I have put off writing this post about my USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1 study strategies for a couple reasons: (1) I wanted to wait until I got my scores back to know whether or not my advice was credible and (2) I do NOT want this post to be ... keep reading.
In advance of National OMS Day of Wellness on February 16, 2018, I wanted to share a video that some of my dearest friends put together for this year's OMS Day of Wellness. As part of the Mentality Initiative to Nurture Doctors (MIND) at the Texas ... keep reading.
So this blog post is a bit of an odd approach, because cardiology and pulmonology/respiratory are so delicately intertwined that they are almost always studied together as cardiopulmonary (also how my block was structured). However, as I mentioned in ... keep reading.
Cardio... ? *cue romantic music* But really, it's been my favorite block in medical school thus far. Cardiology is intimately intertwined with pulmonology, but for the sake of consistency and targeted study tips, I will address them separately here ... keep reading.
Being completely honest, I disliked neurology. Not so much the subject, but rather the process of learning it. Every block in medical school requires countless hours of studying, but depending on how much you enjoy the subject, those hours can feel ... keep reading.
My medical school classes are arranged in blocks, rather than traditional semesters. Our first block was heavily focused on cell and molecular biology, prepping us with chemistry, structure, and biology to understand life and cellular processes at ... keep reading.
It’s often said that learning in med school is “like drinking from a fire hydrant.” Who coined this phrase? Because they were spot on. It’s the start of my second week of medical school (only my second week and I’m already agreeing with this ... keep reading.