A question I am posed with often is, “How should I study for medical school?” This question comes with a complicated answer. When I first started medical school, I was frustrated and asked students in classes above me what the best method to tackle studying for preclinical courses is. My peers would share their study […]
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 […]
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 […]