Right Before Match Day, I Changed Specialties

“Was I tired of being a medical student and yearning for more responsibility, or did I truly not enjoy clinical care anymore? I didn’t know.” - Aaron Parzuchowski

Bouncing Back After Failure

“When I got accepted to medical school, I felt that I was finally at the finish line. But actually, I was just beginning the race.” - Sehr Kahn

Keck Checks Not-Quite-Mandatory Counseling

“The first time seeking help is the hardest. It’s especially hard as a medical student. We think a successful doctor should cope with all their difficulties on their own.” -  Catherine Song

Building Stronger and Healthier Relationships While in Medical School

“There are two skills that would benefit students as they navigate these issues: learning how to communicate about relationships, and identifying their own needs/knowing how to get support.”

ScribeMD: Self-Reflection Program for Medical Students

Journaling and self-reflection can be used as a method to minimize stress and burnout.

Maintaining a Spiritual Life in Medical School

Here is some advice for anyone who wants to also maintain their faith or spiritual life in medical school.

Making Time for Recreation and Hobbies

Considering the relatively high prevalence of burnout and psychological distress among medical students, it is imperative that strategies are employed by student communities and institutions to defend student freedom to find balance in hobbies or recreation.

Self-Care: The Foundation to Personal Success in Medical School

Nurture the Basics! Treat Yourself! Stay Connected!

Gratitude, Joy, and Resiliency

Attitude of Gratitude: How just 3 minutes per day can increase joy, happiness and resilience.

Imposter Syndrome

“Am I really meant to be here,” you wonder. How quickly will the school find out I am a fraud and they made a mistake admitting me?

7 Ways to Reduce Medical School Debt

Often-overlooked loan repayment programs. Smart budgeting strategies. Fee assistance programs. Young doctors have many resources as they embark on a medical career.

Taking a Break from Your Medical Education

Some medical students need to interrupt their medical education to accommodate educational goals or special circumstances. Knowing how to handle a leave of absence is important, so carefully consider the ramifications of how a break in your education may delay graduation or other milestones...

Inspiring Stories

There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician. If you are a medical student or resident and would like to participate in an Inspiring Stories interview, please contact...