Self-Directed Learning

Alan Gambril, MD
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Self-directed learning is an imperative skill for everyone in the field of medicine. It is so important that I was asked about my personal approach to self-directed learning during a residency interview. One of my 2021 resolutions is to improve this skill. There is so much to know in medicine; no one will ever knowContinue reading “Self-Directed Learning”

Mentoring Up: General Principles

This is our second installment on a mini-series on “Mentoring Up”. For a general overview on developing relationships with mentors, see part 1. Here we will take a deep dive into the specifics of taking control of your mentor relationships. Why do I need to ‘mentor up’? Once you’ve found a mentor, they are investedContinue reading “Mentoring Up: General Principles”

My Approach to Making a Rank List

Alan Gambril, MD
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Congratulations! You have finished (or almost finished) the grueling interview season. Now it’s time to make your rank list. This can be an intimidating task that feels like it carries immense weight. But you’ve gotten this far, and all you have left is this one step. You no doubt have heard numerous approaches to makingContinue reading “My Approach to Making a Rank List”

Developing Mentoring Relationships (Part 1)

Prior to entering medical school, I worked at a consulting firm in Washington, DC. The environment was fast-paced. I needed to learn on the job, so I found a mentor. She pulled me aside after a meeting and said point blank, “I want to help, but you need to keep me accountable. Find a system.”Continue reading “Developing Mentoring Relationships (Part 1)”

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

Alan Gambril, MD
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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”