3 Mistakes Premed Students Make with Letters of Recommendation for DO Schools

Letters of recommendation are a staple of the medical school application process. While your PJS and secondaries are all about you showing off you, letters of rec show adcoms an outside perspective of your abilities and skills. That’s why it’s so important to choose referees that you know will write an outstanding letter on your […]

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mcat prep

After all the preparation and studying you’ve done for the MCAT, it can be real nerve-wracking when you realize your test date is right around the corner. In the week leading up to your test, it’s so important to keep it positive! Motivate yourself and psych yourself up. You got this! Everyone handles stress differently, […]

Do’s and Don’ts: The Day Before Your MCAT

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letters of recommendation

One of the questions I’m commonly asked when students are applying to DO schools is about letters of recommendation. With many schools differing in their requirements for letters of rec, it can get a bit confusing if you need to send them, how many to send, and who they need to be from.  Do I […]

Applying to DO Schools: Letters of Recommendation

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studying

Figuring out HOW to study is one of the best things you can do on your premed journey. By understanding the material at its core, you have a better chance of succeeding than just trying to memorize things.  As a premed, I struggled to find study techniques that actually worked for me. When I got […]

My Top 10 Premed Study Tips

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To listen to the full podcast episode, click here or select play below! I’ve been a physician now for 13 years and a double board-certified critical care physician for eight years. And I’ve really learned a lot along the way. Here are the top 10 things I’ve learned as a woman in medicine.  1. Always […]

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned as a Woman in Medicine

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For even more tips and strategies, listen to my full podcast episode here or click play below! Dear Female Doc, I am a DO family medicine resident in Georgia, and I am currently in the interview process for my first attending job. I wanted to ask you what qualities you felt like are important to […]

Contract Negotiation for More Pay, Better Jobs, and More Opportunity

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women of color in medicine

To listen to the full conversation, click here or press play below!  It’s no secret that women (along with other minority groups) in medicine face barriers and challenges that our white, male counterparts don’t have to endure. But one aspect of being a female doctor that may not be as evident is the aggressions and […]

Women vs Women in Medicine (and How We Can Help Each Other Instead)

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Our country’s political climate has changed dramatically this last year. As healthcare providers, we’re powerful leaders in our communities and across the country. When faced with times of injustice, activism becomes a responsibility. It becomes vital for us to not only advocate for our patients and future patients, but also raise awareness for policies that affect […]

Getting Involved in Politics is Important as a Doctor

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My final thoughts on the aftermath of a FIGS offensive sexist ad I aim to make 3 points relating to: Accountability, Privilege, and what it really looks like to be a doctor in real life. Accountability Cancel culture is actually appropriate right now. For real. This is not a disagreement on the best fall latte. […]

FIGS Offensive Ad Aftermath

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Taking the MCAT

Dear Female Doc, I’m scared that everything going on is going to push back my application a year. All my shadowing has been cancelled (so no doctor letter of recommendation), my post-bacc classes are online so they may not be taken as seriously for showing improvement from my low gpa, and all the MCAT dates […]

Dear Female Doc, I’m scared MCATs are canceled. Is it useless to apply to medical school this year?

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Intro Before we start talking about the differences a DO and a MD. I want to address the giant elephant in the room: There’s a stigma that DO’s are “less than” doctors somehow. In fact I commonly get these questions when asking about becoming a DO vs. a MD: “Is a DO even a real […]

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