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Know Your SOAP (just in case…)

By Sasmit Sarangi Vamsi wrote an excellent introductory post on the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) last year. The SOAP is the current system for filling unmatched positions in the Main Residency Match. This post is primarily a companion piece to Vamsi’s post and I would encourage […]

CUSHINGOID – Side Effects of Corticosteroids

By Michael Spinner Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed medications used to suppress an overactive and unwanted immune response. This may include suppression of an immune response to innocuous, environmental antigens (allergies or asthma), self-antigens (autoimmunity), and foreign, transplanted antigens (allograft rejection). While beneficial in reducing inflammation in these conditions, […]

Returning back to Clinical Roots

By Sasmit Sarangi A large number of IMGs often have a break between graduating and joining a residency program. It is very common to at least go through the application phase and interviews after graduating from medical school. In my case, I worked for nearly two years in […]

Questions about Questions?

By Patrick Sylvester As our blog editor, Walter Wiggins summarized in his post titled, Surviving Step 1: Choosing a Question Bank, there are a number of factors you should consider when choosing and incorporating a question bank into your Step 1 studying plan. With that said, after subscribing […]