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2504, 2019

10 Steps to Creating a Medical School Admissions Resume That Woos Them

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Medical Student, Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , |

Do you plan on applying to med school someday? Then, you need a medical school admissions resume that’s absolutely flawless. It needs to dazzle administrators responsible for reading countless applications from aspiring doctors. An Association of American Colleges report shows that the number of people who applied to medical schools increased at record pace in 2014. And the numbers have continued to rise over the last five years. That means [...]

2404, 2019

3 Types of Residents You’ll Grow to Love (or Hate) During Med School

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a medical student, there’s a bit of nervousness that comes over you when you know you’re about to be assigned a new resident. There are different types of residents, and you never know which one you’ll get. You wonder if it’s a man or a woman. Will the person be nice or mean? Is the person known for assigning nothing but grunt work to med school students? Can you [...]

2304, 2019

The Hospital Medical Hierarchy Every Pre-Med Should Understand

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School, Becoming a Medical Student|Tags: , |

As a child, you dreamed of becoming a doctor someday. You watch Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Hope mesmerized by the power and intrigue that come with titles like resident, attending or medical director. Every pre-med should understand the medical hierarchy of a hospital, so you know just how high to dream. The Hospital Medical Hierarchy Every Pre-Med Should Understand. Image by Halcyon Marine Healthcare Systems from Pixabay Every [...]

2104, 2019

Working in Silos: 5 Lessons Nurses Can Teach Med School Students

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

'Working in silos' is a phrase often used in the healthcare industry. The Silo Mentality refers to the mindset that leads certain departments to withhold information from others involved in the care of a patient or medical study. This leads to a reduction in efficiency and morale, which contributes to a demise in the clinical structure and culture as a whole. As a medical student, you need to understand the value [...]

2104, 2019

Doctor-Nurse Communication: Learn to Work Together Now in Med School

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , , |

Doctor-nurse communication and relationships play important roles in quality healthcare. As a future doctor, it's important to understand that you and the nurses around you will need each other. Together, you are a team! When doctors become commanding and controlling, the team becomes dysfunctional. So, you need to learn to communicate with nurses now, as a med student, before you start practicing medicine. Doctor-Nurse Communication Helps Drive High-Quality Patient [...]

2004, 2019

Tips for Future Doctors: How to Recover When Your Ego Renders You Powerless

By |April 20th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: |

Your ego is a destructive creature that ruins relationships, even when you’re in medical school. It's a blinding force that leads you to believe you are superior, but only when compared to others. You may feel powerful. But in reality, your ego renders you powerless. It takes energy to keep up the facade of being better than everyone else. As a future doctor, just imagine where you'll be in life [...]

1904, 2019

7 Signs You Need to Get Your Ego in Check Before You Ruin Your Medical Career

By |April 19th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

It’s hard for some people to stay humble knowing what they do is important in the world. That’s why doctors, lawyers and politicians are known for either being really nice, or being really cocky. As a med student, you must get your ego in check before you become a practicing physician. If not, you'll create a negative environment around you for the people you work for, with and around, as [...]

1804, 2019

5 Tips for Future Physicians: Taming Your Ego for Ultimate Success

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

Every individual has an ego. Some egos are larger than others. And some are downright unrealistic. Are you a high-achiever dreaming of becoming doctor? Then, taming your ego is vital to your success as a med student an aspiring physician. None of us are born with an ego. It tends to develop quite quickly during childhood and matures during teen years. As adults, especially those in the business of helping [...]

1704, 2019

The Art of Quality Patient Care: Listen While Others Talk

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

Listening is a very important skill for anyone planning to become a doctor. This skill will help you establish rapport with your patients. It's also the most effective way to come up with accurate patient diagnosis. To know what's really going on with your patients, you need to listen while others talk. Having great listening skills helps avoid potential lawsuits from patients. You'll also establish a good reputation with the [...]

1604, 2019

Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students – Part 2

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

Health & Wellness Tips for Busy Med School Students This is a 2-part series. Please click the link below to read part 1. Read Part 1 Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students - Part 2. Photo by Trang Doan from Pexels Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students - Part 2 6. Be Wary of Caffeine and Sugar Caffeinated and [...]

1504, 2019

Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students – Part 1

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

With long hours and inconsistent schedules, it’s no wonder med students have poor eating habits and constantly skip meals. Without proper diet, health and wellness decline dramatically. If you're looking for ways to eat better, we have 10 diet tips for busy medical students that are true recipes for success. Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students. Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels 10 Healthy [...]

