Shelf exams are the exams that you take during 3rd-year after completing your core rotations. You have shelf exams in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, emergency medicine (optional) and osteopathic medicine (if you’re an osteopathic medical student). These exams are standardized exams (they never stop). For osteopathic students, the shelf […]
Online Med Ed—Yay or Nay?
Online Med Ed is a resource I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts about. But first, let me provide some background on my learning style. I HATE TO READ EDUCATIONAL BOOKS. Yes, you read it right—I hate reading educational books because it gets to be so monotonous, and I have the attention span of […]
Studying for Clinicals with Online Med Ed
The day after I took Step 1, I was relieved. The majority of my studying was over, or so I thought. One week later, I realized that I would need to study during Years 3 and 4, the clinical years. But how–given that you spend all day with patients–do you have the time? Unlike for […]