Category Archives: Medical School

Monthly Interview Trail Update and Musings

Interview Status: 63 Applications Sent 37 Invitations (2 complete, 28 scheduled, 7 unable to schedule) 6 Pending (programs who have not yet sent any invites) 2 Waitlists 4 Rejections 14 Pending (invites sent to others but I have received no … Continue reading

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In the event that you haven’t seen …

And, here’s a little JDS for you, easily translatable to surgery (one of my favorite blog posts of all time, particularly when I start to feel a bit lost): You won’t be asked if you were working on a wonderful, … Continue reading

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Last Call

I recently had a bittersweet last call as a medical student. I can’t say it was one to quit on, but it certainly made me glad to have that chapter of my life finished. On the last service I rotated … Continue reading

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Carry On

In the midst of sub-I season, which means that while I am rapidly accruing subjects that I want and need to blog about, but have no time or energy to do so. The past few months have been an incredible … Continue reading

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Bullying in Medical School

The New York Times recently posted an article about medical student mistreatment (“The Bullying Culture of Medical School”) on its Well blog. The only thing that surprises me is that anyone in clinical medical education would be surprised by this … Continue reading

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Give the people what they want: Neurosurgery Match, July edition

Since this post regarding my thoughts on the Neurosurgery match process is one of my most viewed, I thought I’d update it a bit. Since March, I applied to two away rotations at major academic medical centers (you would recognize … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to now, 8:18 PM on a Thursday edition

Crazy Cowboy Dream – Robert Earl Keen (I can’t find a good clip, other than this guy covering it, does a pretty good job considering Portuguese is his first language). I love the imagery of REK – particularly this song … Continue reading

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