1404, 2019

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 2

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources, Med School Student Resources|Tags: , , |

How to Succeed in Clinical Rotations for Medical Students This is a 2-part series. Please click the link below to read part 1. Read Part 1 How to Succeed in Clinical Rotations for Medical Students. Photo by Pranidchakan Boonrom from Pexels 10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations - Part 2 6. Disrespecting Nurses One of the biggest mistakes many med school students make during clinical [...]

1304, 2019

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 1

By |April 13th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources, Med School Student Resources|Tags: , , |

No matter the profession, mistakes are bound to happen. We all make them. However, as a professional, you must try your hardest to avoid them. Even during clinical rotations for medical students, there are common mistakes you can avoid altogether. People look up to you because they expect you to be flawless. During your training as a medical student, there are occasions when mistakes inevitably happen. Mishaps may happen during [...]

1204, 2019

Proceed While Others Stand Still: 6 Tips for Becoming a Morning Person

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

It can be difficult getting out of bed in the mornings after a long night of studying. Being a med student means getting up early to do work and taking care of late-night work, all in the same day. Because in the medical industry, you must proceed while others stand still. Despite the difficulties, it's possible to start a long day on a positive note. This makes it easier to [...]

1104, 2019

Persist While Others Quit: Stay Out of the Burnout Zone

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

During your time as a medical student, you may find yourself suffering from extreme anxiety. Your deal with difficulties that can become so overwhelming that you feel like just giving up. But if you want to achieve your goals of becoming a doctor, you must persist while others quit. Your life consists of countless hours of studying and demanding tasks you must accomplish. Learning how to become a [...]

1004, 2019

Clinical Residency Interview Tips & Tricks for Future Doctors

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: News & Events, Residency Resources|Tags: , , |

As an aspiring doctor, you dream of someday getting into the residency of your choice. Well, no one can really guarantee that. But we do have clinical residency interview tips to help improve your chances. Every future physician has a dream residency in mind. You need to make sure your application shines on the long list of qualified applicants eyeing your favorite residency programs in the USA. Clinical Residency [...]

904, 2019

Achieve Your Medical Career Goals: Prepare While Others Dream

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources, News & Events|Tags: , , |

What are your goals? We all have them. As a medical student, one of your biggest career goals is to become a doctor. This takes years of hard work and dedication to learning medicine and the art of patient care. That means setting goals and creating plans of action to help you achieve them. You need to prepare while others dream to stay ahead of the pack. The actions you plan can [...]

804, 2019

7 Steps to Become a Doctor After High School

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School|Tags: , |

Medicine is one of the most awesome paths to choose as a career goal. You've probably been dreaming of becoming a doctor since early childhood. If your wise, you'll start taking steps early on to become a doctor after high school. Become a Doctor After High School: These teens are members of the Macomb Future DOcs pre-college program. Image Source: Michigan State University Different Types of Physicians in [...]

704, 2019

Getting Through Med School: Focus While Others Don’t

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: |

Staying focused while learning how to be a doctor is vital. As a med school student, your mind moves in too many directions to count. But you have dreams of becoming a physician. So, you have to push through. That means keeping your focus while others don't. With all sorts of classes and US medical exams on your plate, there’s always a lot to keep up with in your daily [...]

604, 2019

Keep Your Stress Down: 6 Tips to Decide While Others Delay

By |April 6th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources, News & Events|Tags: , |

Every day you make decisions, right? Whether they're on what to have for breakfast or what you might do to accomplish your medical career goals, these decisions matter. Each one shapes your life. So, to stay ahead of the game and accomplish your goals as a med student, you need to decide while others delay. When you put off decisions, they bring on stress that leaves you distracted. This overwhelming [...]

504, 2019

The Life of a Medical Student: 10 Things Only You Understand

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources, News & Events|Tags: |

Many things medical students go through can't be understood by other people. Only future doctors find joy in sitting in a lab full of cadavers and handling organs. They also enjoy the complex medical terms used in class that only medical professionals understand. This is the life a medical student. One of the funny facts about medical students is that they can steal quick power naps just about anywhere. [...]

404, 2019

Plan While Others Play: How Badly Do You Want to Become a Doctor?

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources, News & Events|Tags: |

Everything you do in life costs you something. Whether it's time away from family, spending money or even missing your favorite TV show, there are costs. How badly do you really want to become a doctor? If it's bad enough, you need to plan while others play. Each big dream requires dedication and hardships. Studying to become a doctor as a med student usually comes from the dream of helping [...]

