Category: Career

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Your Guide to Fellowship Interviews

Your Guide to Fellowship Interviews

As I wrap up my final year as an internal medicine resident, I’ve looked ahead to the next steps in my career – fellowship. For the past month, I [...]
9 Things You Must Know Before Taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam

9 Things You Must Know Before Taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam

The United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1, commonly called “the Boards,” is a standardized test that assesses a medical student’s ab [...]
Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

As the weather cools, the pumpkins and skeletons emerge from their storage boxes, death becomes a regular topic of discussion. But we wanted to learn [...]
Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

The Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam, also known as the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical exam, is designed to evaluate your performance at the en [...]
Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

You've earned a high GPA and you've hit your target scores on the MCAT. The medical school of your dreams should be almost a guarantee, right? But [...]
Choose the Right Online Test Banks for Your Goals

Choose the Right Online Test Banks for Your Goals

We all learn in different ways. Whether you prefer visual aids, or you excel with auditory lessons, it is important to play to your strengths duri [...]
Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

We're celebrating International Pathology Day by sharing this interview with board-certified Pathologist, Dr. Charu Subramony. Dr. Subramony has bee [...]
The History of White Nurse Uniforms

The History of White Nurse Uniforms

Nurses uniforms have been slaves to fashion for centuries. It began with Florence Nightingale’s nurses - the first to wear uniforms - and continue [...]
How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

Discussions about end of life are some of the most difficult to hold with a patient and his or her family. Some clinicians report that they never [...]
Top 10 Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2020

Top 10 Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2020

There’s no way around it, medical school is expensive and unfortunately for medical students, the costs have been increasing over the past several [...]
The Benefits of Group Studying

The Benefits of Group Studying

There can be many pros and cons of studying alone vs. in a group setting. Discovering your preferred method, along with healthy study habits and t [...]
Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

With all the regulations and documentation and cultural requirements you have to absorb into your daily practice, changing the language you use to [...]
6 Geriatric Medicine Board Review Questions to Try

6 Geriatric Medicine Board Review Questions to Try

Think you’re ready for the Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam? Try your hand at six Geriatric Medicine board review questions from the BoardVit [...]
Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Despite the fact that mental illness is talked about more openly than in decades past, and in some corners, its stigma is being reduced, many rema [...]
Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

For a lot of people, July is the start of summer. The start of pool time, barbecues with friends, but for Medical Interns, it's time to get to wor [...]
Nurses: Unwritten Rules for Dating Physicians and Patients

Nurses: Unwritten Rules for Dating Physicians and Patients

Given the long hours spent on the job, sooner or later there is bound to be a love interest. Depending upon your point of view, this may be a bene [...]
Preventive Measures to Make a Hangover More Manageable

Preventive Measures to Make a Hangover More Manageable

Independence Day is usually filled with grilling, watching fireworks and for some, drinking a healthy amount of alcohol. Check out our preventive [...]
Disclosing Personal Mental Illness as a Nurse

Disclosing Personal Mental Illness as a Nurse

In online forums and chat rooms, nurses are asking if they have to disclose mental health issues on job applications. The wording varies by state [...]
How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

Even though I acknowledge that grades and tests don't always correlate appropriately with the quality of health care a student will go on to provi [...]
5 Certified Nurse Midwife Exam Prep Questions You Need to Know

5 Certified Nurse Midwife Exam Prep Questions You Need to Know

Congratulations on earning your degree in nurse midwifery. Now the only thing standing between you and becoming a certified nurse-midwife is the A [...]
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