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Winning the War Against Anxiety

Hey everyone-it’s been a spell. I’m glad to be writing again. Guys-I have anxiety. No, I don’t fit the diagnostic ...
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Single Greatest Piece of Advice for First Year Med Students…

On my first day of medical school, I entered the classroom full of confidence... I had this internal plan of ...
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Develop Resiliency: A How-to Guide

What is resiliency? Medical schools say they desire this in candidates and in response applicants strive to demonstrate this quality ...
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How To Do Well In Medical School – 3 Reasons Why You Need A Daily Task List

Medical school is chaotic. You are balancing school itself, the extracurriculars helping to propel you towards a residency, maintaining the ...
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Why Most Medical Students and Doctors are Hypocrites (And How We Can Change)

Social Histories If you were to sit in on any routine doctor’s visit, you are bound to hear a few ...
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Medical School Side Hustles: Are You Up for the Challenge?

By Bryan Miles Medical school is expensive, especially private institutions. Obviously, your first priority is school and building your resume, ...
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More than Medicine

Medicine is NOT the most important thing. There, I said it. You see, I struggled a bit with finding the ...
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Finding Your Focal Point(s)

The modern world is ripe with opportunity, however, pursuing every bit of it can leave you stretched too thin. This ...
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7 Lifehacks To Make  Pre-Med and Medical Schoool Life Easier

Hello nerds and nerdettes, I’m here today to give you 9 lifehacks that will make your years and a pre-med ...
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My USMLE Step 1 Study Strategy

I've been busy traveling for residency interviews, but I figured I should take some time to talk about my own ...
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Anki – Guide to Efficient Studying

When you start medical school, they tell you to work hard. You say to yourself, “Duh!” Then they tell you ...
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​Resolution – Setting Goals in Medical School

Well, it’s nine days since we dropped the bell, rang the gong, and stayed up way past my bedtime to ...
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Should You Consider Primary Care?

As the growing burden of medical education increases, many ask the question, can I still be a primary care doc? ...
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4 Secrets for a Successful Career after Medical School

Dear students: ​ Please go to medical school, finish medical school and become a doctor. This is a personal request ...
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​9 Gift Ideas for Medical Students

Happy Christmas-hannuka-kwanza-ramadan everyone! And if you’re just glad to be able to air your grievances and achieve some feats of ...
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We Will Keep on Fighting

During my second year of medical school, a doctor asked a group of us to write down a few qualities ...
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What Next? Finding Power in Powerlessness

​Wednesday, November 9th was a strange day. As I passed a tree on my way to class that morning, I ...
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Because I Never Had To: 12 Study Tips for Struggling Medical Students

If you’re anything like me, then school has always come easily to you. Sure, there might have been hiccups in ...
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Millions of Little Miracles

I am not, by my nature, a particularly gracious person. Now this is likely the result of a lot of ...
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Medical School Survival Tools

“How’s medical school?” This simple question is often one of the first asked in conversations with family and friends. Some ...
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Always Be Kind

Medicine is a unique, unparalleled window into a patient’s life. It is easy to lose sight of this amidst the ...
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How: Living a Life that Matters

As I punch away at these keys digesting, all that I’ve learned at the Global Missions Health Conference last weekend, ...
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Why Not Watching Enough College Basketball is my Greatest Regret

I made it through the rigors of pre-med. I made it through (almost all of) med school, with a few ...
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The Pharmacologist (with apologies to Edgar Allan Poe)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of receptor ...
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American Healthcare: A Problem of Lilliputian Proportions

If 2016 demonstrates anything, it demonstrates that the politicking in America has entered a post-policy era. It's Who's Line is ...
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A Noble Purpo$e

As a 2nd year medical student, I often feel that I am expected to give too much of myself, delaying ...
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For Every Action…

Common knowledge states that for every action, there is a reaction. However, this overlooks a very important intermediate. Something that ...
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Uncertainty

Does not pick favorites Does not discriminate He chooses us all And coats us with fear Fear of the unknown ...
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First, Do No Harm

Few can say they are as determined or resilient as medical students. The gumption and grit we've demonstrated up until ...
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