Prospective and current students have tons of questions about their chosen field of study, so these blogs are a great place to learn about the interview process, what it’s like to be part of a white coat ceremony, and how they can prepare for residency.
While EyeSteve.com might come across as a resource most suitable for medical students interested in ophthalmology, the blog’s posts about residency can prove beneficial for any future MD. The passion and enthusiasm author Dr. Steven Christiansen shares about his career makes this blog a refreshing read.
32. MEDICAL STUDENT BLOG
Motivate MD’s Medical Student Blog is full of tips for getting through school and managing stress. The advice is practical and somehow manages to stay upbeat. This is a good blog to mark for days when medical school seems overwhelming.
33. MED SCHOOL INSIGHT
The folks at Kaplan have put together Med School Insight as a way to help current medical students work their way through education, residency and beyond. Stories answer real-life questions like, “How do I know what specialty to choose?” and “Is it feasible to own a pet while going through medical school?”
34. THE MEDEDITS POST
This online resource is helpful for current medical students, but it might be even better for those who have yet to apply. There’s lots of information about what undergrads can do to set themselves up for the future and tips on how to prepare for medical school interviews. The blog also shares advice for writing application essays and the actual secondary prompts medical schools have used in the past.
35. LIFE OF A MED STUDENT
Though Life of a Med Student was started by one student as a Twitter account, it has since evolved into a full-fledged website with numerous guest contributors. Expect to find plenty of amusing stories to peruse during a lunch break and advice from people who have been there.
36. MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Accepted’s blog for medical students is a good place to start when looking for answers to big questions about applying to and interviewing for medical school. There are pointers for how to start writing application essays, guides for how prospective students should dress for interviews, and tips for those gearing up for residency. The podcast interviews with physicians are also an added bonus.
37. MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS DOCTOR
U.S. News & World Report’s medical-student-focused blog features plenty of physician voices, but it also lets current students share their insights as well. Most of the pieces are quick reads and give prospective students practical advice they can start using right away.
38. MERCK MANUALS STUDENT STORIES
No one knows more about medical school than past and current students. Merck Manuals Student Stories covers all the major milestones, but the blog also offers a lot of practical advice for managing stress and sticking to a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Jeff W. started writing about his medical school journey before he had even taken the MCAT, andhis blog is still going strong more than a decade later. Common topics include helpful guides for future MDs, personal stories, news-based pieces and plenty of humor. The option to select a particular category from a drop-down menu on the right side of the screen is also a handy feature.
40. MOD MED
Mary Ella Wood’s blog offers some great insight for those weighing DO school by sharing why she decided it was right for her. There’s also information about getting through school and studying for exams. Her travel posts sprinkled throughout are also nice for when your brain needs a break.
41. BOARDVITALS BLOG
While the BoardVitals Blog is jam-packed with information geared toward all types of health care workers and medical specialties, the student-facing content really stands out. There are loads of posts specifically about medical licensing exams, including the series designed for osteopathic students. The tips for combatting stress and managing the specific difficulties doctors face are also helpful.