Clinical Experience

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Medical School Rankings: How Much Do They Matter?

Medical school rankings certainly matter, but there is more to each school than its ranking. So how should you think about them? Dr. Petey Kass of UCSF provides a framework to help you understand medical school rankings and find the school that is the best fit for you.

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Shadowing a Doctor 101

Almost every premedical student shadows a physician at some point. So how can you maximize the experience to strengthen yourself and your medical school application? Here are 5 simple steps to success when shadowing a doctor.

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Are Medical Mission Trips Worth It?

Medical mission trips are an intriguing and exciting opportunity to bolster your resume. At the same time, they have significant risks that you might not know of. Here we take an in-depth look at the pros on cons of this experience to help you make your decision.

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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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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 to Tie Surgical Knots

Tying surgical knots properly is a necessary skill for any medical student to survive their surgical rotations. This comprehensive guide shows you how.

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