Mental Health Matters
Medical Student Blogger
Resources Applying Medical School
Premed Motivation Instagram
CV building for Fellow Medical Students
welcome to merRitT based medicine
I am so happy you're here! I am just a girl from a small town with big dreams in medical school who genuinely wants to help you achieve your goals - from getting into medical school to thriving in this strenuous environment once you're accepted to improving your own health through physical fitness to advocating the importance of prioritizing your mental health daily! I am so excited to be a cheerleader for you on this journey and look forward to really getting to know you along the way. Let's do this thing!
Much Love & Best of Luck,
Merritt D. McGowan
If you are here, you might be looking for...
SYSTEM STUDY GUIDES
Enjoy a breakdown of I utilize university resources along with outside resources (ex. Boards & Beyond, Pathoma, Skethcy, etc.) per organ system topic in order to study more efficiently!
USMLE STEP 1
See how I allotted my 6 Weeks of Dedicated Step 1 study down to the hour and test day here! Including checklists and times stamps for Sketchy Pharm and Micro Videos, First Aid Page Numbers, Pathoma Videos, Goljan's Lectures, etc.
BEST APPS FOR 3RD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS
Are you curious to know the best apps for medical students? Here are some apps I picked up in my own med school journey.
I hope you find these to be amazingly helpful for studying, organizing your stuff, managing stress and anxiety, and could serve as your medical references.
PRACTICE USMLE STEP 1 Q'S
PDF of the Official 2021 Step 1 Practice Exam along with Correct Answer Explanations!
NBME ROCKS PHOTOS
Photographs from previous NBME's to aid in your USMLE Step Prep!
CLINICAL ROTATION TOOLS
Helpful website links, useful apps, free resources for patient education, and more to help you ace your clinical rotations!
Step 1 Remembered Questions annotated and prepared by Edward Goljan, MD
Shelf Review Materials
Dr. Emma Holliday's lecture video series and review slides are such a great, wholistic, and FREE shelf and USMLE Step 2 review source!
Learning made unforgettable!
Sketchy turns what you need to know into engaging visual stories that you’ll remember forever.
96% of students who use Sketchy report higher test scores & better information retention long term!
FIRST AID EDITS
Use my personalized First Aid for USMLE STEP 1 Divider Labels to make studying more efficient and organized!
ORGANIC, COST-FREE LEARNING
Enjoy the convenience of one central location for free medical school video resources, with
Youtube Playlists Organized per Organ System by yours truly!
Specialty Specific H&P Templates
Take the guessing out of the MUST ask, examine, and document on patient encounters to your resident teams and attendings per medical specialty! Use theses free templates to feel confident when giving presentations on rounds!