Mnemonic Monday: Too Many Monkeys*…Hypercalcemia!

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By Molly Lewis

Mnemonic Monday - Too Many Monkeys HypercalcemiaWhile nutritionists may tout the benefits of “three servings a day of milk, cheese, and yogurt,” having too much calcium in your blood does not end well! Excess dietary calcium is almost never the cause of hypercalcemia, though, so what does cause a patient’s calcium to rise above 10.2 mg/dL (2.8 mmol/L)?

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Med School Done Right: Practicing Residency Interviews Years In Advance

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By Luke Murray

This post is part of a series called “Med School Done Right,” which will look at not just succeeding in medical school in the narrow terms of “getting good grades,” but at shaping the kind of experiences you want to have during these (usually) four very important years of your life.

“Doing medical school right” means something different to everyone. For some, it means expanding their depth of medical knowledge for a future yet unknown. For others, it’s the preparatory stages for a specialty they’ve been focused on since childhood. But, for others still, the path is unclear. Considering your remaining time in this unique period of your life/career and thinking about how you’d like it to play out – what, exactly, the “right” experience should be for you – can be a vague and consequently daunting exercise. As I’m wrapping up this time in my life, I’ve come across an experience that would have helped me greatly, had I used it as a thought experiment at the beginning of my journey: the residency interview.

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For IMGs: Advice Regarding the ECFMG Certificate

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By Sarah Wesley

Congrats, you have matched! At this point, the euphoria of matching might be wearing off as you begin to receive zillions of emails and packets from your respective programs. You have probably already discovered that you are going to need to gather a ton of paperwork before you head across the pond to your U.S. residency. I would like to discuss one of the documents you will need – the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate.

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DO Corner: DO Post Match Perspective

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By Sean Martin

This year, more MD and DO students alike elected to pursue postgraduate training in primary care specialties. In the osteopathic match, family medicine matches increased by 11% and internal medicine matches increased by 9%. So, from a DO perspective, what does it mean that more MDs are going into family medicine? Well, for now, not a whole lot.

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LMGMO ft. Dr. Naasty – Study Rock Anthem – NYMC Class of 2015

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We love this video from:

The New York Medical College Class of 2015 and Dan Sammartano

Parody of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem, created by the

Med School Done Right: Don’t Let Others Tell You What You Should Care About – Part 2

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By Luke Murray

This post is part of a series called “Med School Done Right,” which will look at not just succeeding in medical school in the narrow terms of “getting good grades,” but at shaping the kind of experiences you want to have during these (usually) four very important years of your life.

Read part one of this story here.

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DO Corner: Structure of COMLEX Level 1

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By Sean Martin

One of the major rumors I’ve heard around campus lately surrounds the structure and scoring of COMLEX. Depending on the school you attend, you may have noticed that some students have a real grasp of what is going on and others seem to be a little confused. I am writing this post to set the record straight and to give you nothing but the facts, with maybe a couple of tips thrown in.

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