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

By |2019-07-01T16:33:47-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups|Tags: , , , , |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup June 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed We've spent the past month producing some high-quality YouTube videos and blog posts for both pre-med and med school students. These are some of the hot topics that our readers and subscribers made popular throughout June.Visit the MedSmarter YouTube Channel. 2019 Summer Medical Internships for High School Students Who Want to Become Doctors Know a teen planning to pursue a career in medicine? There are summer research programs that offer medical internships for high school students. So, teens can start preparing for to become doctors now, while still in school. BLS Certification: American [...]

Learn How to Get the Best Out of Your Clinical Rotations

By |2019-05-31T19:37:03-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources|Tags: , , |

After all the hours you’ve put into attending med school, it’s finally time to explore medicine outside the classroom. You’re ready to explore the adventures of working in healthcare environments. But how do you get the best out of your clinical rotations, so you become an awesome doctor someday? Using Clinical Placements to Land a Prime Residency Interacting with real patients is something all medical students dream of doing. Also known as clerkships, clinical rotations give you chances to make long-lasting impressions on attendings, residents, directors, nurses and other hospital staff. Excelling during your clinical placement could lead to a prime residency placement! In 2015, the American Osteopathic Association published a study. It [...]

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 2

By |2019-05-31T19:24:52-04:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations 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 rotations is being disrespectful or rude to nurses. Being cordial to the women and men who assist physicians and care for patients most makes your job simpler, now and in the future. This is especially true for the nurses you work with, as [...]

10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations – Part 1

By |2019-05-31T19:25:06-04:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations 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 your first few years of study. But many common mistakes occur during your clinical years. When these issues come up, don’t be afraid to consult a mentor or anyone else in your training hierarchy on how to handle the situation. After all, they [...]


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