It’s A No-Brainer: Study For Your Neurology Shelf With AMBOSS

It’s A No-Brainer: Study For Your Neurology Shelf With AMBOSS

Don’t let Neurology test your last nerve. AMBOSS has launched a Qbank and study plan optimized for the Neurology Shelf Exam. Our Neurology Shelf Qbank adds more than 330 relevant questions to help you prepare for your next exams. With an emphasis on teaching important high-yield concepts in a concise, yet comprehensive manner, the AMBOSS Neurology Qbank marries clinical application with theoretical knowledge in our library of topics, such as cerebrovascular disorders, infectious diseases, sleep conditions, and many more! AMBOSS also contains thousands of interactive and dynamic images, tables, flowcharts, and other visual resources for every subject matter.

5 Tips For Choosing Your Medical Specialty

5 Tips For Choosing Your Medical Specialty

Choosing your medical specialty is a huge decision which requires diligent research and gut-wrenching personal reflection. Atypical to many other professions, changing medical fields as a physician requires additional years of training, adding to an already insurmountable amount of time spent during med school and residency. While it isn’t impossible, it’s just much easier to get it right the first time around! In this article, we interviewed Laura Henry, a third-year medical student at UPenn, who will discuss factors to consider when choosing a medical specialty. While this article is based on the American medical system, it is anticipated that it will be beneficial for everyone, regardless of location. 

Prep for the Medicine Shelf with AMBOSS

Prep for the Medicine Shelf with AMBOSS

Whether you are completing rotations or transitioning to the wards, you likely know just how difficult it can be to find dedicated study time while, at the same time, managing newfound patient care duties. To help you prepare for your next exam, AMBOSS is happy to announce the launch of our full Medicine Shelf package, to be released later this month, containing 800 case-based questions. Developed by a dedicated team of over 50 physicians with USMLE-based exam experience, our Medicine Shelf package will encompass all high-yield topics, including achalasia, acute coronary syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypothyroidism, infective endocarditis and so much more.  

AMBOSS On The Road

AMBOSS On The Road

Wow! This has been a busy month at AMBOSS. Our medical editors, physicians and communications team are headed all over the U.S., including stops in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Bay Area. What better time than now to introduce our talented AMBOSS crew. They are extremely excited to connect with medical students like you and share the AMBOSS story with others. Here we go!

AMBOSS Exam Simulation: Just Like The Real Thing!

AMBOSS Exam Simulation: Just Like The Real Thing!

Unexpected situations can be stressful. With our new AMBOSS Exam Mode, you can now practice under board exam-like conditions so you can stay calm under pressure and maximize your score! Simulating a testing environment comparable to the NBME requirements, AMBOSS Exam Mode offers notes, picture zooming, calculator usage and lab value access. Full packages are currently available for Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics and OB/GYN, with new questions released weekly and full Shelfs offered monthly. Be sure to check out our growing Medicine and Step exam questions! 

AMBOSS Algorithms: The Unmatched (Part IV)

AMBOSS Algorithms: The Unmatched (Part IV)

Every medical student knows what the third Friday in March means. At noon on this particular day, graduating U.S. medical students learn where they will be spending the next several years of their lives. Medical schools across the country bedeck their campus with extravagant party trimmings, while serving catered food and offering campus-wide festivities. While all of this sounds grand, this day is anything but for some. Instead, it’s a culmination of an increasingly grueling nine months of composing Herculean applications, traveling extensively for interviews and engaging in intensive introspection. 

11 High-Yield Topics You Can Expect On The OB/GYN Exam

11 High-Yield Topics You Can Expect On The OB/GYN Exam

Scrub into the OR confidently with the new release of the AMBOSS OB/GYN Shelf. No matter which facet of medicine you are interested in, OB/GYN is a fascinating rotation that will afford you a wide breadth of opportunities. Flex your differential diagnostics muscles on everything from STIs to the miracles of life with our extensive OB/GYN Qbank, which contains over 200 case-based questions written by a team of 50+ physicians with USMLE experience. Questions focus on all relevant NBME topics, including postpartum hemorrhage, placental pathologies, pre-eclampsia and much more. 

You've Met Your IMG Match!

You've Met Your IMG Match!

According to the 2017 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) report, the number of international medical graduates (IMGs) who applied to medical residencies in the United States dropped from 7,460 in 2016 to 7,284 this year. Still, 52.4% of non-US citizens from schools abroad matched into a position, which was the highest rate for this group in over a decade (NRMP, 2017).

AMBOSS Algorithms: The Perfect Match (Part I)

 AMBOSS Algorithms: The Perfect Match (Part I)

Matching into a residency program is one of the most critical components for a physician, ultimately determining where they will work, sleep, eat and live for a crucial period of their medical career. Regardless of specialty, the matching process is extremely stressful, requiring medical students to apply to multiple programs, schedule away rotations, travel for interviews and determine how to rank their options. For those in a relationship, incorporating another person into the process can turn into a logistical nightmare! Check out some tips from Evan Kuhl, a PGY-2 emergency medicine resident at The George Washington University, who went through Match with his wife, Elsa. 

5 Tips To Survive And Thrive During Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are an exciting time. Finally, after countless hours in the classroom, you are now transitioning to a real-life, hands-on, practical care setting. So, what will make this transition to patient care successful? Here are some tips from Michelle Lundholm, a graduating fourth-year medical student from Feinberg and incoming Internal Medicine resident at Loyola University, Chicago. Michelle is sharing some advice for students who are just getting into their rotations. 
 

High-Yield Facts For Medical Students

High-Yield Facts For Medical Students

So, now you know our story is more than cheese and sausage (check out Hello, We Are AMBOSS). Our real passion is helping medical students like you prepare and succeed on exams. Periodically, we will feature important components of the AMBOSS platform. This week, our focus is on our interactive Qbank and our extensive clinical knowledge library. While these two aspects of our platform are strong enough to stand alone, when synchronized, they become an even more powerful learning tool.