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One Month Study Schedule for the USMLE Step 1

Here are three different schedules you can use if you have approximately one month left before your USMLE Step 1 exam. There are 3 different schedules you can follow. One is my creation, and two are other ones I found on the internet. If you have about 6 weeks left, see the prior post: 6 Week Study Schedule for USMLE Step 1 3 different study schedules for USMLE Step 1       Topher 2 2 days First-Aid for the ...

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Residency Over

My residency is finally over. If felt like a 5 year residency however it was only 3 years. I busted my tail the whole time. I left feeling underappreciated especially after my final review. I had lots of complaints ready for my last review but I held back. I had to think about all I went through and think about all the Caribbean students who never match. I still thanked my program directors during our gradu ...

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The Reality of the Caribbean School

[caption id="attachment_568" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Reality of the Caribbean School[/caption]   The Reality of the Caribbean School - The stigma is that Caribbean students are dumber than students who go to American schools. The reality I think is much different with a caveat. I consider myself to be a pretty intelligent person. Heck I am a card carrying Mensa member. Life issues took me ...

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Medical School: Dont Be Like Me

[caption id="attachment_613" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Medical School Education[/caption] Just like the title says, do not be like me. Really, it would be impossible to be like me. I went to medical school (basic sciences) with about 20 per semester with new students every semester so about 160 students at given time. I knew based on my interactions with each of them that I was smarter than 95% of th ...

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Caribbean Medical: Dismal Match Stats

[caption id="attachment_565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Caribbean Medical[/caption] You wanna here an awesome stat. I started with 20 people in my Caribbean Medical class. 2 of us were eligible for the match in 4 years which is the normal time for a US student. Only one of us matched at the normal time. The person had 2 parents who were physicians who were pretty prominent people and was still unable ...

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The slow death of the Caribbean Medical Schools

[caption id="attachment_547" align="aligncenter" width="831"] Caribbean Medical Schools[/caption] 1. First off, many states are following the California list. If you are not aware, the California list is a list of approved medical schools. It basically includes all the US schools, every other country's schools except a handful in the Caribbean schools. My school was not on the Caribbean list so what does th ...

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What are Caribbean students like?

[caption id="attachment_482" align="aligncenter" width="410"] Caribbean students[/caption]   Were you ever a member of the Indian Student Association at any University. This is what your whole medical school will be. Almost every medical school in the Caribbean is heavily weighted to Indo Paks. I would estimate about 90%. You’ll see heavy advertising in Indian hot spots like Zee TV and TV Asia and publ ...

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Medical School – What Sub-internships and Rotations should you take based off your electives

[caption id="attachment_480" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Sub-internships and Rotations[/caption]   I used this good resource about Sub-internships and Rotations I found on the University of Michigan website which has various pdf documents giving you guidance on which electives you should take based off your residency choice: University of Michigan - Medstudent The only thing that I think will diff ...

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Surviving the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_1239" align="aligncenter" width="609"] Surviving the Caribbean[/caption]   Students who go to medical schools in the US have many obvious advantages for the future including: 1. Better professors 2. Better facilities 3. Better pool of students 4. No limitations But one of the lesser discussed advantages is that they do not have to adjust to a new lifestyle. US based students liv ...

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Caribbean school

Here is how my weekend has gone in Caribbean school: [caption id="attachment_317" align="alignright" width="300"] Caribbean School Days[/caption] It was an eventful day on Friday. I studied a little in the morning. Couldn’t find a ride to Friday prayers so I took a cab. Went to class for 4 hours then played in a ping pong tournament. Lost in the semis. My semi-final match was interrupted a few times because ...

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