Welcome Interns!

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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We are excited to announce and introduce our two interns, Calais Nobuhara and Theo Sperber. We are so thankful to have them working with us this winter to help make Med Student Edge more user friendly and accessible to you. Read about them below, and be sure to check out our social media pages. YouContinue reading “Welcome Interns!”

My 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

It is now 2021. The year we have all been waiting for. 2020 was one of the collectively hardest years in memory, but we can all take so much away. Let’s take the lessons of the past 365 days to make the next 365 full of progress, happiness, and success. Here are a few ofContinue reading “My 2021 New Year’s Resolutions”

Crafting the Perfect CV

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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To help you set goals, identify weaknesses, and formulate strategies for improvement, we are excited to offer curriculum vitae coaching sessions. These sessions are specifically tailored towards first, second, and third year medical students in order to develop strategies for achieving a competitive residency application. The earlier you are in your medical school education, theContinue reading “Crafting the Perfect CV”

How to make a rank list?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Now that you’re nearing the end of interviews, you are probably wondering how to make a rank list. Before you make a rank list, there are a couple things you should do first. Know How the Match Works Every year there are students who think that there is a strategy to outsmart the Match, beatContinue reading “How to make a rank list?”

The COVID-19 Impact on Medical School Admissions

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Several of our Med Student Edge team members contributed to the national discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the medical school admissions process. In their article, Dr. Gambril and colleagues outline several of the key obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced for undergraduate students interested in applying for medical school. Their perspectiveContinue reading “The COVID-19 Impact on Medical School Admissions”

Continual Self Improvement

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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As we look to turn the leaf to 2021, the new year beckons us with a natural reminder to strive towards continual self improvement. While it is commonplace for many to make personal resolutions, be sure to set academic and professional goals for yourself. Set a goal to learn something new each day. Read aContinue reading “Continual Self Improvement”

Making the Most of Each Interview

Bailey Roberts, MD
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Congratulations! You made it to the interview phase of residency applications. After combing through thousands of applicants, someone thought you might make a good fit for their program! But still, they are interviewing a couple hundred applicants that are very qualified—just like you. In fact, your interviewer alone will probably talk to 20-30 people throughoutContinue reading “Making the Most of Each Interview”

Remember to Say Thank You

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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However you may be spending the Thanksgiving holiday this year, the day serves as a good reminder to us in the interview and application process. In interviews, it is very easy to get focused on selling ourselves to programs and perfecting our pitch. In doing so, we can lose sight of some of the smallContinue reading “Remember to Say Thank You”

Interview Fatigue

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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As we continue to progress deeper into interview season, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the importance of self-care and personal rejuvenation. After completing just one interview, you readily realize how completely exhausting residency interviews are. Compound this effect with virtual meet and greets and subsequent interviews, you can very quicklyContinue reading “Interview Fatigue”

The Psychology of Interviewing

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Part 2: During the Interview In my last article, I touched on science-backed ways to help prepare yourself for an interview from what clothes to wear, how to prime yourself to feel powerful, and what research to do in order to make the interview seem more conversational. From a psychological perspective, much of an interviewContinue reading “The Psychology of Interviewing”