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 […]
By Haley Masterson The difficulty of the OB-GYN shelf exam lies in the fact that it contains the most “new” material out of any shelf – after all, the Step 1 examination doesn’t so much as mention pre-eclampsia, and the pre-clinical curriculum at nearly every school is limited […]
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 […]
A woman rushes her 65-year-old husband into the emergency department after he said he felt crushing chest pain while eating a steak. Blood work is ordered and the physician finds that the man’s cholesterol is very high and that the man most likely had an acute myocardial infarction […]
The First Aid Team is looking for motivated international medical graduates (IMGs) from non-US medical schools to contribute to our First Aid Team blog (www.firstaidteam.com). Do you have strong English writing skills? Can you commit to generating posts for a biweekly column focused on issues encountered by IMGs […]
By Jaysson Brooks Tomorrow, your world will end! Okay, so perhaps I’m being a bit melodramatic, but tomorrow truly is the beginning of your first day of actual practice as a physician in the U.S., and it is healthy to have a bit of fear mixed in with […]
We love this video from: UNDACOVA GUNNAZ… “Dedicated to capturing the absurdities of med school, one year at a time. 3rd-year was absurd.”
By Haley Masterson The best resources for physiology will largely depend both on your background and how your school approaches the subject (i.e. systems-based vs. subject-based). Here are a few to consider.
By Walter Wiggins Congratulations! This is a wonderful achievement, and you should celebrate again, regardless of your score. If you’re satisfied or even happy/thrilled/ecstatic with your score, congratulations, again! If you’re not very satisfied with your score, keep your head up and celebrate that you will never have […]
By Ravish Amin We here at First Aid/USMLE-Rx are all about your success. With that in mind, we want you to turn a simple clerkship into a residency. Here’s how.