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Archive of posts published in the category: Articles
Jun
7

Racism in Medicine and America: Resources for Students, Residents and Attending Physicians

To combat racism in medicine and our daily lives you can educate yourself. Twitter has given us free resources to use to do so.

Nov
26

Holiday Gifts for Medical Students

For parents, spouses and friends of medical students it can be tempting to buy novelty doctor gifts for them for the winter Holidays. But in less than four years those “soon to be doctor,” “degree loading” or “doctor in training” shirts and mugs…

Oct
20

Podcasts for Long Drives

Image of the road, with text "2019 PODCASTS"

Over and over I’ve read an episode title and thought “Well, this will be boring” only to be so enthralled by what I’m learning that I have repeatedly missed my exit or driven past the hospital.

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…

Apr
3

Which Medical Symbol Is Correct? ⚕ ☤ $ 

Which Medical Symbol is Correct?

 The Rod of Asclepius… …is the “true” medical symbol, ⚕ , and is preferred by medical societies who know what they’re doing, including the AOA, AMA, AAFP, Air Force Medical Corps and Navy Medical Corps. If you once studied Greek mythology you might remember that Asclepius was…

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…

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.…