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Applying to Residency: Emailing Residency Programs
Posted by Sarah Godfrey

So, you’ve gone for your interview at a residency program. Now what?

Many applicants struggle with when to contact a program after the interview day. Should you send a thank you to every program? Only the ones you are ranking highly? Should you send a hand-written letter or an email? While there are no clear rules for post-interview contact, there are some basic guidelines that you should follow.

Should I Start Studying for USMLE Step 1 at the Beginning of Med School? Yes and No
Posted by Sarah Godfrey

I remember how many questions I had before starting my first year of medical school. What specialty would I go into? Would I enjoy the practice of medicine? How was I possibly going to learn all of the material? The first year involves a lot of trial and error in trying to figure out your learning style in an educational environment that is very different from undergraduate classes. Knowing how important Step 1 is and how much you need to learn before then, should you start studying from the beginning?

How I Scored a 258 on USMLE Step 3 While Figuring Out How to Be an Intern
Posted by Sarah Godfrey

By now, you’ve probably heard from everyone around you how challenging your intern year is going to be. Learning how to put in orders, dose medications, stay awake for 27 hours at a time, and just how to function when working 80 hours a week is a steep learning curve. So how are you supposed to study for another Step exam at the same time? Believe me, it can absolutely be done! You just might need to be more proactive in planning out your study time in advance.

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