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  • Is this patient high-risk?

  • Created January 19, 2018 by Figure 1
  • A 55-year-old female presents with a low-grade fever, a new heart murmur, and Janeway lesions one week following a dental cleaning, and a preliminary diagnosis of infective endocarditis is made. Prophylactic antibiotics are administered prior to dental cleanings to prevent endocarditis in patients considered to be high-risk. Which of the following valvular conditions requires prophylactic...VIEW >
  • 7 Tips For Finding A Job After Residency

  • Created January 18, 2018 by Ryan Bucci
  • Each year, thousands of residents in their final year of residency have the daunting task of surfing through thousands of job openings, determining which state they would like to practice in, and negotiating potential contracts. All of this can seem overwhelming for those who don’t have a large social network to lean on for additional...VIEW >
  • How to Keep Your White Coat Looking Sharp

  • Created January 17, 2018 by Katie Imbrock
  • Whoever decided that doctors should wear white coats must not have spent much time with sick patients. Throughout your career, you will need to employ a number of techniques for removing unsightly and unsanitary stains from your coat. From blood and coffee to C-diff, here are some tips. Basic care The first step in keeping...VIEW >
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  • Creating Your Rank List for Match Day

  • Created January 16, 2018 by Q Lee, DO
  • This time of year medical students are beginning to think of where they may match for residency. At this point in the application cycle, most candidates have completed a number of interviews and have an idea of what characteristics make up their ideal program. However, many candidates consider only a handful of major criteria when...VIEW >
  • Positive Thinking for the Year Ahead

  • Created January 15, 2018 by Adelle
  • Looking Back at 2017 As another new year rolls around, I try to take some time to reflect on what went well in the past year and to look at the year ahead. This past year had its fair share of stressful moments, but what really kept me going were the small victories along the...VIEW >
  • Making Clerkships Work

  • Created January 12, 2018 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • Are clerkships a grind, or a boon?  It’s up to you. The second-year students are moving from the pre-clinical curriculum to the clerkships this week. This transition is exciting—after all, seeing patients is what they’ve come to medical school to do, and now it’s finally happening....VIEW >
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  • 6 Steps to Create an MCAT Study Plan

  • Created January 11, 2018 by AAMC Staff
  • To say you are busy may be an understatement! You’re balancing a full course load, work obligations, extracurricular activities, friends and family—it’s a lot to juggle. It’s no wonder that when it comes time to take the MCAT exam, students want to know what the best way to prepare is....VIEW >
  • 5 Soft Skills Every Medical Student Needs

  • Created January 10, 2018 by Cassie Kosarek
  • As any practicing physician can attest, adequate medical care extends beyond pure medical knowledge to extensive interpersonal skills and well-calibrated self-awareness. While many medical and premedical students emphasize their fitness for medicine by highlighting their superior performances in academic realms, “softer” skills—like the ability to collaborate with colleagues and to recognize the limits of your...VIEW >

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