Taking Clinical Training Beyond the Clinic

Taking Clinical Training Beyond the Clinic

Every medical student has their own personal reason for becoming a physician. Driven by passion and a desire to make a positive impact on the world, it’s a choice made whole-heartedly, a pledge of devotion to the mission and practice. With that said, it can be difficult to keep from being one-track minded; the thought of veering off-path could feel like a mistake.

But the horizons are wide for medical students and are only continuing to expand. Careers in which you can apply your knowledge and skills creatively, outside of the clinic, are popular alternatives for those who think outside of the box. The key is to find those opportunities in unexpected places.

Start a Study Strategy with Your Personal Analysis

Start a Study Strategy with Your Personal Analysis

When you’re counting down the days before an exam, it’s best not to cram, but to take a more strategic approach. You want to work on your weaknesses as well as reinforce only the concepts that are most high-yield.

But when you’re in the thick of your studying, how can you get an accurate assessment of your knowledge and focus your time accordingly? Simply turn to your own personal analysis in AMBOSS and find a detailed road map to create your study plan.

AMBOSS is Partnering with SNMA

AMBOSS is Partnering with SNMA

Student associations offer understanding and encouragement to their members in the form of tangible benefits like special offers on study resources and “ins” with professional services. At their best, they function as ready-made communities of individuals with whom you can share experiences, find opportunities and grow.

At AMBOSS, we understand the importance of finding a support network that is “rooting for you to succeed.” We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with SNMA in an effort to help strengthen that network.

Slang on the Wards: The Meaning Behind Medical Argot

Slang on the Wards: The Meaning Behind Medical Argot

You’re in the on-call lounge one night and overhear the following report on the IM:

“I've already admitted three bounce-backs to the floor. Two are frequent flyers and one is a swallower. The last one is full code, by the way.”

But what could it possibly mean? Allow us to explain the meaning behind medical argot.

Studying for the USMLE Step 1 Exam

Studying for the USMLE Step 1 Exam

The expectation to do well on the USMLE Step 1 exam is high. While you’ll likely do as much research as you can figuring out how to properly prepare, the best way to truly understand what taking it is like is by turning to a fellow classmate who has gone through the experience herself.

Ugo Udogwu, a fourth-year student applying into Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, remembers Step 1 well. She shares her studying process, as well as its ups and downs, with us.

Ready for Step 1? Get More than Just a Qbank

Ready for Step 1? Get More than Just a Qbank

Think Step 1 sounds scary? It doesn’t have to be. The right resource will help you navigate the topics at hand as well as equip you with what you need to succeed in the long run. 

AMBOSS is that resource, offering you a powerful combination of tools that includes a comprehensive Qbank, a cross-linked medical Knowledge Library, smart study aids, high-yield images, an interface that simulates exam day conditions and progress-tracking capabilities.

Cure Sometimes, Care Always: Reflections on Palliative Care

Cure Sometimes, Care Always: Reflections on Palliative Care

Medical school dedicates a lot of time preparing you for everything you will encounter as physician—even what you can’t anticipate.

Yet, just as there are many things in medicine for which there is a playbook, there are just as many things which can’t be scripted. Palliative care is one of those things. Fourth-year medical student Tim Dang shares his experience.