Last week, in the wake of global Black Lives Matter protests brought on by the killing of George Floyd, we committed to...

June 4, 2020

Morning reports teach and reinforce clinical reasoning skills for your residents, interns and students. Often occurring...

February 11, 2020

Your health is their health. Medical professionals spend so much time trying to keep their patients healthy that it’s...

January 9, 2020

Keeping that spark. Keeping a New Year’s resolution is a challenge for anyone. Studies show that 80% of people who make...

December 16, 2019

Death isn’t something med students like to think of, but the truth is that it comes with the job.

October 25, 2019

For healthcare professionals across all levels, work is more than a career—it’s a calling. But even turning your...

August 28, 2019

Clinical rotations can be an exciting time for medical students, but they can also be among the most stressful...

July 1, 2019

What’s it like? Many people wonder what it’s like to be an intern and how to succeed during your first year as a...

April 16, 2019

The interval between fourth-year residency applications and the first day of orientation the following July is a...

February 12, 2019

With applications and interviews now behind you, it’s time to submit your Rank Order List (ROL). You’re in a good place...

December 14, 2018

Research demonstrates resident doctors are among the most sleep-deprived people in North America, and they often have...

October 15, 2018

1. Set aside time to study for a little bit each day This is probably the most important tip on this list. Time...

August 2, 2018

Studying is essential to anyone going through medical school, rotations, or residency. While it’s not the most...

May 31, 2018

Have you recently had a particularly long day of work that just never seemed to end? We’ve all been there. Maybe you...

March 8, 2018

A lot of people take being professional for granted, and a lot of it is obvious… once it’s obvious. But planning and...

February 20, 2018

Finding out you’ve failed Step 2 CK is a downer, to say the very least. There’s no easy way to put it. You probably...

February 13, 2018

So you got accepted into medical school. You’re smart and hard-working, of course. Until med school, you always found...

February 8, 2018

So you’ve taken and passed your Step 1 boards. Now what? Not only do you get to start studying for Step 2, say goodbye...

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January 30, 2018

There’s something quite wonderful about getting through a heavy pile of flashcards—it’s almost as if you’ve just...

January 17, 2018

Studying for the USMLE is a lot like getting ready to run a marathon. Not only is pacing essential to build endurance,...

January 12, 2018

Finding the perfect resources that best prepare you for the USMLE Step 2 and 3 can be challenging. There are endless...

January 3, 2018

Mental health in medical school is no joke, and the truth of this becomes all the more apparent once you begin your...

December 14, 2017

Picture this: you just got home from a long day at the hospital, take off your scrubs, microwave some dinner, and...

December 7, 2017

“Test, exam, board, step”—these words tend to make a medical student’s hands get clammy, mouth get dry, heart beat...

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