One thing I have a hard time with in medical school is determining which outside resources to invest in and utilize most before exams, as lecture and in-class material are necessary, but not sufficient. I’ve done numerous week-long trials of various resources, and ended up purchasing one of them, as well as adding a […]
Studying for 3rd-Year Shelf Exams
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 […]