The Calm Before The Storm: The 4th Year of Medical School prior to a Surgery Residency

Authors

  • Curt Tribble, MD Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Nick Teman, MD Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Walter Merrill, MD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3919

Keywords:

medical school

Abstract

Many medical students figure that their fourth year of medical school should be a time primarily focused on residency interviews and resting up for residency. While the interview part is necessary, the concept that one should be resting during that year is a myth. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Your top priority should be to prepare yourself to hit the ground running as a great surgical intern.

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Published

2021-05-24

How to Cite

Tribble, C., Teman, N., & Merrill, W. (2021). The Calm Before The Storm: The 4th Year of Medical School prior to a Surgery Residency . The Heart Surgery Forum, 24(3), E451-E455. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3919

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