Sep
28

FM: Opposed versus Unopposed

Family Medicine - Opposed or Unopposed?

“Is your program opposed or unopposed?” It’s the second question I asked of each program at last year’s AAFP conference, but it’s not the right one to ask. First, let’s define about what I’m talking about. Definitions Are Important Unopposed – Means that at the primary educational facility (hospital)…

Sep
15

2017 Match Season Updates

ERAS has Opened

Today is the ACGME opening in ERAS, and that means Match 2017 is in full swing. We will be putting LOTS OF TIPS and info on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FamilyMedicineRocks/?fref=FMS) during the Residency Interview & 2017 Match season. We highly recommend you follow us…

Sep
14

An Interview with Swap&Snooze

Interview with Swap & Snooze

FMS Interviews Jess and Megan at Swap&Snooze Swap&Snooze is an awesome way for medical students to help each other out. Free to join, free to use, and free for sleeping when you’re on the interview trail. You have to prove you’re a medical…

Sep
7

Confirming my Commitment to Family Medicine

An experience in OB confirmed my commitment to family medicine

Confirming my Commitment to Family Medicine My final rotation of fourth year was a two week elective in OB/GYN. I’d chosen it in late January, with only a few days to cement my schedule I assumed by May I’d want to brush up on my women’s…

Aug
31

Tips to My Third Year Self: Christina & Jake Mutch

Tips To My Third Year Self

Why get answers from one fourth year, when you can get answers from two? Christina and Jake Mutch think back to the beginning of third year, to offer you five tips for doing great as you start your next clinical rotation. 1. OnlineMedEd. OnlineMedEd. OnlineMedEd. Do it.…

Aug
24

Fourth Year Tips from Marshall Ochi

Tips for Fourth Year Students

Part Two of our series of interviews with current FM interns, giving advice and tips for fourth year medical students embarking on the residency application and interview process. Today we’re interviewing Marshall Ochi, who has a passion for Sports Medicine and Matched to ProMedica Toledo Hospital Family Medicine…

Aug
18

Fourth Year Tips from Sean

Tips for Fourth Year Students

This fall we’ll be doing an awesome series of interviews with current FM interns, getting advice and tips for fourth year medical students embarking on the residency application and interview process. Today we’re interviewing Sean, an osteopathic student who Matched to a family medicine…

Aug
16

Match Season: Basic Resources

Fourth year students have a lot of timelines to keep straight, IMG’s have tons of programs to juggle and DO may be participating in both Matches. That is a lot of dates to track!  Here’s a quick list of the basic Match resource…

Aug
15

Tips to My Third Year Self: Trish Friederich

Tips To My Third Year Self

Recently I asked Trish Friederich if she could go back in time to the beginning of third year, what tips would she give herself, what advice might she offer? Here’s what she said: Trish’s Tips Always ask to do more: I did not ask to…

Aug
11

AAFP’s Strolling Through the Match

Strolling AAFP

Each year the AAFP releases a lovely PDF of information about the Match specifically for those of us who are applying to Family Medicine. The 2016-2017 version is out now, and you can download it directly here. Be sure to check out their…