EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Margaret Chase – Program Director Ohio State/Nationwide Med/Peds

In our first of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Margaret A. Chase. She is the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Read below to hearContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Margaret Chase – Program Director Ohio State/Nationwide Med/Peds”

Book Review: Peak Performance

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Burnout. A word we never want to associate ourselves with, but the reality is we all suffer from burnout at some point in our academic career. As medical professionals, we are motivated, determined, and work countless hours, often forgoing exercise, sleep, and a social life, at the expense of our mental and physical health. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Peak Performance”

Next Level Operating Room Tips

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Once you know the basics of how to look comfortable and be helpful in the operating room, it is time to push the envelope. Particularly for students interested in surgical fields, any opportunity to impress an attending or resident should be capitalized on. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, try to incorporate these residentContinue reading “Next Level Operating Room Tips”

How to Ask for Constructive Feedback

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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As you progress through various rotations, ask for constructive feedback. It will make you a better medical student and better physician. Who to ask? Ask anyone on the team that you had meaningful and consistent interactions with to provide you with constructive feedback. This list may include the attending, residents, interns, and older medical studentsContinue reading “How to Ask for Constructive Feedback”

5 Reasons to Take the Difficult Patients on Your Clerkships

When joining a clinical team during clerkships, one of the first things you will be asked is, “Are there any patients you are particularly interested in following?” When you are nervous about performance, it can be tempting to choose a relatively simple patient. Here, I will encourage you to choose difficult patients. 1. Faster LearningContinue reading “5 Reasons to Take the Difficult Patients on Your Clerkships”

The Value of Reflection

My medical school occasionally required us to turn in written assignments where we would have to reflect on certain rotations or clinical exercises, as is commonplace across the country. Though it may seem like frivolous busywork, there is substantial value in regular reflection. Regular reflection helps you develop a skill set that will aid yourContinue reading “The Value of Reflection”