2022 In Review: This Year's Most Popular Blog Posts
As we approach the final month of 2022, here’s a look at our most popular stories from premeds, medical students, and residents on the blog.
- Breaths to Calm
Do you struggle with anxiety before or during standardized exams? Medical student Raya Iqbal shares data on how diaphragmatic breathing and meditation can improve exam performance.
- The “No Flow”
How do you handle a series of rejections — or even worse, complete radio silence — when looking for shadowing opportunities? Sanjana Pawar shares her story and tips for persevering.
- Interview Day: Showcasing the Real You
Black women continue to face discrimination based on their hairstyles in school and in the workplace. Phaedra Johnson shares her perspective and experiences while interviewing for medical school.
- The Guinea Pig Complex
Michael Foster jokes that he is part of the “guinea pig class.” He started medical school during the pandemic and was part of the first cohort of students to take the USMLE pass-fail.
- 4 AM Night
Fourth-year medical student Neha Panigrahy shares a transformative experience during an overnight hospital shift.
- A Premedical Student’s Journey with Casey
Annalisa Botchway's experience assisting Casey, a 37-year-old woman with down syndrome, prepared her to become a lifelong student of medicine.
- Freed from Expectations: A Lesson Between Documentation and Reality
Most medical students begin their clinical years at a community hospital, family clinic, or university health system. Patrick Samones’ first clinical rotation was a little different — read about his experience working at a forensic psychiatric hospital.
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