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Residency Interviews – How to Conduct Yourself

Residency Interviews – How to Conduct Yourself

It’s interview season! The most exciting time of the year. After all the board exams and clinical hours you’ve put in medical school, it’s finally time to showcase your hard work to residency programs. To some graduates, interview season can be a source of anxiety. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to alleviate some of these nerves and instead, put your best foot forward into the season.

5 Things to Consider When Ranking a Residency Program

5 Things to Consider When Ranking a Residency Program

You finally finished interview season and it’s time to create your rank list. While it may seem like an easy task, some applicants find conflicting opinions on how to rank programs. 
Many applicants start pondering if they left a good impression, which programs sounded like they are seriously considering the applicant, and where in the list will they match, if at all. In this article, we will discuss what you should consider before creating your list to help alleviate some of the anxiety. 

Med School & OCD? You Got This!

Med School & OCD? You Got This!

Obsessive compulsive disorder. A disease often talked about in popular media, yet most people still fail to grasp that there is much more to it than just repeating certain physical rituals. It is much more than washing your hands repeatedly. As my psychiatrist told me, only 20% of patients actually have physical compulsions. The rest of them have something called Pure O, or Pure OCD. It is OCD at its finest. It is rather your mind entertaining compulsive thoughts on a loop.

Why Should You Consider Primary Care?

Why Should You Consider Primary Care?

Upon entering med school, every student has a vision of what type of doctor they want to be. Sitting in class and observing my colleagues walk in, was an exciting time of my day. The girl wearing glasses who always has a pocketbook and is leaning intently in lectures already has her mindset on internal medicine. The guy that cycles to class and has the latest smartwatch on his wrist is probably eyeing emergency medicine.

Top 8 Most Rewarding Moments as a Medical Student

Top 8 Most Rewarding Moments as a Medical Student

Medical school is filled with rewards. It’s no secret that medical school is hard, but the many opportunities that it provides for you to feel warm and fuzzy on the inside makes it all worth it. You’ll find that some of the most rewarding moments as a medical student will go hand-in-hand with some of your biggest milestones in medical school, and that’s because medical school and a career in medicine is something that is simply inherently satisfying.

Eight Ways to Spend Your Time Before Starting Residency

Eight Ways to Spend Your Time Before Starting Residency

You are probably reading this blog post because you now have some free time on your hands after the long process of applying to residency, completing interviews, filling out your rank list, and finally matching. At this point, you have finished all of your fourth-year clinical rotations and are waiting to graduate, or have already graduated from medical school. Congratulations for having made it this far!

Why Your Therapist Can’t Be Your ‘Friend’

Why Your Therapist Can’t Be Your ‘Friend’

If you’re an aspiring psychiatrist and a fan of the new Netflix show ‘New Amsterdam’, you would agree that one of the most poignant scenes in the season was when an inquiry was launched into Dr. Frome (Iggy) for overstepping his boundaries as a therapist and getting far too invested in the lives of his patients. The inquiry was launched when a social worker witnessed a patient break down and fall into Iggy’s arms, who then proceeded to pat his back.

Healthy Thinking Vs Obsessive Thinking

Healthy Thinking Vs Obsessive Thinking

Envision the following scenario: you’re in college or at work, and you run into a friend during break time. You greet them in a cheery manner, only to receive a solemn nod in return. You try making small conversation, but they respond in a rather dry manner. Not wanting to force your company on them when they do not seem to be in a mood to socialize, you move on to other friends and spend the rest of your break with them.

Super Snacks For A Super Mind

Super Snacks For A Super Mind

‘You are what you eat.’

Nothing haunts my guilt center more than these five words when I am about to ditch all the healthy eating for the sake of sweet sugary bliss. However, at the end of the day, no matter how much I try to debunk this proverb, it always stands tall over my double-cheese-crust pizza dreams.