About the Author

Caleb McEntire, MD

In 2010, Caleb McEntire graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with his Sc.B. in Cognitive Neuroscience. After working in several other fields including food industry and tabletop game design, Caleb applied to medical school and was accepted into the prestigous Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Shortly after his enrollment, Caleb was elected the President of Columbia Class of 2018, a title that he kept for all 4 years of medical school. In 2016, Caleb was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award as voted by the student body at Columbia for his work teaching medical students as part of the Student Success Network. In 2018, Caleb was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society, and completed his MD that same year. Following the completion of his MD, Caleb matched into Neurology residency at the Harvard Combined Program for Massachussetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, two of the most prestigious hospitals in the world. The program is the #2 ranked Neurology program in the country. Caleb is also a published academic author, and his work can be found here.

How to Match into a Neurology Residency Program

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Neurology resident looking at a model of a brain.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Neurology.

How to Use the AAMC Residency Explorer Tool

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A residency applicant at their interview.

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Let’s talk about using memory palaces to memorize information for your medical school exams! The idea here is to create a visual vocabulary that is distinct and fun – something you enjoy making, something that will stick in your mind, something that clearly represents the information you’re memorizing.

What You Need to Match into Emergency Medicine for Residency

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An emergency medicine resident and attending carrying a patient into the ER.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Emergency Medicine.

How to Study for the Neurology Shelf Exam

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Someone on laptop studying for Neurology Shelf Exam

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For many medical students, the neurology shelf exam is perceived as one of the “easier” shelf exams. Despite its reputation, “easier” is certainly a relative term and there absolutely are students who find the neurology shelf exam quite challenging. Here are our tips for success.

How to Make Memory Palaces in Medical School

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A medical student studying during medical school.

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Let’s talk about using memory palaces to memorize information for your medical school exams! The idea here is to create a visual vocabulary that is distinct and fun – something you enjoy making, something that will stick in your mind, something that clearly represents the information you’re memorizing.

What are Memory Palaces?

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Medical school students studying for the USMLE using memory palaces.

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Many medical students have heard of of used Sketchy Medical and the concept of making “memory palaces” while building their knowledge foundations in medical school. Understand the origins of memory palaces and how they can be effective for medical students.

Dealing With Test Anxiety During Medical School

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A student with eyes and ears covered dealing with test anxiety.

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Testing anxiety is probably the single most common problem students report to us, and it can be a real bear to deal with. Here are few practical changes to your studying that we recommend you make in order to reduce stress and improve memory.

So You Want to Be a Neurologist

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A young Neurologist looking at brain MRI imaging.

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Ah Neurology, a field chock full of doctors who chart strange new medical territories, compulsively open black boxes, and get excited about the weirdest and coolest science they can find. 

Acceptance Factors for Matching into Plastic Surgery Residency

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Two plastic surgery residents and their patient.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Plastic Surgery.

How to Match into an ENT Residency Program 2021

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An ENT resident using an otoscope to examine her patient.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into ENT.

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