Category Archives: Medical School

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Figure 1 App Review

It’s been a long time since I reviewed an app, but the one that I have been meaning to for the last year has been called Figure 1. (Free) To sum it up succinctly, it’s Instagram for medical doctors. Created by Dr. Joshua Landy, a critical care doctor, it’s a mobile platform that

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Writing Well Counts

Please excuse my lack of writing. I have been studying for my upcoming MCCQE Part II exam – the second part for our Canadian general medical license. However, this time each year, I still take some time out to help friends and acquaintances with medical school applications. Although I no

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Studying In Medical School – A Timely Analysis

Today’s guest post comes from Ryan Nguyen, an osteopathic medical student who blogs at WhiteCoatDO. You can also connect with him on twitter via @RNguyenMed.  “So how much do you really study?” My non-medical friends often wonder where I’ve disappeared to for the past year, they’re fascinated by the idea that

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App Review – Journal Club

I am always in search of good smartphone apps and I just had a chance to review the Journal Club app which aims to bring summaries of the most important medical studies to your fingertips. If there’s one thing that’s harder to remember than medical eponyms, it would be naming

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Deciding on a CaRMS Residency Rank List

I have been chatting with some friends who are going through CaRMS residency match. They’ve finished interviewing at various programs and now they are in the process of coming up with a Rank List. In short, your rank list is the order of programs where you would like to do

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Taking Ownership of Your Patients

In many ways, residency is not too different clerkship. You rotate through different specialties, you try to learn how to take care of patients from your teachers. Sometimes, I feel like I knew more medical knowledge when I was a medical student than I do now. During clerkship, I saw

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Book Review

Readers of this blog may know that I am a long-time reader of the Study Hacks blog by Cal Newport. In fact, a lot of Cal’s posts and books are very insightful and have changed how I approach studying. I would like to think I am a more efficient and

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How to Excel and be a Superstar During Your Clerkship Electives

It’s that time of the year when medical students across the country are doing “audition” medical electives. I still remember my medical electives and how I tried to make a good impression and get a great reference letter. Elective time can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. With

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LMCC MCCQE Part I Scores

I usually don’t like sharing my exam results but I thought my MCCQE Part I results were really interesting and worth sharing. To understand how the Medical Council of Canada scores Part I, you should take a look at their Scoring FAQ. Overall, I am very happy with my results.

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The Successful Match – Book Review

I finally had the time to review The Successful Match – 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match by Dr. Samir P. Desai and Dr. Rajani Katta. One of the biggest stressors of medical school is deciding on a specialty and matching to a residency. If you thought the