August 14, 2020

I have finished residency in the United States and now have a great paying job. This led me to wanting to read a personal finance book as, unlike in residency, I will have enough money to begin paying down my loans and invest in retirement.

I decided to start with the P...

April 26, 2017

I am going to forgo one of the usual blog posts about a particular medical topic or a direct strategy to tackle questions on your exams and talk about what can hold you back. The answer to this question is being a lone wolf. You need to learn that most people cannot ex...

February 26, 2017

As I tutor of medical students I have noticed a few trends. I wanted to share just one of them today. Specifically I want to talk about a very specific antibiotic that many students think is the answer for so many infectious disease questions. That antibiotic is vancom...

February 20, 2017

When I was studying for the Step 1 I remember how much time I spent on memorizing pathology, biochemistry, and genetics. I spent hardly any time on minor areas such as biostatistics, EKGs (Electrocardiograms), and heart sounds. Now I did make the socially isolating dec...

January 15, 2017

Medical students in the US, particularly IMGs (International Medical Graduates) and pre-IMGs, know the importance of achieving a first time pass and high score on the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1. It is long and intense and everyone is alw...

December 28, 2016

The Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) is a must for any foreign trained medical student who desires a residency in Canada. In 2018 the format is changing, but currently, it consists of 180 multiple choice questions (MCQ) with 30, or about 1 out of 6 que...

December 23, 2016

This post will cover exam studying strategies. There are many exam taking strategies out there, but I want to add some much needed clarity.

1) Get the most out of your rotations

As long as your rotation is not just a pure observership and you are allowed to take part in...

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