Somehow, in the midst of all this studying, I completed my third year of medical school. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but like a thief in the night, the fourth year medical school has snuck up on me. Needless to say, it's left me with some serious issues and pressing concerns.
First, I have to apply for this thing known as a "job." Granted, I wasn't one of those "straight through" medical students, and I've had more than my fair share of job interviews. However, the fact that I haven't been on one in over half a decade is a little worrisome, and I was hoping all of you could suggest some helpful hints for interview day--provided, of course, that an interview makes it my way. That said, perhaps having a paycheck in my hands again will be worth all of this trouble. :)
This ERAS thing... Tricky, tricky. I know it needs to be completed ASAP--the early bird does get the worm. What should I be looking for in programs that I'm applying to? What shouldn't I be looking for? Can someone explain this call schedule shorthand that appears on the FREIDA website? What do you like about your programs, and what do you absolutely loathe?
I'm taking Step II CK at the end of the month--it's crunch time. What was a help, and what hindered your performance? Any last minute study advice?
As always doctors, your advice is much appreciated. Fire away.