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12 Side Hustles You Can Have in Medical School

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The journey through medical school is expensive!!! The tuition, the rent, the books, the traveling, Netflix payments, and of course the unlimited supply of coffee (or hot cocoa) all have to be paid for somehow. Because the workload can be enormous, you’re left with very little time to work up enough hours to earn significant amounts of money. Working while in medical school is possible but (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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Electives

A Letter From Our Founder: Medics Abroad is ONE!

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I can’t believe Medics Abroad is one year old! It started off with a lot of uncertainties and challenges but I’m so grateful we made it through. We still have a long way to go, but (more…)

Dr. Adanna Steinacker is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with an interest in Emergency Medicine. She is the Founder of Medics Abroad, our umbrella company and also the Chief Executive Officer. In addition, she is a Digital Influencer and a Motivational Speaker with a passion for female empowerment and humanitarianism.

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Study tips

Failing in Medical School

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Failure is generally viewed as the opposite of success. This in itself isn’t incorrect but it’s a different perspective. If I only learned one thing in medical school, it is that failure is necessary and can happen to just about anybody. Ok, that’s two things LOL! No matter how much of a prim and proper student you might be, slipping up every now and then isn’t unusual. (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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Electives

Medics Abroad Summer Elective 2018: Our Clinical Experience in Kenya

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Our first summer elective in Kenya is coming to an end, and our Medics have made many memories, within the hospital and beyond. As highlighted in last week’s article, electives in developing countries are extremely rewarding. Our medics have observed the management of many new conditions and witnessed so many complex procedures. Below is a compilation of some conditions that they have come across, as written by them: (more…)

Dr. Helen Zidon (MB BCh BAO LRCP SI) RCSI (Class of 2016) is the COO of Medics Abroad & the Medical Content and MENA Product Strategy Manager at 3D4Medical, an award-winning company at the forefront of Medical Technology. With a team of 3D artists and Software developers, she creates the most detailed 3D models of structures of the human body. These award-winning apps and models have been showcased at both Apple and Microsoft Keynote events, and are used daily by students, doctors, surgeons and for patient education.

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Electives

Electives Abroad: Why you should do them

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For medics and student medics alike, taking part in electives abroad is gradually becoming a necessity, rather than just an option. Personally, I’ve done clinical electives in a number of countries but the most rewarding (by far!) have been the ones I did in the underdeveloped and developing countries. There’s something about (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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Mnemonics

The 22q11 Microdeletion Syndromes

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This one has been known to show up in many different forms in the USMLE Step 1 exams, so it’s no wonder it’s a favorite amongst test takers.

For starters, the 22q11 Microdeletion Syndromes are genetic disorders caused by a microdeletion at the 22q11 chromosome i.e a small part on the 22nd chromosome gets deleted. It mainly encompasses 2 syndromes- DiGeorge syndrome and Velocardiofacial syndrome. (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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Student hub

Top Secret Habits of Highly Effective Medics

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One thing most successful people have in common (medics and non-medics) is that they are creatures of habits, good ol’ productive habits. They have structured daily routines especially for the mornings; they don’t just wing it. They respect time, wake up early, take planning very very seriously, work smart, learn continuously and take care of their bodies inside and out.

Here are a few of the habits I’ve found high functioning medics have in common: (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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Study tips

The BEST Apps and Websites to get you through Med School

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Medicine and health sciences have come a long way from the days of relying solely on what you hear and see in class and in recommended textbooks to understand anatomical, physiological and pathological concepts. These days almost all students use medical apps to supplement their learning. Many colleges also have virtual learning environments where you can access lectures, ebooks, submit assignments, and so on. The benefits of using apps are evident- they are great for visualization and they are easily accessible. (more…)

Dr. Helen Zidon (MB BCh BAO LRCP SI) RCSI (Class of 2016) is the COO of Medics Abroad & the Medical Content and MENA Product Strategy Manager at 3D4Medical, an award-winning company at the forefront of Medical Technology. With a team of 3D artists and Software developers, she creates the most detailed 3D models of structures of the human body. These award-winning apps and models have been showcased at both Apple and Microsoft Keynote events, and are used daily by students, doctors, surgeons and for patient education.

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Book recommendations

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1

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This is an 800+ pages long book full of the “high yield” information you’ll need to “pass” the USMLE Step 1 exam. It’s popularly referred to as the gold standard resource for the exam (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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Mnemonics

The 4D’s of Pellagra

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Let’s begin with some background info about Pellagra and Niacin…

The word “pellagra” they say is of Italian origin and means “rough skin” which most likely is referring to the dermatitis that is one of the characteristic symptoms of the disease. It is a disease of (more…)

Dr. Wendy Evans-Uhegbu is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with experience in Connected Health, Medical Technology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, and Web Design. She is a member of the Medics Abroad team with the role of Chief Communications Officer. She also runs a Medical Communications and Publishing business (www.odrcommunications.com), and is the author of the newly published children’s book “The Things Around Me”.

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