I began my second first week as a second year medical student this past Monday, and after several months away from school, it’s been quite the transition back to the lecture, library, medicine-constantly-on-the-mind lifestyle that seems to define the first two years of medical school. This week has been a challenge for a few distinct […]
Should I buy Step 1 material first year?
Like many other MS2s this time of year, I’m currently busy purchasing a slew of USMLE Step 1 prep materials using money I don’t have. At the same time, I’ve heard several first years ask: is it too early to be thinking about buying Step 1 materials? From my experience, I actually don’t think the answer […]
My school has a course called Doctoring, where you – as you could have guessed – learn how to be a doctor. More specifically, it’s a course guiding us through the intricacies of doctor-patient interaction, from gathering a patient’s history to dealing with difficult or awkward situations. In the past, this kind of “non-textbook” knowledge […]