Best Kept Medical Specialty Selection Secrets

Best Kept Medical Specialty Selection Secrets

Choosing a medical specialty is one of the hardest decisions a medical student has to make.  Throughout their medical education, students are under a lot of pressure. From the basic sciences coursework to the board exams, then finally graduating with the MD or DO...

The Non-traditional Medical Student Journey

The Non-traditional Medical Student Journey

A nontraditional medical student is one that doesn't follow the "traditional" path of going from premed to med school without a break. Taking a gap year, starting a career before grad school, or switching degrees tend to make one a "nontraditional student."Many...

Medical Student Visa Tips for USA Immigration

Medical Student Visa Tips for USA Immigration

NOTE: This is not a legal resource and nothing in this article should be considered legal advice. Regulations and interpretations of law are constantly in flux. Seek appropriate legal support if you have questions regarding your visa application.There are several...

Should You Take A Gap Year During Medical School

Should You Take A Gap Year During Medical School

Premed students may take a gap year before medical school for a variety of reasons. The reason could be to gain clinical experiences, pursue a secondary degree, build their school applications/curriculum vitae, or handle unexpected life events. They may also wish to...

How to Succeed in a US Observership Program

How to Succeed in a US Observership Program

Clinical observership programs are a way for international medical students and graduates (IMSs, IMGs) to gain US clinical experience (USCE). Observing medical learners accompany a physician throughout their daily clinical tasks and gain valuable hands-off training....

Why You Should Explore a Dual-Residency

Why You Should Explore a Dual-Residency

Dual residency or combined programs offer a lot of benefits to residents as they get to experience and adapt to changing and volatile circumstances. They learn perspectives involving patient care, outpatient settings, professional development, and leadership roles....