Go to as Many Interest Group Meetings as You Can

Alan Gambril, MD
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Where I went to medical school, we had numerous “interest groups”. An interest group is a group of medical students (mostly pre-clinical years) with a common medically-themed interest who meet on a regular basis. Most medical schools have numerous interest groups available. Examples include specialty groups (surgery, pediatrics, anesthesia, etc.), advocacy/policy groups (American Medical Women’sContinue reading “Go to as Many Interest Group Meetings as You Can”

Don’t Be Afraid to Stretch Yourself (Part 2)

Alan Gambril, MD
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You Can Handle the Stretch The goal of Med Student Edge is to pass our experience and knowledge to the readers in hopes of giving you a leg up. In Part 1, I told you a story of one of my big mistakes in medical school. I told you how I justified prioritizing studying overContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid to Stretch Yourself (Part 2)”

Don’t Be Afraid to Stretch Yourself (Part 1)

Alan Gambril, MD
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Don’t Do What I Did One of my biggest pitfalls as a medical student was my fear of stretching myself too thin. Grades have always been important to me. Like many medical students, I feel a strong sense of identity and accomplishment in my academic performance. As I began medical school, I was naturally apprehensiveContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid to Stretch Yourself (Part 1)”