Across the horizon

So here we are, final year of medical school. Winding up (or to those lucky ones, already finished) electives, CaRMS applications submitted, and now just waiting for those interview offers to roll in. And according to Love Inc, because we’re all super stars, we should expect a bunch of interviews. This all means a lot

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Better than you think

Exhaustion from call; PTSD from getting barked at; loss of a social life. For many medical students, the surgical rotation during clerkship is supposedly the “doom and gloom” block. While it is a challenging block with a lot to learn, that is not a phenomenom unique from the other specialty rotations either. In fact, there

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Those Post Call Days

So for those keeping track at home, right about now marks just past the 1 month point since the actual beginning of clinical rotations. By now we’ve probably have had a decent exposure to a range of clerk responsibilities, including…(dramatic drum roll)…call. Yes, call, that one word that make your average preclerk pull off a

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What the FOAMed

So let’s cut to the chase. Sometimes classroom learning doesn’t cut it. Whether you just don’t like lectures or one particular subject doesn’t translate well onto the class note PDFs, you’re going to want additional resources. And let’s face it, textbooks? That’s so 2001, or earlier. Why pay hundreds of dollars to access information that

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