#TipsforEMexams: The Ps...

So, I ran into my friend Meghan McConnell the other day and we got chatting about how to make examinations less of a horrible experience. Dr. McConnell is a PhD researcher in the world renowned Program for Education Research & Development at McMaster University. Her research...

#TipsforEMexams: Aaron ...

The snowball nomination fun has begun!  Originally I nominated Rob Woods, when then nominated Aaron Sibley from Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS).  Rob is currently an examiner for the RC exams, but he has kindly sent along some really good tips for studying that do not violate the...

CaRMS Personal Letters:...

Originally posted on September 16, 2013.  Staff Review added on October 1, 2014. More than any other component of the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) process, personal letters seem to give medical students trouble. Most people find it hard to define themselves in general, let...

CaRMS CVs: Writing them...

Originally published by Brent Thoma on August 31, 2013.  Expert reviewed and re-published on September 23, 2014. How time flies. About 4 years ago at this time I was in Edmonton on an Emergency Medicine elective when the CaRMS website opened to applicants. The next few months were a blur...

CaRMS Application Prepa...

Originally posted on May 24, 2013.  Staff Review added on September 16, 2014. It seems like match season only just finished. And yet, as the last of the Saskatchewan snow drifts left us, a new crop of medical student clerks (or, as we call them on the prairies, JURSIs) began preparing to...

BoringEM CaRMS Classics

In the ramp up to CaRMS, BoringEM is committed to bringing you some classic content that we think will be useful.  Periodically over the next few weeks, we will be revising and posting some of the “Classics” from BoringEM around the CaRMS application period. And so I announce...

#TipsforEMexams: Dr. Ro...

#TipsforEMexam Series In the last post of this series, I (Dr. Teresa Chan) nominated a few people to blog about their EM exam tips for final year residents sitting their exams this year.  Dr. Nadim Lalani of USask already added his tips in the comments, but I also formally nominated Drs....

#TipsforEMexams: Exam S...

As September arrives, my thoughts always turn towards memories of being in school.  The fun, the initial excitement… but then… with memories of school comes memories of exams. Inspired by the “How I work smarter series” this series will outline study tips for EM exams. They...