The posts below have been arranged by the phase of medical school that they are most relevant to. Taken together, they form an organized “CaRMS Guide.” While reading them in order would be best, they were all written independently and should be able to stand alone. As you read them, keep in mind that they are only one opinion. Seek out others from your own mentors and form your own opinion on the best way to go. For more information about these articles see below. Happy CaRMSing!
I. CaRMS Guide: Pre-Clerkship Phase
II. CaRMS Guide: Clerkship Phase
III. CaRMS Guide: Research in Medical School
IV. CaRMS Guide: Application Phase
V. CaRMS Guide: Interview Phase
VI. CaRMS Guide: Life after CaRMS
CaRMS Guide History
The secondary impetus for starting BoringEM was to provide a stockpile of the CaRMS advice that I have been providing to medical students on a one-on-one basis to a wider audience. Unfortunately, as the mentorship section that the CaRMS articles have been posted to is arranged by the date of publication of each article, it is not very easy to work through it. While I tried to make these posts as comprehensive as possible, I’m sure there are some gaps. If you have questions that are not answered in any of them, please get in touch with me and let me know. I’ll either try to incorporate an answer into one of the existing posts or write a new one to address it.