7/2/2018-7/8/2018

Week one done! I have no idea what I'm doing AT ALL. What happened to all that fourth year experience? I feel like if you come out of the Match successful you feel almost ready? Maybe it's more a feeling of finality and wanting to move on but then 3-4 month go by where you're... Continue Reading →

6/25/2018 – 7/1/2018

The plan is once a week I do a reflection on being a resident and my life and all that jazz because my memory is kinda sucky and I want to remember everything. Because my life has been a r i d e. But lets jump into this week. Orientation. Some places have orientation for... Continue Reading →

Emergency Room Night Shift Gothic

Gothic of the Medical Student You enter through the front as per usual. 20 pairs of eyes in the waiting room see into your soul. They demand retribution. There is nowhere to run. The ER doc tells you to see the patient in room 4. There is no room 4. There has never been a... Continue Reading →

Personal Statement: Building Your Essay

In my last personal statement post I went over getting started, but it was just that. A start. In this next installment, we’re going to get to the meat of the situation and how to build up your personal statement. By adding some body. It’s what we’re here for. Know how long your statement should... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Long Exams

What does anyone learn about anyone else by making them take a test for more than 4 hours? It may be a secret of the universe why burning out our brains equals aptitude but most of us have had to suffer through at least one of these like the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT,... Continue Reading →

Out of Context Medical School Quotes

Oh medical students. How our reputations supersede us. Lately, I’ve seen a ton of people romanticizing being in medical school or some variation thereof. We’ve been forgotten as the very human, often ridiculous people who are just trying to survive in a high stakes, high pressure world. I’ve written out quotes I that I still... Continue Reading →

The Traveling Interview

Interview season is upon us. It’s a confusing time not for the actual event itself but the whole getting there effectively and efficiently. In most careers, you might go on 3 or 4 interviews at a time before getting an offer or finding a place you think will work well until you’re ready to move... Continue Reading →

The Personal Statement: Getting Started

Ah the personal statement. What’s better than having to write out the hows and whys of your thought processes, ambitions and goals all while making yourself seem highly likeable and engaging all within a few paragraphs? If you answered “I’d rather put my hands in boiling water” or something with a similar, dramatic feel then... Continue Reading →

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