Residency

Deserted road in the woods - the road less traveled

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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Medical School vs Residency Comparison

The transition from Medical School to Residency is often misunderstood. Here we compare various aspects in the life of a medical student vs resident, including structure, evaluation, work-life balance, time, standardized exams, and more.

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