Medical Student

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Pros and Cons of the MD-PhD Degree

Are you considering an MD-PhD degree but unsure about the commitment? Lawrence Wang, current MD-PhD student at UC San Diego, shares his wisdom on the pros and cons of this dual degree.

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7 Steps to Cure Procrastination

Procrastination is something that we all experience, but it is something we can actively work to combat. Building motivation effectively will help mitigate procrastination. Here are my 7 proven steps to beating procrastination.

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How to Choose a Medical Specialty for Residency

One of the beauties of medical school is the great breadth of learning. With so many possible fields, how does one choose their residency specialty? In this post Dr. Petey Kass, third-year psychiatry resident at UC San Francisco, provides his advice on how to navigate this difficult process.

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Adjusting to Medical School 101

Congrats on your acceptance to medical school! This is quite the achievement, but many challenges still lay ahead. In this post I explain the life hacks and study strategies that will facilitate a smooth and successful transition to being a medical student and future doctor.

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Life and Death in the ICU: A Reflection

Medicine offers a broad range of experiences that bring both joy and sorrow. Being a physician is a tremendously unique opportunity to share these experiences with your patients. In this post, I give you an inside look into some of the life and death encounters of the ICU.

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How I Scored 265+ on Step 2CK

I scored above 265 on Step 2CK by using an unorthodox method. Here’s exactly how I approached studying for Step 2CK during the course of third year, as well as how I spent the 4 weeks leading up to my test. You can download my Anki deck here as well!

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Ultimate Student Life-Hack – Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness are often cited as being key players in the success of high profile executives. However, the benefits of regular mindfulness meditation practice are far reaching and are highly beneficial to students as well. Your grades will improve by meditating. Seriously.

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Lessons in Medical School Study Strategies

This medical student describes his journey from starting medical school with poor study strategies and feeling like he was drowning, to learning a few simple yet fundamental active study strategies that completely transformed his grades, performance, and outlook.

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How to Nap and NOT Wake Up Groggy

Do you wake up from naps feeling groggy, sometimes even worse than before the nap? It’s a common problem, and in this post I share how to nap like a pro. From power naps to coffee naps, these are the tips and tricks to help you nap more effectively. I also address 4 concerns you may have.

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My Experience – Medical Student Depression

This medical student at Ross University School of Medicine narrates the struggles felt during the first year of medical school. The uncompromising pressure to perform at a high caliber in medical school can leave students discouraged. Here are some actionable tips to get yourself back on your feet.

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