Category Archives: Books

writingwell

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

successful match

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

success on the wards

Success on the Wards – Book Review

Success on the Wards – 250 Rules for Clerkship Success (Amazon) is easily the best book I have read on how to succeed in clerkship. It is comprehensive, thorough and jam-packed with valuable information. Dr. Desair and Dr. Katta provide an all encompassing look into what clerkship is really like. A

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Cal Newport Book Reviews

Since a majority of my readers are undergraduate students, today I will review two books that I think are extremely useful for anyone currently in college or university. Both books are written by Cal Newport an academic faculty who is an expert on student success. I frequently read his blog

Doing-Right

Does “Doing Right” Prepare You for Medical School Interviews? – Book Review

Without a doubt, you will be asked ethic questions during your medical school and residency interviews. Schools want to see that you have a basic understanding of the many ethical decisions faced in medicine. A popular resource many medical students swear by and recommend is “Doing Right” by Dr. Philip

finance

Poor MD – What Every Medical Student and Resident Should Know About Finances

Today I want to do a quick review of an PoorMD‘s eBook  titled First Aid for Personal Finance: What Every Medical Student and Resident Should Know The best thing about this book is it only costs $0.99 and hopefully the small price you pay will pay for itself in with

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Clerkship Pearls – Introduction

Starting this week, I’m going to start a short series of posts of clerkship tips and advice. It won’t be anything too ground breaking but instead be a collection of advice I have gotten in this past year that has really helped me in all my rotations. With a brand

Surgeon Conducts Operation on Gunshot Casualty in Afghanistan

15 Things About Surgery

15 quick thoughts from my Surgery rotation 5 Good Things You can Make a Difference – You (surgery) are the intervention. A chance to cut is a chance to cure. You can heal with cold steel. Operations can make a big difference in patient’s lives immediately. No Need to Dress

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The Rules of Surgery

There are some basic commandments that have been passed down to every surgical staff, resident and student. Eat when you can eat Sleep when you can sleep Read when you can read Shit when you can shit Go home when you can go home Don’t stand when you can sit

CASE FILES INTERNAL MEDICINE

Case Files Internal Medicine

As some of you may know, I’m hoping to apply to a Internal Medicine residency for Carms next year. I have several electives all lined up in various specialties and different schools. To prepare, I’ve been going over several resources and I would just like to do a quick review