Tag: medical school

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Embracing Medical Career Transitions

Embracing Medical Career Transitions

Our lives are often divided into chapters, delineated by specific transition points. Much like blood flowing through our circulatory system, the t [...]
Top Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2022

Top Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2022

There’s no way around it, medical school is expensive and unfortunately for medical students, the costs have been increasing over the past several [...]
Study Tips for Medical School and Beyond

Study Tips for Medical School and Beyond

Studying for your calculus exam or the MCAT is a very different experience than studying for your medical school exams, Shelf exams, and Steps. Th [...]
Time Management and Staying Sane in Residency

Time Management and Staying Sane in Residency

5:00 a.m. wake up. Commute. Admission. Two cups of coffee. Discharge before noon. Skipped lunch. Rapid response. Another admission. Another coffee [...]
Discussing Non-Traditional Traits When Applying to Medical School

Discussing Non-Traditional Traits When Applying to Medical School

When we apply to medical school, in addition to touting our science GPAs and MCAT scores, we often discuss our “extracurriculars” with flowery lan [...]
Body Snatching: The Creepy and Scary History of Cadavers

Body Snatching: The Creepy and Scary History of Cadavers

It is considered a rite of passage for medical school students to learn anatomy by dissecting a cadaver. While some medical schools are taking a d [...]
The Fine Art of Calling a Consult

The Fine Art of Calling a Consult

You are just about to wrap up rounds, your feet hurt, your to-do list is longer than your CVS receipt and your N-95 has kept you from getting in t [...]
Robotic Surgery: The Future of Healthcare

Robotic Surgery: The Future of Healthcare

We received hundreds of submissions for the 2021 BoardVitals Medical School Scholarship. Applicants were asked to answer the question "In what fie [...]
The Future of Anti-Aging Research

The Future of Anti-Aging Research

We received hundreds of submissions for the 2021 BoardVitals Medical School Scholarship. Applicants were asked to answer the question "In what fie [...]
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 [...]
Top Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2021

Top Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2021

There’s no way around it, medical school is expensive and unfortunately for medical students, the costs have been increasing over the past several yea [...]
What to Do if You Fail the USMLE® Step 1

What to Do if You Fail the USMLE® Step 1

While it may be disappointing to fail the USMLE® Step 1, the good news is that you are not alone. Failing the exam does not mean you won’t match i [...]
Failed Your Board Exam? Use BoardVitals As a Remedial Tool

Failed Your Board Exam? Use BoardVitals As a Remedial Tool

Failing to pass your board exam is stressful, scary, and discouraging. While you may feel disheartened at your test results, you are not alone. Ma [...]
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, [...]
How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

The further you get into your medical school journey, the higher the pressure gets for you to decide what specialty best fits you as an individual [...]
Coping with Coronavirus Medical Board Exam Cancellation Stress

Coping with Coronavirus Medical Board Exam Cancellation Stress

You’ve spent months preparing for your board exam. You’ve gone through countless practice questions and spent hours studying in anticipation of yo [...]
Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has left students scrambling, leading to canceled clinicals and closed college campuses. As online distance learning beco [...]
Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Two weeks after my ninth birthday, something was very wrong. My body was shedding pounds on my already skinny frame, I was urinating constantly, a [...]
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 [...]
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