Category: Miscellaneous

Thank you!

Thank you for submitting your comment to the First Aid Team! Suggestions and errata submissions are forwarded to the appropriate author teams for consideration in the next edition or as an update to the Errata page. These submissions are NOT monitored daily, and you will not receive a […]

'DO NOT USE' Abbreviations

For those of you on rotations or looking forward to starting them, the Joint Commission has an official “Do Not Use” list. The reality is that certain abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and dose designations may cause confusion and are therefore considered dangerous. To eliminate this confusion and ensure that […]

Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Announces Primary Care Innovation Winners

By Ravish Amin The Massachusetts General Hospital’s Ambulatory Practice of the Future (APF) and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) award annual prizes for innovation in primary care. This year’s winning concept involved rapid imaging of the retina for screening without requiring eye drops […]

ERAS applications due September 1st!

By Vamsi K. Kancherla The last several months spent figuring out what you want to do when you graduate from medical school have undoubtedly been difficult. In a few weeks, you will be just one button away from making your application to residency official. September 1st marks the […]

The Successful First Year Medical Student

As a first-year medical student, you already know med school is going to be hard, but in all honesty, there probably isn’t anything you’ve done up to now that will have prepared you for what you’re about to experience. You’re excited, nervous, and understandably wondering if you’re going to […]

A Message from the Editor

By Walter Wiggins I want to first thank Dr. Jaysson Brooks for his leadership as the Editor of the First Aid/USMLE-Rx Web Team this past year. I’d also like to thank Dr. Tao Le for giving me the opportunity to take the helm for the coming year. My […]