USMLE® Step 2 CS & COMLEX-USA® Level 2-PE Canceled: What This Means For US Medical Students, IMGs, & Institutions

Some medical students are breathing a sigh of relief that they have one less exam to study for: the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam. Th

Mar 2, 2021 by Osmosis Team


My Non-Traditional Journey Into a Top-100 Ranked Medical School

Can a self-proclaimed “poor-performing” student still do well in a top-100 ranked medical school? Yes! That is, if you “seize opportunities rather than being afraid of failure”

Mar 1, 2021 by Anthony Mompiere


All the World’s A Stage: The Links Between Acting and Medical School

English playwright William Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” While he undoubtedly meant that we all choose a role to play in

Feb 25, 2021 by Salem Elias

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USMLE® Step 1 Question of the Day: Spasms & Syncope

For today’s USMLE® Step 1-style question, we examine the case of a woman who is brought into the ER by her partner after experiencing a sudden episode of jerky movements and loss of conscio

Feb 24, 2021 by Osmosis Team


Using Stories To Mentally Survive As A COVID-19 Clinician

This article was originally published on Student Doctor Network, a nonprofit service to help build a diverse doctor workforce by providing free advising resources, tools, and peer support forums

Feb 22, 2021 by Stephanie Stephens


How to Develop your Emotional Intelligence as a Health Professional

Emotional intelligence may have once sounded like an odd term, but it’s an absolutely crucial skill to improve, especially in the medical field. Managing your emotional intelligence will help yo

Feb 18, 2021 by Mohamed Aldalou

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USMLE® Step 1 Question of the Day: Abdominal Pain

Each week, Osmosis shares a USMLE® Step 1-style practice question to test your knowledge of medical topics and help you prepare for the boards. Today's case involves an 8-year-old girl who's expe

Feb 17, 2021 by Osmosis Team

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NCLEX® Question of the Day: CPAP Masks

Today's NCLEX-RN® question of the day presents a scenario where an RN is observing a student nurse as they provide oral care to a client. The client wears a CPAP mask to protect against sleep apn

Feb 17, 2021 by Osmosis Team


Brave Enough: Exploring Language Barriers in Doctor-Patient Communication Through Narrative Medicine

Picture this: You are in a different country where you don’t speak the language and you have a medical emergency. The doctor does not understand you so you cannot be properly treated. Now imagin

Feb 15, 2021 by Allpa Tituaña


What Writing Taught Me About Practicing Medicine

Today on the Osmosis blog, OMEF Abigail Cano López shares how engaging in mindful writing practices like Narrative Medicine helped her navigate the stresses of medical school and ultimately learn

Feb 11, 2021 by Abigail Cano López