Welcome to Med Student Edge.
Med Student Edge was created to provide direct information to medical students on success in school in order to prepare for and complete a successful match in the field of their choice. Having just completed the matching process, our creator, Dr. Boyd realized that there was a tremendous amount of relevant information that he had to learn by going through the application, interview, and match processes. While he had great mentors, he felt there were gaps in the advice he received along the way—particularly as his home institution did not have an integrated plastic surgery residency program.
The objective of Med Student Edge is to create a free, detailed guide for medical students addressing topics from achieving success in the pre-clinical years, to excelling on clerkship rotations, to applying for residency, interviewing, and matching. Information will be tailored towards medical students at every level of their personal and professional journeys. While the aim is to provide assistance for achieving academic and career success, Med Student Edge is also committed to discussing medical student well being and how to be successful while enjoying life and the journey towards achieving one’s goals.
Meet Our Founder
Dr. Carter J. Boyd is a plastic surgery intern at the NYU Langone Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. He is from Shreveport, Louisiana and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine with an MD/MBA in 2020. He is specifically interested in medical education, mentoring medical students and those interested in entering medical school.
Dr. Amjed Abu-Ghname is a plastic surgery intern at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his medical school at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. He later completed two postdoctoral clinical research fellowships in plastic surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Baylor College of Medicine. As a big advocate for international medical graduates, he is passionate about creating a network that can help all medical students find a mentor in their field of interest. He is interested in pediatric craniofacial and reconstructive surgery, 3D-printing medical devices, and mentorship. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Jamal Egbaria is an intern in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2020. He is interested in cardiac and regional anesthesiology, mentoring and teaching medical students, and podcasting as a source of education and entertainment. He is here to remind to you to take a load off and have some fun. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Patricia Oby Ekwueme is a psychiatry intern at Yale New Haven Hospital. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed medical school training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with a dual MD/MPH degree in 2020. Her interests in psychiatry include child and adolescent psychiatry and early childhood trauma, in particular racially based trauma. She is also passionate about mentoring medical students, especially underrepresented minorities. Views expressed here are her own.
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Dr. Alan Gambril is an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) intern at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, graduating in 2020. During his four years, he developed a passion for medical student mentorship, as both a mentor and a mentee. He is interested in chronic diseases of childhood, pulmonology/critical care, clinical reasoning, and medical education. He plans to pursue a career in academic medicine. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Zach L. Gentry is an intern in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine with an MD/MBA in 2020. He is interested in gynecologic oncology, medical education, and medical mentorship. Views expressed here are his own.
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Donald Hathaway III is a fourth-year medical student at St. George’s University School of Medicine. He will graduate in 2021. He is passionate about sharing the information he has accrued during his time in medical school and he is especially interested in helping other International Medical Graduates (IMGs). He believes that although it is more difficult for IMGs to match into the residency of their dreams, it is not impossible, and that is why he wants to share what he has learned. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Anisha Khanijow is an Obstetrics and Gynecology intern at the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine with an MD/MBA in 2020. She is passionate about creating an open and welcoming mentorship platform to help medical students get the most out of their four years of medical school. She is also interested in medical education, women’s health outcomes, and cost-effective healthcare. Views expressed here are her own.
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Dr. Timothy J. Olivier is a current internal medicine preliminary intern at UMass Medical Center and a future physical medicine and rehabilitation resident (starting July 2021) at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is from Massachusetts and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from UMass Medical School in 2020 with an MD. His academic interests lie primarily in pain medicine and interventional spine. He is passionate about the mentorship and success of medical students from nonmedical backgrounds, and those that have had difficulty finding mentorship and advice.
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Dr. Trey Richardson is an internal medicine intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2020. He is interested in pulmonology, critical care, academic medicine, and medical education. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Bailey Roberts is a PGY-2 general surgery resident at Northwell Health General Surgery Residency in Queens/New Hyde Park, NY. She is from Tampa, FL and completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University in Auburn, AL followed by medical school at Florida International University in Miami, FL. She graduated from medical school in 2019. She is interested in pediatric surgery, medical education, and mentoring medical students.
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Dr. Joe X. Robin is a first year orthopaedic surgery resident at NYU Langone Health. He graduated from UAB School of Medicine in 2020. He is interested medical education especially mentoring medical students. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Jack Wilson is an orthopaedic surgery intern at the University of South Florida. His undergraduate education was from the University of Alabama. He completed my medical school in 2020 at the UAB School of Medicine. He joined Med Student Edge to have a positive impact on medical education. Through this outlet, he hopes to help educate and guide medical students on how to get the most out of their four years of medical school. There is no substitute for hard work, but his goal is to help you work smarter. Views expressed here are his own.
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Dr. Patrick Young is an orthodontics resident at Augusta University. He is from Johns Creek, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Georgia in 2016, graduating summa cum laude with highest honors from The Honors Program with degrees in Biology and Psychology. He attended dental school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed a dual DMD/MBA degree in 2020. He is specifically interested in personal development, tutoring, and advancement of the dental profession.
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