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By Mark Ard “Don’t aim at success—the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue…as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.” […]
By Walter Wiggins A recent article published in JAMA Internal Medicine has garnered significant attention in the news over the past several days. The study authors posed the following question to med students, residents, and attendings at a Boston-area teaching hospital affiliated with HMS and BU (presumably the […]
By Patrick Sylvester What’s in a score? Would that which we call Step 1, by any other number, match as well? Often discussed in private conversation and talked about ad nauseam on forums/blogs is the idea that one often starts the process of studying for the USMLE Step […]
Fady Akladios It is every applicant’s most exciting and stressful experience: the residency interview. The long road of undergraduate work, medical school, clerkships, and exams all come down to this single moment. You do your best to articulate your definite interest in the specialty, the program, and describe […]
Love your First Aid book, but wish it was easier to use? We asked one of our blog authors, Luke Murray, to do a quick run-through of how to modify your First Aid book by unbinding, then rebinding, his own copy. Enjoy! (Thanks, Luke!)
By Walter Wiggins As physicians, we spend our days caring for others. It may not always feel like caring, particularly when dealing with a tough patient or a frustrating case; however, it is. On outpatient services, we try to help people who sometimes don’t seem very interested in […]