How to Change a Culture That's Killing Young Doctors

How to Change a Culture That's Killing Young Doctors

By: Ryan Kelly

Imagine you've just started your new dream job as an anesthesiologist resident. After four years in medical school and a mountain of debt, you're finally getting paid. Now that you're in the thick of the real work of caring for patients, you're nervous about making a mistake, but more than anything, you're feeling excited about finally doing the work you've prepared your entire life for.

And you're finally happy, right?

How to Prepare for Western Michigan (WMed) Homer Stryker Medical School’s Phone Interview

How to Prepare for Western Michigan (WMed) Homer Stryker Medical School’s Phone Interview

By: Ryan Kelly

“You can’t prepare for it.”  

That’s the general consensus surrounding the phone interview phase of Western Michigan’s admissions process.

It starts with Western Michigan itself, whose medical school admissions webpage makes a point to explain the function of what’s colloquially known as the “phoneterview”:

Why New York University Just Made Its Medical School Free

Why New York University Just Made Its Medical School Free

By: Ryan Kelly

Imagine winning $250,000. No, you didn’t go to Vegas, and you didn’t even buy a lottery ticket. You show up to your white coat ceremony on your first day of medical school, where the dean announces that “you get free med school, and you get free med school, and you get free med school. Everybody gets free med school!” It’s like Oprah on steroids.

The Hardest MMI Stations, Part 3 - "The Outbreak"

The Hardest MMI Stations, Part 3 - "The Outbreak"

By: Ryan Kelly

Warning! Warning! There’s a dangerously adaptive, highly resistant viral outbreak in your vicinity. It’s up to you, and a small courageous team of healthcare professionals, to isolate and nullify the threat. You must act quickly before the virus spreads and infects the majority of the population.

What will be your first steps of action, before the well-being of humanity is compromised?

How to Answer Tufts University School of Medicine’s Secondary Essays

How to Answer Tufts University School of Medicine’s Secondary Essays

By: Ryan Kelly

“What are they looking for?”

Pre-meds find themselves asking this question a lot as they complete their secondaries.

For Tufts, there doesn’t seem to be one straightforward answer. Based on its offerings, it seems to have a little bit for everyone. So, it appears that the school is keeping its secondary prompts rather broad, so that applicants can play to their own strengths.