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.
We love this video from: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Class of 2014 Created by: Emily Silverman Alessa Colaianni Starring: Alessa Colaianni Annie van Beuningen Tommy Rappold Matt Molloy
By Ravish Amin Studying neurology with USMLE-Rx is a great way to review basic concepts like mental status, cranial nerve functions (including vision), strength, coordination, reflexes, and sensation.
By Walter Wiggins You didn’t pass the USMLE Step 1 exam. Now what? First of all, I offer you my condolences. You worked really hard to get to this point and finding out you didn’t pass Step 1 of the USMLE was probably very traumatic. Even if you […]
A 70-year-old man presents to the emergency department complaining of increased shortness of breath with minimal exercise, cough, and fatigue. These symptoms began 2 weeks ago and have progressed gradually. He reports he used to feel this way “all the time” years ago, but that this has not […]