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How to Build Successful Study Habits for Med School

  If there’s one thing that students learn in med school, it’s that you can be a smart, successful student without feeling stress or burnout. In fact, the most successful students are often the ones who approach learning as an adventure. They relish each challenge they face with curiosity and optimism. It’s not always easy […]

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Preparing for the Medical Residency Match

Gearing Up for the ‘Match’ Process Prospective and current medical school students wonder what it takes to make it through a competitive medical school program. What is required, not only to survive, but to excel. The Med School Minutes podcast met with Dr. Aqsaa Chaudhry, an alum of Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM), and […]

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The New Accreditation Outlook for International Medical Schools

All Caribbean Medical Schools must be legitimately accredited by 2024 Due to a requirement by the Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates, only students from schools who are accredited by a World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) recognized accreditor would be allowed to appear for the USMLE Exams starting 2024. To gain some insight into […]

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ECFMG Year 2024 Rule- what it means to you!

The Education Commission on Foreign Medical Education (ECFMG) is the primary body in the United States that oversees the policies and regulation around licensing International Medical Graduates (IMGs).  In order to take the USMLEs, and to apply for residency all IMGs must be certified by ECFMG.  This certification typically takes place after the completion of […]

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USMLE Step 1 Dec Blog

Every three to four years, the USMLE Management Committee conducts an extensive review and analysis of the passing standard for each USMLE Step 1 exam. This is done to ensure the passing score is consistent with the expectations of the level of content proficiency needed to apply important concepts to the practice of medicine.   […]

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6 Tips to Achieve Success in Med School

Studying in med school is no walk in the park. There’s no doubt about that. It’s not for everybody and once you’re in, you really have to work hard for it.  This just means that achieving success while in medical school is not that easy. To help you out, here are a few tips that […]

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Stress In Med School: How To Avoid Burning Out

Medical programs can be very stressful. That’s not surprising since becoming a doctor is not an easy path, but too much stress can have psychological and physical effects on the students.  As a result, a significant number of medical students experience burnout. This is a major problem because it can have serious effects on students […]

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What Do We Inherit From Our Mothers?

This weekend we celebrate Mothers. As some of the most kind, caring, and compassionate people in the world, it’s important to show thanks for their support throughout the years. Not only do they support you in your worldly endeavors, but they are solely responsible for your nurturing before you’re brought into the world. Because of […]

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