Residency Application Tip: Make the most of your away rotation

It’s been a while (happy July!) but I’m back this week with another residency application tip. Today we are talking about away rotations. I see a fair number of students coming through on away rotations. I think as a student I thought of away rotations as something that could really help me, but as a resident I’ve seen away rotations

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Residency Application Tip: Residency Application Dinners

Continuing in our series on things I wish someone had told me when I was applying for residency, let’s talk about residency application dinners.  For those who don’t know, the typical residency interview goes like this: Arrive to your hotel in the afternoon. Go to a dinner with the other applicants and the residents (and sometimes some of the faculty).

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Residency Application Tip: Geography Matters

It’s been a pretty crazy few weeks out here, so I apologize that you haven’t heard from me much lately. I’m still doing my best to stay on top of comments, though, so please feel free to keep commenting and I’ll try to keep responding! As we approach residency application season again, I think it’s time for another round of

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Eligibility criteria for HPSP

A reader recently asked me whether she would be a candidate for the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. She is an American citizen attending medical school in the Caribbean. So, today’s post is short, sweet, and to the point. The eligibility criteria for the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program are: Age 36 or younger on receipt of the

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What is a certified professional midwife? And why are so many doctors “anti-midwife”?

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For those who are new to the blog, this post was written by an OB/GYN resident whose own child was delivered by a midwife. It’s a bit of a departure from our usual fare, but today I wanted to address an issue that has been hotly debated recently: that of midwifery. There has been a lot of fuss lately about

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Burnout

You may have noticed that there haven’t been a lot of new posts appearing on the blog lately. That is because your site administrator has been suffering from a bit of burnout. Burnout has been a hot topic lately in the world of resident education. If you are getting ready to graduate medical school and start internship, it’s worth taking

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Should you buy a house in residency?

Happy (belated) Match Day, everyone! Now that the dust is starting to settle, I bet at least half of the graduating medical students in the country have been on zillow shopping for houses. I know because I did the exact same thing. I think my husband’s new hobby for the last month leading up to match day was looking at the houses we

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