An exceedingly hot topic in the medical community today is Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare). These are complicated topics that can be difficult to understand. Here we break down the key points that you need to understand for your medical school interviews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We each have different personalities, which is why general advice is usually not broadly applicable to everyone, as we are all unique. In this post, I go over what your specific personality type, and how do maximize your strengths, work around your weaknesses, and be an effective student.