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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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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 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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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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