Posted tagged ‘ERAS’

Matchmaking

September 1, 2011

So much for keeping promises. Just dropping in with a very exciting announcement – today at 8:00 am Eastern, ERAS goes live! Good luck to all the 医師の卵 participating in the 2012 match season. I’m sure everyone taking part probably already has their credit card at the ready but don’t forget to register at NRMP as well.

While I have had tons of stuff going on recently, I’ve had very little time and now that I’m in the midst of 14 days straight of 12 hour shifts (Surgery day call), free time will continue to be in short supply. In addition to a proper update on how surgery core has been going, stay tuned for tips on how to rock Step 2 CS (I passed!), what to do & what not to do for Step 2 CK (waiting on that score…), an account of how peds core went and more!

Things of Epic Importance

July 31, 2011

Never let it be said that I don’t keep my promises. I vowed in January to update once per month (and twice per rotation) and by God, I’ll stick to it! Well, last month’s updates didn’t really touch upon how awesome my MFM elective at Maimonides was (I’ll get to that) and at this point, I’m 2/3rds of the way through my peds core but the awesome stories will have to wait because on August 17th, I will be taking an exam of epic importance – the USMLE Step 2 CK. It’s taken me a while to really get into extreme study mode but as the fateful date approaches, I am getting more nervous diligent and trying to really study until my eyes bleed. The other epic thing on the horizon is the NRMP which goes live on September 1st – I’ve been trying to get my things together on ERAS but I’ve still got a lot of work to do. Hopefully once the CK is done, I’ll be able to take some time and really check in. Until then, please enjoy this fun game and this cautionary tale. And wish me luck – this is serious business from here on in.