About the blog roll:
This will be a running list of blogs I actively read. Though not being on the list doesn’t mean I don’t suggest the blog, it’s just not brought up at the moment for a number of reasons (mostly likely time and forgetfulness). As time goes on, I will edit the list to add to it. But, for now, here are my common reads:
Physicians and aspiring Physicians
MD Admit – physician, MD attending. I met Dr. Miller online, I don’t quite remember how a little over a year ago sometime in early spring. I remember this because I was panicking about applying to medical school, most certainly like how some of you are/will be/already have. When I was applying, I was terrified. After finding out more about me, she then sent me an email (that I still have) egging me on and dropping tons of pointers that helped “de-mystify” some aspects of the application. Later on, I found out she was actually running a company for advising applicants in medical school by stumbling onto her book on Amazon. Why she took the time with me free of charge I’ll never know (go doctors!), but I hope all my viewers will check her blog out. Her blog, book, and the MSAR and are an essential combination for any applicant.
HotarunoKoya – post graduate MD fulfilling residency requirements, *Japanese language only*. To the few readers in Japan, or those comfortable in Japanese, this is a perfect blog — if not one of the best no nonsense medical blogs out there. The blog starts from this physicians orientation to medical school, continuing all the way onto their graduation. I set my blog up after being inspired from hers, it’s surprisingly concise and succinct yet accessible. I’ve never tried to use Google translate, but you’re free to give it a whirl if you want to see what the blog is about.
MD PhD to Be – medical student, MD/PhD candidate. Currently kicking butt and taking names as a dual degree student. This blogger also write for a number of well none medstudent outlets, so to say she’s productive would be an understatement. If you want to know what type of life an MD/PhD leads then this is your blog.
Dreamer Doc – medical student, MD candidate. This is one of the best composed and informative blogs out there. It overs the entirety of medical school, as the blogger is currently a senior doing clinical rotations. If you’re not subscribing to this blog then you’re really missing out potentially.
Aspiring Minority Doctor – medical student. This blogger dedicates their time to helping other premeds along the way. If you’re looking for a blog to inspire yourself, learning more about this blog and all the things they had to overcome is a great motivational point. This blogger knows what it takes to get into medical school, and is driven on their own accord.
Med School Queen – medical student, DO candidate. This blogger is probably the most popular social media medical student known to premeds, so she probably needs very little introduction. To help others she tends to bring a refreshing candor, a humanistic side to the journey to being a doctor.
5 Year Journey – medical student, MD candidate. This is one industrious and helpful blog, you’ll find tips for applying for medical school, webinar updates, and when she has time she even manages to critique primary and secondary applications free of charge. This blog is really dedicated to helping others through their journey.
White Coat DO – medical student, DO candidate. This account has great content and organization, so it’s a great resource for those interested in medical school and medicine. Here you can keep up to date with graduate medical education (if you don’t know what GME is don’t worry you will soon, like all of us) updates, other interesting write ups, and pertinent links.
The Health Scout – medical student, MD candidate. This blog is great because you may simultaneously learn something and laugh. The writer expresses themselves with both word and cartoon — it’s sort of like when the “funnies” were in the daily paper, albeit a medical orientated comic strip. She’ll soon be starting her 3rd year, I can only imagine what imagery she’ll later share with us as she becomes active in the hospital.
This Medical Life – medical student, MD candidate. Writing is a dying art of communication, no where is this more apparent then when we all sit down and take the verbal section of the MCAT for the first time. The blog covers a diverse amount of topics in a “writerly” way, from healthcare to life lessons.
The Crafty Premed – this is a great premed blog, especially for those in the mist of the prerequisite battle (or if you want a preview of what you have in store for you as a premed towards the end of your course work career). Becoming a doctor starts with being a premed.
MedEd101 (Medical Education 101) – when you’re a medical student and resident, if you’re fortunate, you may make rounds around the wards with PharmD students. As a future physician you’ll often (most of the time) encounter patients who are on a myriad of drugs. PharmD students are masters at adverse reactions between medications, dosage strategies, and other things you’d learn if you dedicated your education to the pharmacology side of medicine. I can only hope the PharmD I get to learn interact with in the future is as helpful and knowledgeable as the owner of this blog.
Nurses and aspiring Nurses
Nurse with Glasses – mental health nurse. Blogs about mental health, the importance of family support for patients, and other issues we often don’t brush up on enough as we pile our noses into text books.
Pre Nursing Chick – RN student. If you want to read up on the struggles our friends in nursing have to endure here’s a good place to start. You can watch this account go from RN student to RN to the sky’s the limit. If you’re interested in nursing, or learning more about their coursework here’s a good place to hear one of their testimonies.
last updated 7/11/14