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Kiesha Joseph is a Content Marketing Geek who lives for bringing change to the world. Ms. Joseph is an SEO Goddess who enjoys educating online audiences on topics various topics and social issues. On her off-time, the freelance entrepreneur enjoys cooking, eating, swimming and streaming TV online. Kiesha is currently the Content Manager for MedSmarter.com.

Top Pre-Med, Med Student & Graduate Resources: November 2019 Edition

By |2019-11-01T15:33:27-04:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup November 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed MedSmarter delivers valuable news, tips and resources to pre-meds, medical students, graduates and international doctors preparing to practice medicine in the US. We are a USMLE prep center operated by board-certified physician instructors. Our content creators are dedicated to giving you information that brings value to your life. Here are some valuable blog posts you should check out. Please leave your comments or questions in the comment section. We are here to help! 3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education What’s a good idea for creating a more diversity in medical education? Susan [...]

Work-Life Balance: Hobbies Matter When Applying to Med School

By |2019-11-01T17:06:14-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , , |

Many dedicated pre-med students take on the “work now, play later” philosophy. They assume it’s best to pay close attention studies and techniques and pay extra-curricular activities no mind. But the truth is… hobbies are key! Here’s why: When it comes to your medical school application, your hobbies are key to revealing your passions, communication skills and how you deal with stress. In other words, they show admissions committees that you appreciate and understand the value of work-life balance. This improves your chances of thriving in medical school. Work-Life Balance: Why Hobbies Are Key for Pre-Meds & Medical Students. Photo by Jopwell from Pexels. What Is Work-Life Balance? Essentially, work-life balance [...]

5 Steps to Prepping for Your New Residency Match

By |2019-11-01T17:06:14-04:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Residency Resources|Tags: , , , |

Yaaayyyy… you’ve been matched to a residency! But now, instead of taking a deep breath and enjoying the fruits of your med school labor, you’re worried about your next move. So, now what? Your residency match is the next phase in your medical student career. And just like everything else so far, there are tasks you must complete to prep for your new residency. Let’s discuss the top five… one by one. 5 Steps to Prepping for Your New Residency Match 5 Tips to Effective Residency Prep for Future Doctors Looking for effective ways to ensure you’re ready to start your new residency like a pro? Check out these top five [...]

What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine

By |2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the first woman to serve as dean and president of Morehouse School of Medicine. She’s also the first to successfully grow the freshman class to 100 students in almost 20 years, increasing diversity in medical education. But how? The Board of Trustees spoke about increasing the Atlanta med school’s number of freshman students entering the program. But leadership changes became a cycle, causing the number to continuously stall at only 56 students. Just three years after accepting the honorable roles of the School of Medicine’s president and deans, she did what those before her couldn’t. The medical school was finally celebrating its “first class of 100 aspiring [...]

Doctors Without Debt: Tuition-Free Medical Schools Lead the Cause

By |2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Medical News|Tags: , , , |

Doctors Without Borders has been working toward changing the pattern of doctors starting their new careers in debt. This cause, known as ‘Doctors Without Debt’, may be the answer. As the costs of medical care soar, thankfully medical tuition costs aren’t. In some cases, America’s med schools offer tuition-free programs. Such programs are making med school education history. Here’s how… Why Most New Doctors Start Off in Debt Attending medical school can be very expensive for most. This has caused many new physicians to begin their medical careers deep in debt. Because of this, many US med schools now use various means, including large donations, to offer free tuition to aspiring doctors. [...]

Top Pre-Med, Med Student & Graduate Resources: October 2019 Edition

By |2019-11-01T13:48:21-04:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup October 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed MedSmarter works hard to bring our students valuable resources, from getting into medical school to completing your residency with ease. We are much more than just a USMLE test prep center. Our team of physician instructors and content creators are dedicated to providing quality resources you can use.Here are some valuable posts for premeds, students and graduates that you may have missed. Feel free to leave any comments or questions in the comment section. We are here to help! Millennial Residents: Quality Training & the Fear of Physician Burnout Physician burnout is a very troubling issue [...]

3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education

By |2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , |

What’s a good idea for creating a more diversity in medical education? Well, according to Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH, some med schools have figured it out. She shared three schools and the unique medical programs they’ve implemented for more diverse-learning styles in med schools. They offer ways for students to provide care to the underserved, the underprivileged and other groups most students never get to treat in regular programs. Could this become widespread? 3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education. Photo by Jopwell from Pexels. Diversity in Medical Education: These 3 Programs Are Getting It Right Medical schools across the country have made unique strides to [...]

Stats & Trends for Women in Medicine: Closing the Gender Gap

By |2019-11-01T17:06:16-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Marjorie Stiegler is a practicing surgeon. As one of America’s women in medicine, she’s also studied gender stereotypes and bias in the industry for over a decade. Over the years, the woman doctor has tolerated many cutting comments. She even talks about a senior surgeon who complained about training women surgeons. In his biased opinion, they were all going to leave their professions to go have babies. And that was during Stiegler’s surgical training! Women Physicians Share Gender Bias Job-Related Nightmares Online She called for 30 women physicians to tell their stories related to gender bias in the workplace. Soon, women from across the globe shared their [...]

Top Pre-Med, Medical Student & Graduate Resources: September 2019 Edition

By |2019-08-27T19:24:14-04:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup September 2019 Hot Blog Posts You May Have Missed We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality blog posts each week. Some have become hot topics among our readers. Here are a few cool posts written just for premeds, medical students and residents that we think you should check out. 10 Tips to Help You Score 525+ on Your MCAT Exam One pre-med student we came across aced the MCAT with a score of 525 out of 528. This equates to a 99.9% score! He shares some tips with us on how to study for the MCAT. Our goal is to help [...]

3 Tasks You Should Complete 1 Week Before Starting Med School

By |2019-08-09T20:26:41-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , |

Summer is almost over. It’s one week before starting med school, and you’re wondering what else you can do to prepare. We have three tips to help you prep, so your transition into this phase of your life is as simple as possible. Complete them the week before medical school starts. Photo by energepic.com from Pexels. 3 Things to Do 1 Week Before Starting Med School One week before starting med school… 3 Tasks – Do the Following: Determine places where you can study and complete your schoolwork Figure out where self-care resources are located on-campus and within your local area Review your notes from orientation or come up with [...]

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