Posts tagged update

Let’s talk about CaRMS.
Given that the whole residency application process is still quite fresh in my memory and I now have some time to catch my breath, I think this is an opportunity to talk about it.

On Friday, 7th of February at 3pm PST/6pm EST/11pm UTC, I will be doing an informal broadcast about CaRMS and my experience applying to residency. During this time, I will also take some time to answer questions about it, either live via the comments section, or previously submitted to my inbox.
If you have a specific question about applying to residency, submit a question in my inbox with the preface: “CaRMS Q&A.” 
An embedded feed will appear that day on the blog. I look forward to chatting with all of you. 
Cheers,Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Let’s talk about CaRMS.

Given that the whole residency application process is still quite fresh in my memory and I now have some time to catch my breath, I think this is an opportunity to talk about it.

On Friday, 7th of February at 3pm PST/6pm EST/11pm UTC, I will be doing an informal broadcast about CaRMS and my experience applying to residency. During this time, I will also take some time to answer questions about it, either live via the comments section, or previously submitted to my inbox.

If you have a specific question about applying to residency, submit a question in my inbox with the preface: “CaRMS Q&A.” 

An embedded feed will appear that day on the blog. I look forward to chatting with all of you. 

Cheers,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

The Pilgrimage Begins

Today, hundreds of medical students start their pilgrimage across the country, myself included, for the three-week journey to interview at our programs of interest.

I will be flying out today to begin the first leg of my journey and may not be posting as frequently during this period. I will post updates as I am able. Thank you for your understanding and I will see you all on the other side.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Two Week Break

The winter holidays begin today. I will continue to update regularly but expect some breaks here and there.

In addition, I will continue posting features, including Digital Medicine and the Year in Review. Stay tuned.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

It was only six months ago that I parsed the marketplace and surveyed my peers for what were considered the best medical apps for mobile devices. Following that three-part feature, I received a lot of positive feedback from the Tumblr community and beyond.
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a mini-series of features under the heading Digital Medicine whose focus is on how to digitize your medical studies, resources that are available, and my must-have recommendations. 

It was only six months ago that I parsed the marketplace and surveyed my peers for what were considered the best medical apps for mobile devices. Following that three-part feature, I received a lot of positive feedback from the Tumblr community and beyond.

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a mini-series of features under the heading Digital Medicine whose focus is on how to digitize your medical studies, resources that are available, and my must-have recommendations. 

Inbox Open

After finally answering all the questions sitting in my inbox, I am once again open for questions in time for the winter break. Please also be considerate of myself and others. I will try to answer your questions as soon as I can but there may be a delay in my response depending on how many questions I have received. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Today, this blog reached the 50,000 mark. I wanted to take a moment to thank every follower who has continued to read and to support this blog over the years. I have not had a chance to invest myself fully in writing thoughtful posts over the past few weeks due to the impending deadline for my residency application. I really appreciate the support and overwhelmingly positive feedback during this time. 
Once everything settles down, I will try to resume my posting as previous. Until then, I apologize for the delays and downtime. Thank you all again for your readership, your amazing energy, and your incredible support.
Sincerely,Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Today, this blog reached the 50,000 mark. I wanted to take a moment to thank every follower who has continued to read and to support this blog over the years. I have not had a chance to invest myself fully in writing thoughtful posts over the past few weeks due to the impending deadline for my residency application. I really appreciate the support and overwhelmingly positive feedback during this time. 

Once everything settles down, I will try to resume my posting as previous. Until then, I apologize for the delays and downtime. Thank you all again for your readership, your amazing energy, and your incredible support.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Inbox Closed.
As I mentioned previously, my focus these coming days are on my residency applications. I will continue to answer questions that remain in my inbox as soon as it is convenient but I must regretfully close my inbox until further notice. It would be a disservice to those who are currently waiting and also to those intending to write if I cannot guarantee a reasonable turnover of messages. I apologize for the inconvenience this causes.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Inbox Closed.

As I mentioned previously, my focus these coming days are on my residency applications. I will continue to answer questions that remain in my inbox as soon as it is convenient but I must regretfully close my inbox until further notice. It would be a disservice to those who are currently waiting and also to those intending to write if I cannot guarantee a reasonable turnover of messages. I apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

An Apology

To the readers,

Recently, the quality of my posts have diminished and in addition, many questions remain unanswered in my inbox. With the deadline for my residency application less than a month away, I have had to focus my attention on this very important and sensitive matter.

For the many readers whose questions remain unanswered, my sincerest apologies I have not answered yours in a timely fashion. I try to honour your thoughtful questions with a thoughtful answer. If yours has not been answered, I simply have not yet had the time to formulate a proper response. I will try to get to them as soon as I am able. I apologize for the wait.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

On to the next rotation.
Yesterday, I completed my first elective in internal medicine. Today, I move on to the next one. The weather forecast is looking bleak but the drive cannot be postponed. I have a lot of ground to cover. 
I will see you all on the other side.

On to the next rotation.

Yesterday, I completed my first elective in internal medicine. Today, I move on to the next one. The weather forecast is looking bleak but the drive cannot be postponed. I have a lot of ground to cover. 

I will see you all on the other side.

Versatile Gadgetry.
After the gradual changes in my clinical habits in the past year, I have finally found enough justification to purchase an iPad mini.
Over the course of my third year, I found myself needing to record notes, read references, and research topics in further detail. One of my saving graces was always the hospital library that afforded me a place to study and access valuable information. In fourth year, this will be much more challenging.
Not wanting to carry textbooks like Harrison’s or Cecil’s Principles of Internal Medicine with me, the versatile weight and form factors of tablet computers are advantageous for clinical work. I will be spending the next few days setting it up for what I hope to be many years of service on and off the ward.

Versatile Gadgetry.

After the gradual changes in my clinical habits in the past year, I have finally found enough justification to purchase an iPad mini.

Over the course of my third year, I found myself needing to record notes, read references, and research topics in further detail. One of my saving graces was always the hospital library that afforded me a place to study and access valuable information. In fourth year, this will be much more challenging.

Not wanting to carry textbooks like Harrison’s or Cecil’s Principles of Internal Medicine with me, the versatile weight and form factors of tablet computers are advantageous for clinical work. I will be spending the next few days setting it up for what I hope to be many years of service on and off the ward.