MedSmarter Blog Roundup August 2019

Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality weekly blog posts you can actually use. Some have become hot topics among our audience. Here are some hot posts written just for medical students and pre-meds that we think you should check out.

4 Medical Schools in Georgia

The 4 Medical Schools in Georgia: Degree Programs, Tuition & Requirements

There are currently only four medical schools in Georgia. One is public, while the other three are private universities. Knowing what types of degree programs each one offers, tuition and degree requirements helps you decide which one is best for you.

4 Medical Schools in Georgia: Degree Programs, Tuition & Requirements

Why Would a Medical Student Want to Live in Suwanee, Georgia?Why Would a Medical Student Want to Live in Suwanee, Georgia?

Money magazine voted Suwanee, Georgia one of America’s Top 10 Best Places to Live. This is awesome news for medical students attending Emory, Morehouse, Augusta or Mercer University. Not everyone wants to live in the Big City of Atlanta.

Why Would a Medical Student Want to Live in Suwanee, Georgia?

Akrit Pran Jaswal: Transforming a 7-Year-Old Boy into a Successful Surgeon

Akrit Pran Jaswal: Transforming a 7-Year-Old Boy into a Successful Surgeon

When Akrit was just seven years old, he became famous across the globe. The child-doctor performed surgery on another child who’d suffered bad burns as a toddler. This eight-year-old girl’s burns had melted her fingers together.

Akrit Pran Jaswal: Transforming a 7-Year-Old Boy into a Successful Surgeon

The Story of Arpan Doshi: UK’s Youngest Doctor EverThe Story of Arpan Doshi: UK’s Youngest Doctor Ever

When Arpan Doshi graduated from the University of Sheffield in July 2017, he was well on his way to becoming the United Kingdom’s youngest doctor. At the young age of just 16, he completed his French Baccalaureate.

By 17, he was accepted into Sheffield’s medical program.

The Story of Arpan Doshi: UK’s Youngest Doctor Ever

VIDEO: USMLE Step 1 Pathophysiology of Diabetes – Part 1

USMLE Step 1 Pathophysiology of Diabetes discussion from MedSmarter. The video below is Part 1 of a  2-part series. We break down the concepts in simple terms in shorter videos so students can focus on the Educational Objective to get a deep understanding of the concept.

More Popular Posts for Pre-Meds, Med Students & Graduates by Category

Here are a few more blog posts that have been very popular with our readers. We’ve divided them up into categories to help you zoom in on the topics that interest you most.

BLS & ACLS Certifications

BLS Certification: American Heart Association CPR Study Guide – Are you preparing for the Basic Life Support Certification Exam? We created this study guide to help you with your BLS test prep. These are the CPR guidelines set by the American Heart Association (AHA).

10 Tips for Passing Your ACLS Certification Exam – Are you preparing to get certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support? We have 10 tips to help you study so you’re well prepared to pass the ACLS certification exam.

Top 3 Things to Remember from Your BLS Training Course – Are you a pre-med or medical student studying to become a doctor? Well, you will need BLS certification throughout your career. But there are three things you may forget from your BLS training that could stop you in your path.

8 Awesome Study & Review Tips to Help You Pass the ACLS Exam – You must get ACLS certification to provide healthcare in the US. If you want to practice medicine, it’s imperative that you study hard, so you pass the ACLS exam.

General Resources

The Hospital Medical Hierarchy Every Pre-Med Should Understand – 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.

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

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 1 – 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. Learn how to prepare for clinical rotations and avoid common mistakes.

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

USMLE Resources

Medical Student Tips: Prepare to Ace Your USMLE Step 1 Exam – The US Medical Boards is said to be one of the most challenging exams you’ll take as a med school student. You need effective prep if you want to ace your USMLE Step 1 exam, which covers topics related to basic sciences.

How to Ace the USMLE Step 2 CK Like an Expert – Dr. Syed N. Kamal, MD is a recent med school graduate. He’s also an instructor at MedSmarter in Suwanee, GA. Students enjoy his energetic, bubbly teaching style while learning how to ace the USMLE Step 2 CK.

USMLE Step 2 CS: How to Write Notes for Standardized Patient Encounters – Writing patients notes is an essential part of passing the USMLE Step 2 CS. You must include notes that effectively educates the physician reviewing them with accurate information about standardized patient encounters. It’s up to you to relay the information using notes within 10 minutes, before moving on to the next standardized patient (SP).

Valuable Tips & Resources to Help You Ace the USMLE Step 2 CK – As a medical student, you know how important it is to pass the USMLEs if you want to practice medicine professionally in the United States. USMLE Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) assesses your ability to work within a clinical setting while applying science knowledge. All you need are some valuable tips and resources to help you ace it.

5 Tips to Help You Score High on the USMLE Step 1 – According to most medical students and graduates, the USMLE Step 1 is the hardest, most stressful exam you’ll ever take in med school. How you perform on this US medical licensing exam could essentially affect the clinical rotations and residency you land in the future.

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