How to prepare for surgical cases as a medical student

Like most students in medical school, I was excited to leave the classroom behind when I started clinical rotations. While being in the hospital is certainly more exciting than the library, this new setting requires a shift in learning style. The clear framework of the classroom-based pre-clinical curriculum (syllabi, lectures, PowerPoints, book chapters, labs, etc)Continue reading “How to prepare for surgical cases as a medical student”

Five Habits to Establish as a First Year Medical Student

Over the next several weeks first year medical students all over the country will be embarking on the beginning of their medical education. Getting accepted into medical school is huge accomplishment that denotes a level of commitment and perseverance over several years. With the daunting task of medical school facing you, it is important toContinue reading “Five Habits to Establish as a First Year Medical Student”

Five Tips to Success on Your Surgery Clerkship

As medical students across the country transition back to in-person clinical rotations, I thought it appropriate to share five tips on how to get the most out of your surgery clerkship and perform well. Here we go: 1.     BE ENTHUSIASTIC: For most medical students, this is your first time being a part of aContinue reading “Five Tips to Success on Your Surgery Clerkship”