How Your Online Footprint Can Endanger Your Future Medical Career – And How to Fix It

As you advance in your medical career, you can expect future employers to take an in-depth look at your life outside of the hospital walls. As a result, it is imperative that you remember your persona is more than what you put on your resume or state in person; your persona is also who you appear to be online. You are a combination of all the information available online about YOU, and it is probably more than you think. Continue reading

USMLE Step 1 Average Match Scores by Specialty

What Step 1 score do you need to match

What Step 1 score do you need to match in the specialty you want? The NRMP just released updated results on the Main Residency Match® (See Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2014: Characteristics of Applicants Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2014 NRMP Main Residency Match (5th edition) Continue reading

One Easy Way to Improve Your Retention

Could You Be Taking Notes Wrong

Do you find yourself wishing you made better scores on tests? Why does the method of taking notes in a lecture matter? When we are writing, it is impossible to write down every word as fast as a person talks, so we have to be very selective in choosing which information is important enough to document. As we are listening to someone, we have to actively think through what is being said and summarize it to capture all of the main points. This method boosts our comprehension and retention of the information for success come test day. Continue reading