5 Unique Tips For Picking the Right Medical Specialty

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“I wouldn’t be burned out if I had studied the practice of my medical specialty as much as did perfecting my clinical skills in my third year.”  A Disgruntled Practicing Physician

Choosing the right medical specialty through your third year rotations and fourth year acting internships is like an arranged marriage: you get a short period of ...

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USMLE Step 2 CK & Medical Rotation Prep Video Game

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Bring on the USMLE Step 2 CK / COMLEX Level 2 CE & clinical rotations. Goodbye USMLE Step 1 / COMLEX Level 1. Congratulations to all of the medical students who just took the first of 3 required USMLE/COMLEX medical licensing exams. Rest up for your medical clerkships in your third year clinical rotations. Thank you for all of your who have tried out and/or bought Scrub Wars’ preclinical medical boards edition. Though you are halfway to ...

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Changes in the DSM V

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Changes in the DSM V

As many of you know, the American Psychiatric Association has transitioned from the DSM-IV TR to DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) in 2013. Starting in 2014, both the USMLE Step 1 and Comlex Level 1, as well as the behavioral medicine courses taught in both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, started to incorporate and use the psychiatric criteria from the DSM-V. Below are the ...

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5 Unconventional Tips on Getting the Right Letter of Recommendation

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5 Unconventional Tips on Getting the Right Letter of Recommendation

Requesting a letter of recommendation for residency can be an intimidating process. It may feel as if your entire future rests on the lines of those pages, so you want to be sure that they are completed to include only your best attributes. Evaluate who has assisted you along your journey, be it a professor or colleague that you have bonded with ...

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5 Tips on Writing the Personal Statement for Residency

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5 Tips on Writing the Personal Statement for Residency

Residency admission committees take into account a variety of factors when determining to whom they will offer a spot in their program. Most of the factors they consider are secondary to numerical grades or other’s opinions of you. The only factor that is specifically related to the resident applicant’s voice is their personal statement. For that reason, the personal statement provides a unique perspective into ...

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College Students Use Smartphones to Study

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College Students Use Smartphones to Study

Make studying more convenient for medical students and they’ll study more. Sounds simple enough, right? We think so. As it turns out, students who study practice tests and flashcards on their mobile devices are getting a ton of benefits from their mobile study sessions. One of the biggest benefits students are taking advantage of is the opportunity to study everywhere they go.

For ...

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5 Medical Practices Most Affected by Obamacare

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5 Medical Practices Most Affected by Obamacare

No group of American professionals will be impacted in a negative manner by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, more than physicians.

More government regulation and oversight will be thrust upon practicing physicians who have become increasingly dependent on government reimbursement for the medical services they provide. Some studies have shown that over 60% of physicians, currently ...

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5 Poorly Considered Factors When Choosing a Medical Specialty

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5 Poorly Considered Factors When Choosing a Medical Specialty

There is a great deal to consider when choosing a medical specialty. Though some medical students may claim to have known what they wanted to be since they were young, the vast majority of students will not make a final decision regarding their specialty until they are well into their medical school curriculum. Some may even face the end of their internships without ...

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Medical Marijuana Infographic

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA INFOGRAPHIC: MIRACLE DRUG OR MENACE TO SOCIETY


Few things are as controversial as the current debate over Medical Marijuana. Is it a miracle drug or a menace to society? With more states considering legalizing medical marijuana, med students and physicians alike will have to decide which camp they belong to.

This medical marijuana infographic presents both sides of the argument between supporters and opponents to determine ...

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The DSM-5 on the USMLE

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The DSM-5 on the USMLE

The DSM-5 on the USMLE

THE DSM-5 ON THE USMLE: WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?
The American Psychiatric Association officially released its latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, in May 2013. The APA made several significant changes in to the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 even changed several diagnostic categories themselves. ...

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