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PGY-1

Experiences from my intern year of residency

Last Day of Intern Year

This post is incredibly short, but it marks the completion of my last day as a first year ("intern") resident. Beginning tomorrow, I'll be a PGY2 (or a CA1 in anesthesia land). I'm pretty anxious about being on my own in the operating…
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USMLE Step 3 Experience and Tips

I'm finally done with the series of United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE) - Step 1 ($530), Step 2 CK ($530), Step 2 CS ($1230), and as of 12:30pm yesterday, Step 3 ($800)! Assuming I passed, I'll be able to apply for my US medical…
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Halfway Done With Emergency Medicine

My stint of night shifts was front-loaded this month, and now I'm in the midst of my 5pm-1am critical care shifts. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to regaining my normal sleep-wake cycles in the coming week... especially because I…
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First 10 Days Of VA Medicine Wards

Ten days into this rotation, and the struggle is real! It's difficult to really spend as much time as I'd like with patients, teach medical students, or even teach myself when I'm balancing the plans for 8-10 patients. I've definitely…
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