Category: Residency & Fellowship

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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, complete with fireworks, pool time, barbecues, and days at the beach. But for the latest class o [...]
You Didn’t Match into Residency – Now What?

You Didn’t Match into Residency – Now What?

Every year, 4th year medical students wait anxiously for Match Week to find out if they matched into a residency program. This special week is a s [...]
Match Day Celebration Ideas While Social Distancing

Match Day Celebration Ideas While Social Distancing

Match Day this year will look different than any we’ve ever seen before. While COVID-19 vaccinations have begun to bring us back to our normal liv [...]
Insulin & Managing Diabetes During Medical Training

Insulin & Managing Diabetes During Medical Training

November 14th is World Diabetes Day! It is a personally relevant day for me as I am not only an endocrinology fellow but have been living with Typ [...]
22 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

22 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You k [...]
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 [...]
USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Change: Top 5 Concerns from the Medical Community

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Change: Top 5 Concerns from the Medical Community

The January 2022 USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail score-reporting changes have sparked online debates across social media channels such as Twitter, Reddit, [...]
Medical Training in the Time of Coronavirus

Medical Training in the Time of Coronavirus

The world has changed. COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of normalcy worldwide. Medical training during coronavirus has not been spared either. [...]
BoardVitals USMLE® Step 1 Question Bank: New Features and More Questions

BoardVitals USMLE® Step 1 Question Bank: New Features and More Questions

  The BoardVitals USMLE® Step 1 question bank has been updated with new features and more questions to help you feel confident and prepare [...]
USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Changes

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Changes

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licen [...]
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 [...]
3 Tips to Boost Your Income When You’re A Resident

3 Tips to Boost Your Income When You’re A Resident

Feeling underpaid and overworked? Tired of living up to the Millennial stereotype of being riddled with debt? Welcome to residency in 2019. Over t [...]
Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

If you’re staring down a path to becoming a doctor, there are many, probably too many, things to consider. I finished medical school and became a [...]
Gift Ideas to Get For Medical Residents

Gift Ideas to Get For Medical Residents

Buying gifts is never as easy as it seems. Whether it’s a Secret Santa party or buying something for the person you work with all day, every day, [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe to say that no one lau [...]
Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

We all come from different backgrounds. I remember my incoming medical school class at Penn State consisted of a wide range of individuals—some th [...]
Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration comes in many different forms, but for medical residents, it is usually in the shape of a human being who loomed large somewhere in th [...]
Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

We’ve already discussed the differences regarding private practice and academics, but the ultimate question any medical student and resident asks [...]
Documentation & Coding Concepts While in Residency

Documentation & Coding Concepts While in Residency

First and foremost, clinicians should never purposely upcode/downcode, upcharge/downcharge, or falsely code/document when it comes to the renderin [...]
Should (Orthopedic) Residents Consider Pursuing a Fellowship?

Should (Orthopedic) Residents Consider Pursuing a Fellowship?

You hear it all the time, “You should do a fellowship. Everyone does a fellowship.” Most reports estimate more than 90% of orthopedic residents en [...]
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