Category Archives: Residency

Your Attention is More Important Than Your Time

May I have your attention please! In a world abundant of information and distractions, time is no longer your most precious resource, your attention is. How we manage our time and attention is something I have put a lot of thought into. As students, we have a finite amount of

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

A Smorgasbord of CaRMS Tour Advice

A smorgasbord is a type of Scandinavian meal with multiple dishes of various foods. In English, it often refers to a large heterogeneous collection of diverse items. During my CaRMS tour, I got a lot of useful advice from residents and other students. Each fact on its own would not

Match Day

This is it! Today is Match Day. Perhaps the most nerve wracking day of medical school. The day I find out where I will be for the next few years and which residency program has accepted me (or not). Surprisingly, I’m not that nervous. Considering there was nothing I could

The Number One Question I Got Asked at Every Interview

When I was on the CaRMS interview tour there was one question that every program, regardless of specialty or geography, would always ask me. It was a simple question. One that revealed a lot about your personality and character and I believe how you answered this question would could determine

3 Interview Questions You Must Prepare For

On top of knowing your residency application in and out, there are three questions that you must prepare for before all your residency interviews. These three questions require some thought and time. You need to do your research and if you answer too vaguely, you will harm your chances. The

A Collection of Medical School and Residency Interview Tips and Advice

Over the next few weeks, I am making it a goal to write down all the interview tips and advice I have gained over the last few years. There are lots of resources out there on how to ace an interview, books, websites, medical students, residents and even personal coaching.

A Different Rank and Match List

Today, I can basically celebrate the end of CaRMS. My rank order list was submitted today and all I can do is to wait for Match Day on March 6th. Speaking of creating a match list, NYT had a great article on a national kidney transplant registry and how they

How to Pack and Travel with a Suit

There are very few things you need to bring with you during your medical residency interviews. Your interview clothes – suits (for males), however is the one key thing to bring. I found it interesting during the interview tour to see how people transported their suits without getting it wrinkled.

Post-CaRMS Thoughts – Choosing a Medical Specialty

So marks the end of the CaRMS interview tour for 2012. Overall, it went a lot smoother than I expected. Flights were on time, accommodations were nice and interviews were not as stressful as I thought they would be. Next up, figuring out my rank order list. For those of