304, 2019

America Needs More Women Medical Students & Female Surgeons

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: News & Events, Women In Medicine|Tags: , , , |

For the last two years, women have outpaced men in medical school attendance. This shows that more avenues are opening up for women to forge paths in areas of medicine previously denied to them. The new trend is also leading to an increase in women medical students across the country. This increase in gender diversity in medical education is good news. However, Americans still have quite a way to [...]

204, 2019

Become a Doctor, Not a Dreamer: Study While Others Sleep

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: |

Studying while others are asleep is no joke. But it’s a major part of being in medical school and your way of life as a med student. Staying awake is just an additional struggle you face, along with making sense of the case study in front of you. We have six tips to help medical students stay awake while cracking those textbooks open. You need to pass USMLEs and other [...]

104, 2019

Its Time to Put These Top 5 MCAT Score Myths to Rest

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|

The MCAT, or Medical College Admission Test, is a standardized exam you must pass to get into most medical schools. This article identifies misconceptions about getting high scores on this US medical exam. Learn the truth behind these MCAT score myths. Busting the Top 5 MCAT Score Myths Because it is such an important test, people often go online looking for tips or other information. The problem with [...]

2503, 2019

2019 Summer Medical Internships for High School Students Who Want to Become Doctors

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School|Tags: , , |

Are you a teen planning to pursue a career in medicine? There are summer research programs that offer medical internships for high school students. So, you can start preparing for your future as a doctor now, while still in school. You need to participate in as many relevant extracurricular activities while you're still in high school. These activities help grow your medial skills while building your professional resume. They [...]

2103, 2019

Premeds Must Develop These 3 Skills Before Applying to Medical School

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School, News & Events|Tags: , , |

Every premed student knows there’s a lot of planning to do before applying to medical school. Oftentimes, you're so caught up with requirements that you neglect other aspects of your life. There are challenges you face during premed related to your attitude toward others and life in general. Developing certain skills now helps you overcome them before moving on to the next phase of your future medical career. [...]

1903, 2019

10 Tips for Developing Good Bedside Manner as a Med School Student

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources, News & Events|Tags: , , , |

Becoming a doctor requires attending medical school, passing USMLEs, gaining clinical experience, and landing a residency in your field.  Being a good doctor means learning how to respect the nurses you work with and providing patients with good bedside manner. Once your clinical rotations begin, you’ll need to learn how to thoroughly assess patients quickly. Starting intravenous lines and inserting gastric tubes will become regularly tasks. These and other [...]

403, 2019

Join MedSmarter at AMSA ’19

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , |

For the Love of Medicine ”Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” – Hippocrates Join MedSmarter at AMSA - March 8-9th, Washington DC It’s official, MedSmarter will be at the upcoming AMSA Convention in Washington, DC on March 8th & 9th! Visit our Booth #6 and learn what “A Smarter Approach to a Career in Medicine” is about.  MedSmarter is devoted to assisting pre-medical and medical students, IMGs [...]

2002, 2019

MedSmarter Nominated for Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Award

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , |

PRESS RELEASE Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – February 20, 2019 – Recognized as a leading organization, MedSmarter has been nominated for an IMPACT Regional Business Award. Reflective of Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation while enhancing our quality of life. In the words of Don Mahmood, Chief Business Officer of MedSmarter: It [...]

1402, 2019

Couples Who Study Together, Succeed Together

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CS|

A Valentine's Day Match “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you." – Walter Winchell Organic Match. We, at MedSmarter, are passionate about matching students to high USMLE exam scores and opportunities that enhance their education. Our hearts fill (we don't mean Cardiac Tamponade) with joy to see our students succeed. Match-day is one of the most critical and stressful days in the career of [...]

1601, 2019

What it Means to Serve

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|

What does it mean to Serve? “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzi, Nobel Prize Winner Small changes can make a big difference. A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competencies or values.  To do so, one must be so fluid that they leave their ego at the door, and look to see what [...]

701, 2019

Hope is a Powerful Thing

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: USMLE Step 2 CK|

The Power of Hope. I had taken the USMLE Step 2 CK exam and failed it twice, which ultimately left me feeling depressed. Failing this exam for the second time was difficult to deal with - It was a feeling that can be best described as being in despair. I felt like I was in a deep pit and when I looked up I could see the light, [...]

2808, 2018

Announcing the Launch of the Newly Redesigned MedSmarter Website

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: News & Events|

It's here! The Launch of the Newly Redesigned MedSmarter website. It's not really news, but it is our job to keep you informed.  We are announcing the launch of the newly redesigned MedSmarter website! After several months of hard work, we are delighted to announce this launch.  The main objectives of our site re-design efforts were focused on aesthetics, simplifying the content, and increasing the visibility of courses and [...]




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