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Pixie is happiest reading with a cup of tea in hand. She enjoys women’s health, adolescent medicine, painting and polymer clay. For more info, see her much longer bio on the author page.

Jun
17

Dress to… Empower!

Woman in Blazer with Purse, looking over balcony, with Caption "Dress to Empress" and "What to Wear as Medical Student"

Most of the advice centers around concepts of trust, perceived competence and patient ease; and the claim that our clothing can influence these important elements of a patient interaction. So: what does data actually demonstrate?

May
20

Interview with a MS4: Part Three with Jordan Hoese

Choosing an FM Residency

I wanted a program that would prepare me to be a stellar outpatient and community doc but also super handy when things get serious and turn south…

May
13

Interview with a MS4: Part Two with Jordan Hoese

The Hidden Curriculum and leading FMIG

Today we have part two of a three part interview with Jordan Hoese, MD, MPH, a recently graduated fourth year medical student. She Matched into Family Medicine and let us ask her a barrage of questions about specialty conflict, hidden curriculum, Choosing Family…

May
6

Interview with a MS4: Part One with Jordan Hoese

A moral imperative?

Becoming a family medicine doctor felt to me less like a choice and more like a moral imperative…

Mar
14

Welcome to Family Medicine…

Whether it happened on Monday or today in SOAP I’m so glad y’all Matched to Family Medicine. Tomorrow both MDs and DOs who participated in the NRMP Match find out where they Matched to. Many DOs are still on rotations – it is…

Jan
30

MATCH 2019: Making Your Rank Order List

Match 2019 Rank Order List

It’s Match 2019 and I’m assuming y’all are quietly losing your minds trying to rank most of the programs you interviewed at over the past four grueling months. You’ve been checking notes (hastily written on airplanes), creating spreadsheets (does the quality of the cafeteria food get equivalent points to the quietness of the call room?), and re-writing your list again and again.

Jan
26

OnlineMedEd adds OMM Videos

OnlineMedEd adds OMM videos - making COMLEX studying easier!

Find out why these new OMM videos will help you do better on COMLEX.

Sep
2

COMAT Exam: Emergency Medicine (EM Shelf)

EM Shelf - The NBOME's newest COMAT and COMQUEST'S new qBank

The EM Shelf With the creation of a formal NBOME emergency medicine COMAT exam, DO students now have yet another test to study for. Lucky for you, COMQUEST is here with a new collection of practice questions designed for the EM shelf. Their overview…

Aug
8

Match 2019: ACGME and the Last of the AOA Edition?

MATCH 2019

Fourth Years… The Force is With You! As August begins fourth year medical students begin a seven month odyssey of anxiety, self-promotion and self-doubt. That’s right, they’re beginning their Match journey. It was incredibly frustrating as a student on rotations trying to compile…

Feb
4

It’s February and Rank List Day is Coming

ACGME Match 2018

It’s that time of year again, when fourth year MD and DO medical students agonize over finalizing a Rank List to submit for the ACGME Match. This year’s due date is 2100 on 2/21, less than three weeks away, and I know you’re…