Don't rack your brain figuring out how to shine on your neurology rotation and prepare for the neurology shelf. These high-yield Step 2 resources will help you both maximize your performance and minimize any headache in the process.
Most students enjoy their obstetrics and gynecology rotation because it offers a unique mix of surgery, clinic, and labor and delivery wards. However, for these same reasons, the obstetrics and gynecology NBME subject exam can be challenging. The following resources can help you prepare for this exam.
When it comes to MS3 rotations, not all are created equal! That is because some rotations are inherently more difficult than others. While much of this can vary from school to school, one thing is certain: internal medicine is a difficult rotation.
More so, virtually every student, no matter what specialty he or she plans to go into, needs to have a solid grasp of medicine and do well on this rotation. The internal medicine NBME subject exam is one of the most difficult exams, but doing well on it can set students up to achieve high scores on USMLE Step 2. This post reviews the top resources to use during the internal medicine rotation.
Preclinical classes are to Step 1 as the core clinical rotations are to Step 2 CK. In the same way you can prepare for Step 1 by keeping up with the physiology and pathophysiology curriculum of medical school, so too can you do well on Step 2 CK by making the most of your clerkships. Here the most important strategies to do precisely that.
As medical students, we have spent our entire lives learning new information, and we are good at it! Now, however, our job is more practical, and we are not sure where to place all this knowledge. Trial and error of course lead to improved clinical experiences on rotations; however, I wish I had been told the following when starting out on my clinical rotations. These are some common themes and anecdotes I have gathered from a variety colleagues, residents, and attendings about finding meaning during clinical rotations. These suggestions are specifically for those rotations with a significant inpatient component (ie Internal Medicine)
Pediatric medicine is vastly different from adult medicine. For one, every patient doesn’t have high blood pressure, type II diabetes and high cholesterol. Other differences center around what diseases are common, normal vital signs and vaccines. The good news is, for all these differences, there are some top-notch resources that will help you successfully navigate your pediatric rotation, Shelf, and USMLE Step 2 CK prep.
No matter what specialty you plan to pursue as a doctor, it’s important for just about everyone to do well on the MS3 internal medicine rotation. Aside from maybe surgery, this rotation is regarded as of the more difficult ones. The internal medicine rotation often has longer hours, more requirements, and content-wise, covers the most material on the NBME exam.
The following are my top 3 tips for doing well on your MS3 internal medicine rotation!
Clinical rotations are a major part of medical school, and starting a new rotation can be daunting, especially in third year. The following are tips to help you succeed when you are apprehensive about your new rotation, or unsure about how to get started.
Love them or hate them, “rounds” are the quintessential medical school experience. It is during these protracted meetings of the minds that we learn about our patients, their progress towards renewed health, and the entirety of the medical laws and processes that govern their recoveries. Not only do we take time to formulate brilliant, well-articulated plans for our patients, but we psych ourselves up to stand up amongst peers and elders, and deliver a [sometimes not so] polished presentation of the patient to make sure everyone is well-informed.