Hi guys, Emile here! So I took USMLE STEP 1 a little over a year ago and I wanted to share with you some my tips for success. I learned a lot along the course of my studying and I want to preface everything said below with this: This is simply one student’s approach to STEP 1 studying so please take everything I say … Continue reading How to study for USMLE STEP 1!
Torey here! Pediatrics has always been high on my list of specialties to go into, and this clerkship was something I’ve been looking forward to since starting third-year. My two-month clerkship consisted of 4-weeks of outpatient pediatrics, 2-weeks of inpatient pediatrics, 1-week in the neonatal intensive care unit, and 1-week of pediatric specialty (in my case, endocrine). Expectations vs. Reality: Expectation: Less complicated patients. Reality: … Continue reading Pediatrics Clerkship: The Best Birth Control
Torey here!! Our internal medicine clerkship was 2-months long and included 1 week of specialty (I did GI), 1 week of nights, 2 weeks out outpatient, and 1 month of inpatient. I am so incredibly happy that I did this clerkship early in my third year because the knowledge gained and skills learned are things that I will use during subsequent clerkships. My expectations coming … Continue reading Internal Medicine Clerkship Tips: Insight into Internal
Emile here! With Ob-Gyn all finished up, I wanted to take some time to talk about my experience and share some tips for how to approach Ob-Gyn. Our program’s Ob-Gyn clerkship is 6 weeks long with the breakdown of 1 week obstetrics (labor and delivery), 1 week of nights L &D, 1 week of gynecology, 2 weeks of ambulatory/outpatient clinic and the final week is … Continue reading OB-GYN Clerkship Tips: At your cervix
Emile here! Family Medicine happened to be my first rotation and being first had a lot of pros and cons. Family Medicine at our program is a 6-week clerkship that combines both inpatient (1 week) and outpatient (5 weeks) experiences. Family Medicine physicians treat everyone (children, adults, and the elderly); they can also manage prenatal care and do some minor surgeries (splints, punch biopsies, minor … Continue reading Family Medicine Clerkship Tips: Family First
Torey here! Overall, my experience in surgery was a very positive one. Our school breaks up our two months on surgery into one month of general surgery, two weeks of a specialty (mine was pediatric surgery), one week of night float, and one week of SICU. During all of these rotations I felt that I was surrounded by residents and attendings who generally enjoy teaching, … Continue reading Surgery Clerkship Tips: Making the Cut
If I’ve learned anything in medical school, it’s the importance of time. With so much to study and not enough time to accomplish your daily to-do-list, it sometimes feel like you’re playing this never-ending game of catch-up. However, once you finish your M1 year something magical happens: For the first time in nearly a year, you finally get your first REAL break. You get 8-10 weeks where … Continue reading You’re So Last Summer: What to do between your M1 and M2 Year