As September arrives, my thoughts always turn towards memories of being in school. The fun, the initial excitement… but then… with memories of school comes memories of exams. Inspired by the “How I work smarter series” this series will outline study tips for EM exams. They may seem a bit targeted towards the Canadian RC emergency medicine exam (because that’s the exam I wrote), but I’m hoping that most of the tips from …
There are lots of ways to prepare for clerkship, like finding mentors, reading up, and making learning goals, as outlined in this past post. While those tips will help you maximize your skills building and demonstrate your professional competencies, it’s also important to use clerkship as an opportunity to learn how to work as part of an interdisciplinary team within a complex health care system. There is growing recognition that quality care and …
This Counterpoint is an open letter that was written in response to a recent Globe & Mail commentary (Think medical school is for you? You’re probably wrong, Globe & Mail, July 16, 2014) which took a pessimistic perspective on the pursuit of medicine as a career. This piece contains the reflections of a resident physician, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos (BoringEM Resident Editor), who has just newly graduated from medical school.
Most medical schools and residency programs are not looking for a canned version of that clichéd answer – “I want to help people”,
It’s challenging to get into medical school and you are probably working diligently towards your goal.
Good luck – medicine can be an amazing career.
As an attending physician who is just about one full decade beyond your present point, I would like to thank-you for considering devoting your life to medicine.