Writing is a big part of medicine, and writing should be the goal of those training for medicine. Now, forgetting for a moment the bitter incongruity of someone like myself writing about good writing, it is worth stressing how important written communication skills are in medicine. Many aspiring medical students think about the massive amounts […]
Rise and Shine!
Waking up patients is one of those skills I never realized I needed until I started 3rd year. Each morning the patients need to be woken up so that we can pre-round and get updated on all the overnight events. On my first day, one of my senior residents told me, “this is a hospital […]
Books For My Shelf
At the end of the family medicine rotation, my classmates and I took the shelf exam, a standardized subject exam written by the NBME to assess our learning during the clerkship. Starting with the family med clerkship felt like a great introduction to clinical medicine, but I had heard that the shelf exam was a […]