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Which USMLE Subjects Are Best for Anki?
Which USMLE Subjects Are Best for Anki?

You can hardly set foot in any United States medical school without hearing about the popular flashcard tool called “Anki.” Anki is loved (and feared) by many, but is it a good fit for you? Compare these strengths and weaknesses of using Anki for your USMLE prep! What is Anki? Let’s start with the basics:

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Do Higher USMLE Scores Actually Make You a Better Doctor?
Do Higher USMLE Scores Actually Make You a Better Doctor?

For a period of time during your medical training, USMLE scores seem to be the only thing that matters. You’ve heard it before: study hard, score well. Devote your life to your dedicated study period, score high, and you can pick whatever residency you please. Your score, it seems, is absolutely everything. And then all

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How to Build Resilience in Medical School
How to Build Resilience in Medical School

As I am about to embark on the final semester of medical school in the midst of residency interviews, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my medical school journey. In many ways, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Maybe that was a good thing! Nonetheless, it’s been an

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What to Consider When Ranking Emergency Medicine Programs
What to Consider When Ranking Emergency Medicine Programs

Why did you choose emergency medicine? In the heart of the hospital, the emergency room stands as a sanctuary of controlled chaos. Bright, fluorescent lights cast an eerie glow over the room, illuminating a symphony of activity. Nurses move with purpose, their steps a rhythm to the urgent cadence of beeping monitors and ringing beepers.

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Why I Chose Internal Medicine as a Specialty
Why I Chose Internal Medicine as a Specialty

Before medical school, what did being a doctor look like to you? Maybe it was like being JD from Scrubs or Dr. House, or maybe it was being a character on Grey’s Anatomy. For me, it was being an internist. And as I reflect on my professional journey, I can’t help but marvel at how

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Studying During the Holidays
The Do’s and Don’ts of Studying During the Holidays

As the semester comes to a close, you may be faced with the conundrum of how to use your time off. Maybe you’ll choose to take a well-deserved break after three straight months of classes. Or, you may want to get a headstart on studying for your exams and keep up the momentum from last

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Take This Quiz & Find Out What Should Be on Your Med School Wish List! 🎁
Take This Quiz & Find Out What Should Be on Your Med School Wish List! 🎁

Are you having trouble figuring out what to ask for this holiday season, since you rarely buy anything for yourself in the name of delayed gratification? If so, you’re probably a medical student who could use a nice holiday gift. Take the quiz below to find out what you ✨actually✨ want for the holidays! Looking

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What to Consider When Ranking Pediatric Residency Programs
What to Consider When Ranking Pediatric Residency Programs

Choosing a pediatrics residency is a rewarding and impactful decision that often comes from a passion for nurturing the health and well-being of children. It’s a speciality that offers diverse patient populations and a dynamic experience, and pediatricians can witness tremendous growth and development while providing comprehensive care for their patients. The opportunity to form

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