The Clinical Experience That Shaped Me
Apr 12, 2019 by Caitlin Molczyk
Clinical experiences can shape the way clinicians think, feel, and their approach to providing care. A med student shares an important experience as she learns to become the best doctor she can be.
As a 7 year old learning about how my grandpa gave himself insulin injections ever... Continue reading
How to Stick to a Strict Study Schedule in Medical School Using Osmosis
Apr 9, 2019 by Veronica Danquah
Get tips on how to stick to a strict study habit to be successful in medical school and the boards.
The pressure of the reckless flow of water from the water-hose gushed down my throat hours upon hours without a slight moment to catch my breath and then, I woke up! Eager as ever... Continue reading
Learning How to Use Spaced Repetition in Medical School
Apr 8, 2019 by Austin Eakin-Love
Second year med student dramatically improved ability to memorize and recall medical facts with spaced-repetition.
As a Canadian graduate entry student, I believed I began my medical degree with a solid understanding of the way I learned best. Having completed a BSc in biochemist... Continue reading
How To Choose Your Specialty
Apr 3, 2019 by Elad Eylat
How to choose a medical specialty that's right for you. Advice from a fourth year medical student.
As I’m writing this, I find myself at the end of the process of choosing my specialty...I think. Maybe by the time you have read this post, I’ll have already changed my mind a... Continue reading
Tips on finding the right residency program for you
Mar 26, 2019 by Amin Azzam
Dr. Amin Azzam shares tips on finding the right residency program for you.
So you’ve figured out what kind of doctor you want to be? Congrats! That’s a major milestone worth celebrating. And soon enough you’ll need to start the process of applying to a residency in your chosen... Continue reading
Osmosis Updates: Mobile App Update - March 2019
Mar 8, 2019 by Heidi Hildebrandt
Mobile App Update - March 2019
The Osmosis Product team has been designing, researching, and developing to improve your mobile Osmosis experience, and we’re excited to share these product updates with you!
What is SOAP and why should you care?
Mar 5, 2019 by Osmosis Team
SOAP® stands for the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program®, and is part of Match Week which occurs the third week of March each year. As many know, Match Week consists of a grueling process of...waiting. This is a time that truly tests one’s patience.
In order to understand SOAP, a... Continue reading
Ace the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX-USA Level 1 with the Osmosis Study Schedule
Feb 21, 2019 by Osmosis Team
Right now many medical students are thinking about the USMLE® Step 1 and/or COMLEX-USA® Level 1 and how to best use their dedicated study time. Osmosis is here to make your life as a medical student easier, and with the latest updates to the study schedule we’re making your life a bit more effici... Continue reading
How I'm Managing Medical School with OCD
Feb 21, 2019 by Jason Lundy
Medical school is hard, but I’m sure you know this already. What they don’t tell you though, is that many medical students experience high amounts of stress – and this stress carries well into residency and beyond. As a result, mental health conditions can be exacerbated by the stress. A month in... Continue reading
How I Studied for the Shelf Exams and Survived Clinical Year
Feb 21, 2019 by Claire Donnelley
To be fair, I offer no magic answers. The clinical year is challenging, both academically and emotionally. You don’t always have time for the gym or watching the latest episode of GoT, and even though sometimes you have the greatest day, other times you just want to curl up in a ball and cry. I h... Continue reading