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Who Reads this Blog? How You Can Help

I’ve been thinking about which direction will be going for the next little while. With residency starting in just two weeks, there will be a lot of change coming soon. To help me better help you (readers of this blog), I’ve decided to set up a poll to see what kind of people read this website. From my Google Analytics, I can tell that about 60% if my readers are American and 30% Canadians. I get over 500 visitors a day to this site but unfortunately know very little about who visits.

What I would like to know is what stage in your education / career are you? Are you in high school or are you a university student? Why do you read this blog? What appeals to you about it? What do you find useful? What do you want to read more about?

Please answer this poll quickly so I can gauge where should be heading to better suit your needs. Thanks!

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    • medaholic
      medaholic June 20, 2012

      Thanks Med School Odyssey, at least I know you’re a regular =)

  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 20, 2012

    residency application tips please!!!! I need to get through caRMS!

  2. medrunner
    medrunner June 20, 2012

    Hey med,
    Congrats on matching and starting residency in two shorts weeks!!!

    Keep up the blog, do what you can and show the world what residency is like…

    Good luck!

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 21, 2012

    I would love to hear about residency, and how you handle the transition from med school to residency.
    I have followed your blog for a few years now and I really enjoy reading it! Keep up the great work!
    -med student

  4. vanillabear
    vanillabear June 21, 2012

    Just about to start medical school.

    Would love to hear more about going through the motions of med school, clerkship and helpful advice for residency matching!


  5. Ryan Burkholder
    Ryan Burkholder June 21, 2012

    Tips on how to profitably spend gap yr. before med school. How to prepare. Maybe even how to retake the mcat and scorch it. A 25 is bad.

  6. MCAT
    MCAT June 21, 2012

    I would like to suggest posts on studying for the MCAT.


  7. medaholic
    medaholic June 22, 2012

    Thanks for the votes and comments. I will take them into consideration. I’ll let the poll run for a bit more, and I might ask another quick poll just to gather a bit more data.

  8. Claudia
    Claudia June 22, 2012

    As a parent I found your information very encouraging. Your experience is documented to such a detail , humour and insight that it gives potential MD students courage to go through this “grueling” process.

    Thank you for taking your time to give us all a glimpse into the life of a medical student!:)

    I’m confident that you will make a great MD. You are an inspiration for all of us!:)

    Good luck !

    Claudia Z.

  9. Mel
    Mel June 23, 2012

    I am American and currently a graduate student and I have been reading your blog mostly for motivation. I enjoy most of what you write and whether you are in Canada or the US, you are relevant. Because of your new big step in medicine I would like to read more about your impressions from your new role in life. Thanks for all that you do! 🙂

    • medaholic
      medaholic June 23, 2012

      Thanks for all the feedback, I’ll see if I need to take another poll to gather some more information. I’ve already planned out some changes that will be coming down the pipeline. Starting with a new theme design that hopefully will make more intuitive.

  10. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 27, 2012

    I read your blog for both advice on applying to medical school and for motivation/inspiration. Your blog is really useful in gaining better advice on how to improve medical school applications. I’m a graduate student, so it would be nice to learn more about the ball game of applying to medical schools for Canadian graduate students, although, I know the graduate students audience is rather low in numbers. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with others.

  11. Anonymous
    Anonymous July 4, 2012

    I’m just here to see if there were any trollers. Hmm, you guys are proffessional to the T.

  12. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 13, 2012

    I am a University dropout who has fell in love with the health sciences. I was taking the humanities, but I could not stand the generalizations. After taking a politics class I realized how little most people know about the sciences. During the past few years I have been saving money, reading books and building up prerequisites I may have missed in high School.

    Truthfully I still need to think about where I want to go weather it be an MD, Nurse, Speech Pathologist ect.

    Anyways great site, thanks!

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