Firecracker Celebrates Match Day

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Mar 18, 2016 1:48:50 PM

In honor of Match Day, we've collected a few past Match Day experiences from Firecracker editors. We wish you all the best as you find out where the future of your medical career takes you!  

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Topics: Tales from the front line, Residency, Matching, Specialties

The Fallacy of Time When Picking a Specialty

Posted by Adnan Khera on Jul 6, 2015 2:16:49 PM

More and more future doctors consider "work/life balance" as one of the major determinants when picking a specialty. The fallacy regarding work/life balance is that all time spent at work is spent working and all time spent at home is spent leisurely or with personal activities. These assumptions are not true.

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Topics: Specialties

Matching into Neurology: A "How to"

Posted by Eric G on May 7, 2015 8:27:00 AM

On the first day of my Neurology clerkship, I was prepping to see my first patient at the general outpatient clinic. As I looked at the chief complaint on the EMR, my jaw dropped from what I read:

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Topics: Residency, Neurology, Matching, Specialties

Matching Into Ophthalmology: A “How to”, Part 2

Posted by Trevor Rosenlof on May 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

In part 1 of Matching Into Ophthalmology we covered the credentials and scores that you need to get into an ophthalmology residency. What follows is anecdotal information/advice. But having gone through the application and match process, I think it holds merit because there were some definite patterns I saw.

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Topics: Residency, Matching, Specialties

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