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Archive of posts published in the category: Student Resources
Jun
17

Why Do OnlineMedEd’s Free Clinical Education Videos Work?

FMS interviews OnlineMedEd.org

See my original review of OnlineMedEd’s free clinical education videos here: Resource Review and the first part of this series, interviewing Jamie & Dustyn about their philosophy. Why Do Free Clinical Education Videos Work? In some other Q&As I’ve read that Dustyn gives OnlineMedEd access to students…

Jun
14

Using OnlineMedEd for Family Med Clerkship?

OME for FM Rotation

FMS presents: Our downloadable guide to using OnlineMedEd.org to succeed during your Family Med rotation. Why the Guide? Family Medicine rotations are highly variable, lasting anywhere from four to eight weeks. OnlineMedEd is an awesome resource, and ideal for building a foundation in the ‘little…

Jun
10

The Philosophy Behind OnlineMedEd’s Free Videos

FMS Interviews the Folks Behind OnlineMedEd.org

To celebrate summer we’re doing a short series of posts interviewing Jamie and Dustyn, the creative awesomeness behind OnlineMedEd’s free videos. Pixie especially really loves the services they provide (both the great wealth of free videos and the additional paid services) and wanted…

May
21

Medical iPhone Apps for Third Year Med Students

Medical iPhone Apps

Here’s the list of medical iPhone apps I most used during third year. I’ve tried to list the most useful apps, skipping any that had one helpful screen and a bunch of garbage or bloat features. If you’re an Android user I also tried to note…

Apr
20

Resource Roundup: Third Year Advice for Current Second Years

Third Year Advice Roundup

Third Year Advice Round-Up Most of the class of 2018 are in the midst of board studying, stealing a precious moment to take a break and browse the web. Before you get back to doing practice questions we’d like to promise you that third year…

Mar
16

Learn During Downtime on the Wards

How to Learn On the Wards

Last year I quickly grew tired of carrying books in my lab coat pocket; they weighed me down and made my shoulders ache. However, I also loathe buying e-books for the iPad as most are poorly converted, rubbish scans of pages with poor search functionality.…

Mar
2

OSCE Apps: What are Your Options?

OSCE iPhone Apps

The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is required by most  medical schools now before you can take the Level 2 / Step 2 standardized patient exam. It involves less-than-life-like standardized patients with varied scripts and it can be a pain to study for.…

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
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…