With the start of a new academic year and a rapidly approaching start to the next application cycle, I thought this was a good time to fulfill a request I recently received from a reader regarding the impact of pre-medical shadowing on patients. It was their contention that shadowing by premeds occur absent of consideration […]
Conquering Imposter Syndrome
You’re shadowing on the wards, and you’re following the physician around for half a day, seeing all the acute care patients. You walk into one of the patients’ rooms and the physician starts asking the patient how he’s doing. He is suffering from pneumonitis, a complication of the chemotherapy he received, along with Merkel cell […]
The Summer After 1st Year: What Should You Do?
First of all, everyone has a different opinion on this. My advice is to take every piece of advice with a grain of salt and honestly- you do you. But what do some people do? Here’s a non-comprehensive list of some of the more popular options. Research. If you want a more competitive specialty, this […]