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Pimping 101

By Justin Shafa, MS4, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Ask any medical student what he or she is most afraid of when starting clinical rotations, the answer will probably be “pimping.” In the medical realm, to ‘pimp’ describes when a more knowledgeable attending or resident Read more…

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How to Write a Case Report

by David H. Ballard, Surgery Preliminary Resident, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport and Mithil B. Pandhi, MS4, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine   Submitting a case report for publication can be a great first-exposure to manuscript writing. A case report has a different format and level of depth than basic Read more…

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IR 101: The Lingo

by Tyler McKay, University of Washington SOM 2016 So you’re interested in exploring the wonderful world of interventional radiology. Perhaps this is your first time hearing about the specialty and are interested to learn more. Maybe you are about to start an IR clerkship and want to brush up before Read more…

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Tips for Step 1 Success

by Maggie Chung, MS2, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Step 1 is often viewed as a daunting feat. Performing well on this exam is an important component of being a competitive candidate for residency. Given the weight of this exam, you should be prepared to put in a considerable amount of time and energy into preparation. Here are some tips to keep in mind while studying to help you excel.