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You are not alone. This is probably the one sentence I was desperate to read when I thought standardized testing would derail my medical career. It is unusual to need to “figure out” multiple choice tests while enrolled in medical school; the competitive selection process typically screens out those who don’t ace such exams early […]
At some point many of us wonder if the career dreams of our childhood are unobtainable. Youthful optimism can quickly slam into the hard truth inherent in any desirable career: a lot of talented people are probably pursuing the exact same dream. Nowhere is professional competition more fierce than attempting to become an astronaut. A […]
Potential mentors are everywhere; potential coaches are not. Remember this distinction when seeking help with high-stakes multiple choice exams. Unfortunately, medical students and residents frequently confuse mentors and coaches, often with negative consequences. It is easy to determine someone’s rank within a hospital. Title (Professor, Chair, Dean), letters (MD, PhD, FACS), and clothing (long white […]
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