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6 Red Flags Medical School Isn't the Right Choice

6 Red Flags Medical School Isn’t the Right Choice

Even for students who have always dreamed about a career in medicine, medical school may not necessarily be the right path. For example, if you’re hesitant about the time commitment physicians must make to their practice, you might consider an alternative career in health care. Many other patient care professionals are able to achieve a more satisfactory work-life balance. If you’re un... »

18 Delightfully Weird Office Items Every Medical Nerd Will Love

18 Delightfully Weird Office Items Every Medical Nerd Will Love

1. Virus Tile Coasters Cafe Press / Via cafepress.com Buy the measles coaster (left) here and SARs coaster (right) here for $9.95, or browse the collection on Cafe Press. 2. Geometric Lung Design Bag Knitty MD on etsy.com / Via etsy.com Buy this handmade bag here for $30 on Etsy. 3. Anatomy Bookmarks According To Panda on etsy.com / Via etsy.com Buy them here for $2.22 each on Etsy. 4. Giant Plush... »

Having a baby during medical school wasn’t such a bad idea

Having a baby during medical school wasn’t such a bad idea

My stomach had been in knots that morning. “Are you pregnant?” my classmate laughed after I returned to the gross anatomy lab for the second time after leaving for fresh air. “No,” I spat, dissection through fat and fascia, teasing out muscles from nerves. But, I wondered. After lab, I bought a pregnancy test. I began medical school in my late 20s, already having discussed with my husband appropri... »

How many hours do medical students study daily?

How many hours do medical students study daily?

This question was originally posted on Quora, and we selected the best answer, which was written by: Kayee Tong, University of Texas Medical Branch M.D. student Time is of the essence. Also, you should be careful with taking advice from people who have always done well. Correlation =/ causation. Take care that some people are simply better at memorizing/learning or using more time than you (includ... »

The Best MUST-HAVE books for every med student!

Best MUST-HAVE books for every med student!

This is technically a list of my book recommendations for the basic sciences, classically the MS1/MS2 years. In practice, there are no true “best” books, but there often multiple good ones. I’ve made an editorial selection here to provide a few good and reasonable options depending on your needs that you can read without remorse and should work well in most circumstances. Please note and be assure... »

First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile

First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile

On his first day in medical school this past August, Alex Weppelmann got word that his research paper on dengue and West Nile virus (WNV) in Haiti had been accepted for publication in the prestigious American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH). That’s sort of like a rookie baseball player hitting a home run his first time at bat in the majors. The publication is the official scientif... »

6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Prepare for Exams

6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Prepare for Exams

Note: This article contains generic information – not legal or medical advice. If you find yourself in a questionable or problematic situation, seek professional counsel. In only a couple weeks, most students will sit for their first exams of the semester. Here are some scientifically proven study tips that can increase your chances of acing exams: Study, Don’t Cram Studies have shown that crammin... »

9 tips for studying with depression

9 tips for studying with depression

Struggling with depression can be hard enough as it is, but if you’re also trying to do your best in studying, the two things can get in each other’s ways. Feelings of hopelessness, guilt, worthlessness, not being in control are characteristics of depression that can undermine your studying, just like decreased concentration, memory capacity and self-esteem. What’s more, a disappointing prove can ... »

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