By Walter Wiggins Relax…the word that keeps popping up in my Study Tips posts. It’s one of the biggest issues that arise toward the end of the preclinical years of medical school. That is, stress and burnout are a big problem in the weeks leading up to Step […]
By Ravish Amin FIRST AID for the Step 2 CS provides unique benefits for students because world class authors have written content specifically for clinical boards. The content is organized by system and contains high yield facts essential for reviewing medical concepts.
By Vamsi K. Kancherla Match week has arrived and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has kicked it off with “Black Monday.” If you don’t match, you’ll need to make some important decisions. Let’s take a look at the reasons you may not have matched and what you […]
By Walter Wiggins Self-assessments (or practice tests) can be extremely useful at pretty much any point in the process of studying for the USMLE. Before you start your focused study period, a self-assessment can provide a valuable baseline to guide you as you develop your study schedule (see […]
By Ravish Amin The diagnosis of SIRS, sepsis, severe SIRS, severe sepsis, septic shock of an 82 year old diaphoretic nursing home resident presenting with intermittent fever of >36hours,chills, thirst and positive medical history of diabetes, hypertension, COPD with vitals T=39.6, HR=97, BP=138/66, RR=18, O2 sat=93% on room […]
By Vamsi K. Kancherla The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in competition for residency positions. Interestingly, there has been a 56% increase in unmatched applicants and a 54% decrease in unfilled positions. This trend has unfortunately led to a very competitive “Scramble,” which statistically fills the […]
By Ravish Amin The Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) sponsors an annual national competition designed to encourage the development of creative technological innovations with the potential to catalyze and support the improved delivery of medical care. Students from accredited engineering programs submitted ideas […]
By Ravish Amin Apps make the heart grow fonder! Well… at least they do for cardiology students. We’ve reviewed three cardiology apps for you.
By Ravish Amin Supplementing First Aid for Immunology and Microbiology with board review apps challenges students to review a variety of content.
By Lisa Mitchell, 2 LT USAR This is a brief how-to intended for HPSP scholars. The following is not applicable to you if you are a civilian. I’m in the army, and this is probably most relevant to you if you are too. Although the branches are increasingly […]