Surviving Step 1: Question Banks

By Walter Wiggins In a post this past January, I highlighted some important reasons to use a question bank to study for Step 1 and gave my advice for selecting a question bank. I’ll include this advice again below; however, instead of talking about why you should choose […]

'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 […]

5 Tips to Improve Grades on Rotations

By Ravish Amin Based on my experience, approaching each rotation with enthusiasm and passion is a good recipe for success. Let’s face it, not every rotation you attend is going to be your favorite. Some students enjoy surgery because of the hands-on experience, the exposure to cool organs, […]