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Top 10 Most Read Medscape Articles by Medical Students

Medscape is a part of WebMD Health Professional Network and they offer specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools. They also have a portal for medical students called Medscape Med Students, which I highly recommend.

For the end of this year they published a list of top 10 most read articles by medical students in 2008, and here they are. Free registration is required to read them.

  1. Surveying the Sex Lives of Medical Students
  2. A small study offers a glimpse of how medical school affects students’ sexual function. A larger survey may reveal a great deal more.

  3. How Should I Get Recommendation Letters for Residency?
  4. Asking faculty to write letters of recommendation for you can be a daunting — but doable — task.

  5. Making Students Cry (Or: How Hammering Home the Point Can Smash the Process to Pieces)
  6. A teacher can be so intent on correcting error, so focused on the point in hand, that they forget the person.

  7. A Puzzling Facial Rash on a 17-Year-Old Boy
  8. A 17-year-old boy presents to the pediatric infectious disease clinic with a 10-day history of a facial rash. No improvement was noted with 2 separate courses of antibiotic therapy. What is the most likely diagnosis?

  9. What Should I Bring on Overnight Call?
  10. This “Top 10” list could make your overnight shifts just a little more comfortable and productive.

  11. Woman With an Acute Onset of Nausea and Vomiting
  12. A 46-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with constant right upper quadrant pain that radiates to her back and side. Imaging shows dilated segments of bowel with a characteristic appearance. What is the diagnosis?

  13. Acute Onset of Abdominal Pain in a 76-Year-Old Man
  14. A 76-year-old man presents to the emergency department with sudden-onset abdominal pain that began 4 hours ago. Hyperactive bowel sounds are heard on auscultation. What is the diagnosis?

  15. Can I Change Residency Programs After I Start?
  16. These guidelines can help you optimize a residency switch.

  17. Fleshy Lesions on a 32-Year-Old Woman
  18. A 32-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with several flesh-colored papules and patches with well-defined borders on her face, trunk, and upper extremities. What is the diagnosis?

  19. What If I Match a Residency Program I Don’t Want?
  20. It’s a graduating student’s worst fear — matching at a program that wasn’t near the top of their list.

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