Category: Miscellaneous

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 […]

Get Started on Your Residency Application

By Vamsi K. Kancherla This time of year marks the annual start of the residency application process through ERAS (electronic residency application service) for every 4th year medical student pursuing a residency position in the specialty of his or her choice. Like your application to college and medical […]

Get Ready for the Osteopathic Match

By Ravish Amin The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Match program for osteopathic medical students places medical students into OGME-1 preliminary, OGME-1 traditional, or OGME-1 resident programs. Osteopathic medical students can find Osteopathic Intern and Residency programs listed on the Opportunities website (http://www.opportunities.osteopathic.org/) that are approved by the AOA Program and […]

USMLE-Rx Success Story – Hoon Choi

Wondering if the USMLE-Rx Qmax is really worth all that time and investment?  Trying to figure out how best to incorporate your First Aid text into your board preparation? Check out how one USMLE-Rx subscriber prepared for his boards and ended up scoring a 260/99 on the USMLE […]

The iPad and Today’s Resident Physicians

By Vamsi K. Kancherla and Jaysson Brooks Every year, doctors in training are challenged with significant changes to our healthcare system. While this increasingly complex system is stressed by the business and politics of medicine, future and current physicians are expected to deliver cost-effective care. Today’s physician training […]

FYI: Delay in USMLE Step 1 Score Reporting

Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing.  However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees testing beginning in mid-May 2012.  The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most […]