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3 Criteria For Choosing A Medical Specialty

ProspectiveDoctor asked the question, “What factors are influencing the specialty that you are considering? Why?” Here are 3 criteria for choosing a medical specialty. A lot of medical students, including myself, arrive at medical school without knowing what specialty they will choose. In addition to the inundation of the curriculum, navigating through the myriad of specialties ensures a constant sentiment of ...

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Emily’s Med School Summer: Part 1


After finishing the final set of exams from my first year of medical school, I am both relieved and shocked to have finished. I spent much of my first year learning how to be a medical student, without focusing much on how to be a doctor. I learned how to organize my notes, study every day, and balance school, health, ...

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Choosing A Medical Specialty

Choosing a medical specialty can affect the rest of your life. Since there are so many factors involved, many students are conflicted. Rather than being overwhelmed, here are some tips you can use to help you narrow down your selection. Making a decision that will impact every facet of life from the amount of time you get to spend with ...

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Dermatology – Riley McLean MD

This week, Prospective Doctor gets Dr. Riley McLean’s take on her path to medicine and career as a physician in Dermatology. Riley McLean MD is a physician and MedSchoolCoach advisor. She graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in History. During her time at Boston College, Riley served as a Teacher’s ...

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Transitioning From Medical School To Residency

Transitioning from medical school to residency can be daunting because that means going from theory to practice. It means more responsibility. Nevertheless, knowing what to expect can help ease the fear and allow you to better prepare. Leaving medical school for residency means transitioning from theory to practice, and it can be terrifying. Up till now, everything you learned was ...

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Nailing Your Medical Residency Program Interview

nailing your medical residency program interview

November may mean Thanksgiving and mouthwatering memories of mom’s apple pie for most students, but for students applying for medical residency, it marks the middle of interview season. Once again, you’ll find yourself in the hot seat, nervously fidgeting through questions vital to your continued existence…or at least it feels that way. It’s one of the most important moments in ...

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