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Experiences from my fourth and final year of medical school

I’m A Doctor!

In preparation for residency, I went to get my varicella titers drawn yesterday afternoon at the occupational health office. After finishing, the phlebotomist bid farewell with: "Have a great weekend, Doctor Kumar!"
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USMLE Epidemiology and Biostatistics Notes

Epidemiology is a cornerstone for the practice of evidence-based medicine, but for the sake of medical licensing exams, only the very basics are "high yield knowledge." Rather than having to sift through PowerPoint slides or a textbook, I…
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Baylor Med’s Second Look 2013

Second Look weekend has concluded here at Baylor College of Medicine; this marks the end of my time as a student member of the admissions committee. And what a way to go out! This was our biggest Second Look to date, and I had a blast…
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Last Med School Co-Chair Interview Session

There's something nostalgic about interviewing future medical students coming from undergraduate college programs, but even more amazing are the high-schoolers applying for Baylor Med's various post-bac programs. These students are the…
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USMLE Step 3 Preparation Before Residency

USMLE Step 3 is the last board exam a physician must pass to practice medicine in the United States. It can only be taken after graduating from medical school; most residents take it in their intern year before getting into the bulk of…
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Residency Paperwork and Apartment Hunting

Over the last few days, I've written my social security number and date of birth a lot. And I do mean a lot. Paperwork for badging, licensure, certification, occupational health, worker's comp... *insert headache here.* But at least staying…
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I Matched!

My first reaction to receiving the NRMP email was laughter. The email's subject was "Did I Match?" Then the first part of the content: "Congratulations! You have matched!" Next year they should just have "Yes" or "No" in the email body. :-D…
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Last Day Of Medical School

I wish I could have written this post on Friday, but I've been ill with a vaccine-resistant strain of the seasonal flu. I could barely stay awake during Friday's lectures, and much to my dismay, I found myself running to the parking garage…
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