Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Resource Review
Jun
1

Third Year Recommended Resources

The original purpose of FMstudent.com was to provide advice and recommendations to newly minted third year students on how to thrive in their first clinical year. Our founders are coming up on the end of intern year, however FMStudent will stay focused on the final two years…

Jul
14

Cardiology Rotation Resources

Resources for Cardiology Rotations

There’s a lot of internal medicine sub-specialty rotations you can choose from during your third or fourth year electives, and one that is frequently recommended is cardiology, or electrophysiology cardio (ie: EKG reading), lasting anywhere from 1-4 weeks. It can be one of the…

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…

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…

Nov
14

Sleep for Free on the Interview Trail

Free service for medstudents to find lodging for residency interviews

At a recent interview I met an awesome young woman who told me about a website just for fourth year students looking for free couches or beds to sleep on. The website is SwapAndSnooze.com, created by two EM applicants at UC Davis. The idea is simple…

Oct
2

Resources: OnlineMedEd.org Board Prep

Free Board Prep Step 2 Level 2

It’s the 1st of October and for many students that means Level 2 / Step 2 board prep is about eight months away. You’ve probably bought some books, been doing qBank questions and you’re learning at clinic and in hospital. You try to…