LONG TIME NO BLOG!!! I'm so sorry I've been so incredibly busy at the hospital and studying plus I haven't really known what I could even blog about for you guys (suggestions are open).
But considering I'm on my LAST CORE ROTATION OF THIRD YEAR... where has the time gone?!
I thought I'd compile what I used to study for each core. Now this is what worked for me and how I study best (visual learning and lots of repetition).
I used Online Med Ed across the board for all of my cores. I found it isn't as detailed as what NBME's are but it is an amazing summary of topics so I'd try to watch those videos in the first week to get a good foundation for my core.
UTILIZE THE NBME's!!!! Those were great learning resources. Again I used those for every core - I'd spread them out throughout the core and take a day going through the questions afterward.
Family Med: Case Files, Online Med Ed and NBME
Peds: UWorld, Online Med Ed and NBME
Psych: Online Med Ed, UWorld, First Aid for Psychiatry and NBME
OBGYN: Online Med Ed, UWorld, Case Files(while I was on the floor on 24's I'd go through the cases), NBME
Surgery: Online Med Ed, Pestanas, NBME, UWorld(Surgery, GI, Cardio, Renal, Rheum)
Internal (Currently): I'm trying to make myself go through one organ system a week using Online Med Ed, UWorld, and Step Up to Medicine + NBME's
Apps I've Used:
- Epocrates: pharm app
- BMI calculator
- AHRQ ePSS: screening tools depending on patient age, gender and smoking status
- MDCalc: various scores or screening tools
- Bilibaby: especially for NICU
- ABFMExamPrep: Family med questions
- Aquifer Cases
If there's anything else you want me to write about please let me know!