Succeeding in Medical School

As a medical student pondering your future as a physician, there are many key considerations in choosing a medical specialty to pursue. The most obvious move—particularly considering the $100,000-plus loan debts most medical students accumulate—may be to go straight to a list of the highest-paid medical specialties and proceed from there. Yet a physician’s day-to-day existence is shaped by factors that extend well beyond compensation.

Choosing a medical specialty: 4 questions to help get you started

As a medical student pondering your future as a physician, there are many key considerations in choosing a medical specialty to pursue. The most obvious move—particularly considering the $100,000-plus loan debts most medical students accumulate—may be to go straight to a list of the highest-paid medical specialties and proceed from there. Yet a physician’s day-to-day existence is shaped by factors that extend well beyond compensation.

Clinical informatics: What medical students, residents should know

As a physician, you will work to improve the health and well-being of individual patients. In the era of big data, however, there are new career options that allow for transformative care on an even broader scale.

What it’s like in forensic pathology: Shadowing Dr. Caruso

Medical students need academic coaching. Make the most of it.

With a voluminous amount material to learn in medical school, many students have turned to the study-aid Anki as a way to help master the knowledge they need to earn their MDs and DOs. Learn more about how to integrate Anki flashcards into your medical school study routine.

6 tips for using Anki flashcards: Make med school learning easier

How expensive is it to interview for medical residency?

Residency match made simple: From M4 to PGY-1 in 6 steps

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4 things to consider when researching medical residency programs

5 time-management hacks for medical students

3 big ethical issues medical school doesn’t prepare you for

Whether you call them millennials or digital natives, today’s physicians in training seem to be more proficient in communicating electronically and obtaining information. How does that translate to medical school or residency? When it comes to EHR training, one expert believes, it doesn’t. Find out why.

3 reasons your Snapchat habit won’t help you master the EHR

Acting the part: Professionalism do’s and don’ts during clinicals

4 study tips to help you ace your shelf exams

Away rotations

Leaving the nest: Looking at the pros, cons of away rotations

What you need to know about away electives and Match

7 clinical rotation tips from experienced physicians

Residents answer top student questions about away rotations

Medical students test-drive clinical skills before rotations

Student SOS: 6 ways to avoid distress in medical school