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Match Week: Navigating the Mess with Know-How, SOAP & Water

Updated Feb 2020. Dr. Leila Javidi is back to answer all of your Match Day and SOAP questions in this FB Live Q&A.

To quote Leila:

"It's Match Week and we know you have questions about the SOAP... but furthermore, we know you have unspoken questions about what it means to not match into your first choice or match at all. Whether you are an applicant, or a support system for an applicant, we have the answers to your questions!"

Topics covered:

  • Logistics of not matching and navigating the SOAP
  • Addressing the emotional aftermath of not matching (or not matching into your first choice)
  • Making the most of this networking opportunity (for those who matched and didn’t match)
FB Live Q&A: Residency Interview Dos & Don'ts – Etiquette, Tough Questions, and What To Do After

Dr. Fred Bertino hosted a FB Live Q&A session entitled,  "FB Live Q&A: Residency Interview Dos & Don'ts – Etiquette, Tough Questions, and What to Do After.

Watch and listen as he discusses all topics related to residency interviews!

FB Live Q&A: Success In Your Med School Interview

Dr. Tedi Begaj hosted a FB Live Q&A session entitled,  "FB Live Q&A: Success In Your Med School Interview." 

Here he addresses questions related to preparing for your med school interview, as well as other common med school admission-related concerns.

FB Live Q&A: Demystifying the ERAS Personal Statement

Dr. Brian Radvansky hosted a FB Live Q&A session entitled,  "Demystifying the ERAS Personal Statement." 

Here he addresses questions related to your ERAS personal statement, as well as other common residency advisement-related concerns.

FB Live Q&A ~ Confidence: You Can't Fake It But You Can Get It

Dr. Emma Husain — our Medical Tutor and Admissions Consultant — hosted a FB Live Q&A session last week entitled, "Confidence: You Can't Fake It But You Can Get It..."

To quote Emma:  "The only thing you're really good at is being yourself."

FB Live Q&A - Getting Into Med School: What You Really Need To Know

Dr. Nick Lunig— our Medical Tutor  — hosted a FB Live Q&A session last week, focused on "Getting Into Med School: What You Really Need To Know." To quote Dr. Lunig:

FB Live Q&A: Thought Organization for USMLE Step 1

Fred Bertino, MD — our Medical Tutor and Admissions Consultant — hosted a FB Live Q&A session last week, focused on "Thought Organization for USMLE Step 1." To quote Fred:

"
You’re almost there! You’ve rocked UWorld, you’ve exhausted First Aid- you many have gone above and beyond and read a few other texts cover to cover…

...But how do you prove it on exam day?

In this half hour, l discuss the beginning and end of your course — from resource selection, to tackling UWorld, all the way to dividing up your exam day sections!

It’s a jam-packed info session with the highest yield strategies for rocking Step 1."

Clinical Thinking: Preparing the Mind for the USMLE Step 2 CK — FB Live Q&A

Fred Bertino, MD — our Medical Tutor and Admissions Consultant — recently tackled how to prepare for Step 2 CK during third year. Here's what he had to say prior to the Q&A session:

"It’s a nebulous time, third year. You’re out of the classroom, but still expected to study as if you’re in one. Textbooks for every rotation pile up, and a brand new UWorld Qbank of Step 2 CK material seems to block the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Emotional Burden of Medical School and Residency: Med School Tutors FB Live Q&A

Emma Husain, MD — one of our most experienced medical tutors and a certified admissions consultant  made her Facebook Live Q&A debut last week discussing mental health and the medical education experience. Here's what Emma had to say:

"The process of getting into medical school, getting through medical school, getting into a residency and getting through a residency is incredibly difficult. Competition is high, standards are high, stress is high, and expectations are often unrealistic. There is a huge emotional burden associated with the path towards this profession and few forums in which to discuss it. As a closed group, medical students and residents suffer depression, low self esteem and despair, yet are reluctant to discuss it among themselves.
"I want to open the doors to a frank and open discourse about how and why mental health deteriorates in these situations; in addition we will discuss how to promote good mental health and protect yourself from potential damage to mental health inherent in a medical career."
How to Develop Your ERAS Rank List for a Successful Residency Match — Facebook Live Q&A

Leila Javidi, MD, MPH — our Medical Tutor and Admissions Consultant — is back with some helpful pointers for your ERAS. She debuted our new Facebook Live Q&A series, and we've included the recording below. First up, here's what Leila had to say:

"Choosing your number one spot for your ERAS rank list just may be the easiest of all...it's picking the order of everything that follows that can be the challenge. In my experience, what is most difficult for medical students is taking a quality self-inventory of what is most important. I find that geographical location, prestige of the program, faculty interests, curriculum, the benefits and the overall feel are really the things that we are truly balancing when deciding which program trumps which. 

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