Monthly Archives: February 2016

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Feb
29

AAFP National Conference & Scholarship

AAFP National Conference 2016

AAFP’s National Conference is a must-attend for third years interested in Family Medicine. My experience at conference last summer was amazing and I want to encourage any third years considering the trip to bite the bullet, spend the money and go to Kansas City.…

Feb
24

2016 North Carolina Family Medicine Day

The 10th Annual Family Medicine Residency Recruitment Conference-Family Medicine Day is on March 19, 2016! What: NC Family Medicine Day When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 (8:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m. EST) Where: Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone 1707 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27605 Cost: Free!…

Feb
22

Should you do an Ortho Sports Med elective?

Ortho / Sports Med Elective

Should you do an Ortho Sports Med elective? I have to admit, I’m biased to answer yes to this question. When I was a pre-med I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon, due to an adolescence filled with patellar dislocations and repeat visits…

Feb
19

Review: COMQUEST COMAT QBank

COMQUEST'S New COMAT qBanks

Pixie did a wonderful job on her review of the new COMAT question banks for COMQUEST, so I’ll be attempting to cover things that weren’t mentioned (or reaffirming the aspects that I also agreed with)! Question Banks There are 6 different subjects available…

Feb
15

Should you Scramble into Family Medicine?

AOA Post-Match Scramble

The AOA Match was on February 8th, immediately followed by the “scramble” of un-matched seniors. The scramble is the AOA version of the ACGME SOAP, during which fourth year medical students who did not match try to find a residency position with programs that still…

Feb
12

Social Media: 5 Tips to Curate Your Online Presence for Residency Apps

Five Tips to Cultivate your Social Media Presence

Social Media is Your Problem According to a 2010 Medscape survey 90% of program directors agree “residency candidates should be accountable for unprofessional behavior discovered through social media.” In 2015, a resident asked about my website during an interview – twice. While my sample size is small, I…

Feb
8

Review: COMQUEST’s New COMAT qBank

COMQUEST'S New COMAT qBanks

COMQUEST started 2016 with a bang by rolling out a new question bank just for COMAT shelf exams – and asked us at FMStudent to test it out! The Basics COMQUEST completely re-designed their portal to provide a better user experiences. As a former…

Feb
8

How are you studying for shelf exams?

Quick question, readers – we want to know how you’re studying for your shelf exams. Whether you’re MD or DO, third or fourth year, we have a super short 3-question survey, all easy-peasy multiple choice, to try and figure out what’s the most…