The “Other Side” of Healthcare:...

Big changes are happening in healthcare. As physicians most of you are are aware of the increasing emphasis on primary care and the ever tightening budget that is restructuring how doctor’s are paid [quality over quantity]. Change is also happening here on the pharmaceutical side of things...

Interview: Insight from the Pharmacy for New Interns

During wards and even in medical school I always heard the phrase the “health-care team”. A team-oriented approach is vital for the patient’s well-being and finding career success in medicine. The paternalistic, sovereign physician working alone into the night is a thing of the...

8 Ways on How to Manage Stress in Medical School

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all .  – Khalil Gibran Hi everyone!  These days I’m finishing up my last block of second year while studying for boards. While my “dedicated” 6-week board study period won’t start until May...

8 Points For Matching into Ob/Gyn as IMGs

This advice is geared towards international medical graduates (IMGs), but I’m sure it can be helpful to others. I found it hard to find specific IMG information for Ob/Gyn applicants so I hope this can be a help to someone! These are in no particular order: My favorite thing about OB/GYN...

Finding Pride in Being Pakistani: A Reflection of a US...

Growing Up My name is Osman, named after the the 3rd caliph Uthman who led the newly created Islam two generations after the prophet in 7th century Saudi Arabia. I grew up listening to his stories of heroism and glamour attending the local Sunday school in a mosque surrounded by green trees and...

HY Advice for First Year of Residency

Congratulations on matching! All the years you’ve waited to finally start applying your knowledge, finally start making money, and to finally throw away that short coat that has cadaver stains on it is here.  Intern year can be intimidating. You may be thinking to yourself...

3 Dimensions of the First U.S African American...

In the morning of August 16, 1832 a 19 year old James McCune Smith stepped onto the wooden ship Caledonia on the piers of NY and set sail for Glasgow University across the sea to Scotland. He was leaving behind a world of prejudice, racial tension, and discouraging barriers to pursue his dream of...

5 Reasons to Invest in Noise Canceling Headphones in...

Let’s face the facts, medical students are poor, we’re up to our eyeballs in debt and don’t exactly lead the so called “doctor lifestyle.” Where we choose to spend our hard earned student loan dollars is not a trivial issue. I’ve had my pair of noise canceling for nearly my entire...

Visiting the Nyack I Never Knew

Take a turn on the Korean War Memorial Highway and make your way east, past the newly opened Nanuet Shops. Past the towering stone horse statues and the shivering sweatshirt clad men jogging towards the gym situated at its peak. Drive further and see the bright red letters of the Palisades mall...

6 Critical Questions I Ask Myself When Ranking...

Making my rank list order has been one of the most tedious tasks of my life.  One second I feel like Program A is the best fit for me and before you know it Program B has made its case to be at the top.  A few minutes later I’m considering Program C and then the process repeats itself. Is...