Archive of ‘medical education’ category

A photo taken by my former classmate, now Dr. Lai, illustrating all of the books it takes to make a physician.

Dermatology Textbook Guide

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about which dermatology textbooks I recommend for premeds, pre-PA students, nursing students, and dermatology residents. There are SO MANY resources out there, enough to make our heads spin, and which book you like entirely depends on your personal learning style. Here are some of the ones that I […] Read more…

National Psoriasis Foundation Resident Meeting

National Psoriasis Foundation Resident’s Meeting

This past weekend I was in Philly attending the annual Resident’s Meeting with the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), a non profit organization whose mission is to “drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.” I haven’t been to any resident specific conferences before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but […] Read more…

Choosing a medical residency

Choosing a Medical Residency Program

It’s August and that means a) the summer is passing by way too quickly and b) it’s getting to that time of residency program applications again! For my friends out there who are in medicine, I know what you’re going through, and I’ve put together a bunch of #PathtoMD posts to help you out along the […] Read more…

Residency Program Rankings 2016

Doximity Residency Rankings 2016-2017

For the NEWEST residency rankings 2017-2018, please click HERE. Doximity’s 2016-2017 residency program rankings have just been released, hot off the press! I compiled a list of the top 10 programs for each specialty based off a methodology taking into account multiple factors. You can filter the rankings to search by reputation, research output, size of […] Read more…

Dr. Shoa Clarke

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Shoa Clarke, MD PhD

My dear friends, you are in for a treat today. Today I’m spotlighting one of my close friends from Stanford Medical School who is always astounding me with his neverending talents. Dr. Clarke is as passionate about research as he is about medicine, and he is training to see BOTH adults and children with a […] Read more…

kevin ku travel

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Ku, DO, Teaching Hospitalist and Attending

Name:  Kevin Ku, MD Hometown: Fremont, CA College: UC Davis Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Residency Training Program: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Current job: Teaching hospitalist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center   What was your main motivation in becoming a doctor? When did you decide on […] Read more…

matching in dermatology

How to Match into Dermatology (or other competitive specialties)

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to stand out as a dermatology applicant, and I wanted to write a post as part of my “Path to MD” series on some advice on getting into dermatology or any other similarly competitive medical specialties such as ENT, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, etc. As many […] Read more…

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