FAQ

What To Do Before Medical School

Interview season is over, acceptances are rolling in, and you've already started the countdown till orientation. Amidst this excitement, it's easy to make some pretty bad decisions with the intention of being prepared. I had...

Letter Of Intent/Thank You Notes

Letters of intent (LOIs) and thank you notes are often submitted by applicants to improve their chances for an acceptance, but do LOIs even get considered? Realistically, it depends on the school and how late...

Tips For Writing Your Personal Statement

A pivotal part of any application process is composing a personal statement (PS). This can be stressful as we're not usually accustomed to writing about ourselves, but here are some tips which might help...

Tips For Writing Your CV/Résumé

A curriculum vitae (CV) catalogs your working career (including accolades, presentations, publications, education, extracurriculars, etc.) in a chronological order with detail. I think about a résumé as a snapshot of the CV. Typically it's less...

Critical Care Anesthesiology – A Fellow’s Perspective

There are several options to get into a critical care fellowship. Our hospital has programs for those who completed residencies in anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine (IM), or emergency medicine (EM). I'm often asked about the...

Tips For Writing Progress Notes

In the era of electronic health records (EHRs), writing progress notes (PN) has become largely supplemented by auto-populated fields (labs, radiology, medical history, etc.) and information which has been copied from prior exams and/or...

Tips For Interviews

An interview invitation means that a program has reviewed your application, and you’ve met some “minimum” they expect from potential matriculants. That being said, I’m a firm believer that the interview can hurt applicants...

How Do I Stay Motivated In Training?

I've always known that my true calling as a physician was to be a teacher in academic medicine. To do this effectively, I must distill complex topics down to their very essence in a way...

Recent posts

Try EchoTools - my free, iOS ultrasonography reference application!

Popular categories