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Attending Medical School Residency Thoughts

How to Learn Medicine in Residency

  Learning during residency is very different from medical school. Medical school is where you are taught the basics of medicine – anatomy, pathology, terminology, physiology and a basic understanding of diagnostics and treatments of diseases. Residency is where you become a doctor and use your knowledge to treat patients. You are no longer in […]

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Apps Health Care

Agent+ App Review – Billing for Doctors on the Go

One of the contentious topics you don’t learn much about in your transition to staff physician is income and medical billings. At the end of residency, different billing companies and agents often host dinners and info sessions to try to woo you to use their service. It can be quite confusing. Luckily during my residency […]

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Apps

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 allows medical images to be […]

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Admissions Application Books

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 longer know the cutoffs and […]

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Medical School

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 I spend just so much […]

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Apps

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 major clinical trials and their […]

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CaRMS Medical School Residency

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 your residency. However, where you […]

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Clerkship Residency Thoughts

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 fewer patients, read more and […]

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Apps Medical School Residency Thoughts

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 effective learner as a result […]

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CaRMS Clerkship Medical School Residency

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 a bit of planning and […]