Studying for boards: USMLE Step 1 + COMLEX Level 1

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 about comparison. I…

Women + Osteopathic Medicine

Y’all. PBS just launched a documentary all about women and osteopathic medicine. How cool is this?! If you aren’t aware of history of osteopathic medicine, this is the perfect overview. Even just the trailer (embedded below) provides a great synopsis on how women and minorities were a huge part in the founding of the osteopathic medical profession. “The…

Osteopathic medicine: from the eyes of Amanda

“I think you should go for M.D. because it will be hard for you to be taken seriously if you become a D.O.” Something like that can be hard to hear when you’ve spent 4.5 years trying to get good grades, build up your resume, and take an entrance exam (multiple times) in hopes of…

Osteopathic medicine: from the eyes of Dorothy

Medical school: Exciting and daunting all at the same time. Where do I start? So, I didn’t exactly know right off the bat that I would end up pursuing medicine. It was not until the end of high school that I “knew” – but I didn’t realize how tough the journey would be. As any…

Osteopathic Medicine: from the eyes of Anne

I didn’t know about osteopathic medicine until I attended my first college organization fair. It never dawned on me that there was another branch of medicine that I would soon come to admire. Growing up, I have always viewed a physician as someone who sees patients, identifies the illness, and prescribes medication. Learning about osteopathic…

Osteopathic Medicine: from the eyes of Nicolet

I am an osteopathic medical student. When I graduate medical school, my white coat will be embroidered with the letters D.O.  Oh how exciting that day will be ? I am starting this blog series in hopes of describing osteopathic medicine, in all of it’s beauty, from many different perspectives. Each post in this series will be written…

Surviving Cardiology in Med School

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 on my blog. You can read my tips for pulm/respiratory in my pulmonology post. I’ve mentioned before how…