How I Got Into Residency | My Medical Journey | Doctor MikePublished by Darron Toy on November 22, 2019 Categories: ArticlesBlog Tags: a day in the hospitala day in the life of a residentbeing a doctorDoctordoctor mikedoctor trainingdr mikefamily medicine residencyhospital lifehospital residencyhospital traininghow to get into residencyIMG residencyinstagram famemedical journeymedical schoolmedical studentmedical trainingmike varshavskiphysicianresidencyresidency matchresidency trainingsocial media celebritysocial media fame 100 Comments Muffinpurpergurk · July 15, 2019 at 11:27 am 15:49 starting with the social media story 😊 Reply Muffinpurpergurk · July 15, 2019 at 11:33 am Wow, didn't think I was saying this ever, but: Thank you, Buzzfeed! Reply Ivy Dunlap · July 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm 2:31 is it just me or whys he looking so tall?😂😂 Reply Joy Defendre · July 16, 2019 at 3:06 am Luv ur vids. I was very upset earlier but this video calmed me down. Thanks 👍🏾 Reply ENTERTAINMENT BY AQ MAZARI · July 17, 2019 at 10:50 am Dr Mike Can you be more precise, what are the criterias for sitting in match! like Research papers, recommendation from the doctors, what are the other things in which we have to be expert and skilled? Reply Jen Sanchez · July 18, 2019 at 4:48 pm I used to have a Xanga too!!! Reply pcmjedi · July 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm I appreciate good content wherever I go. Thank you for trying your best to stay ethical. A month ago, I watched doctors advertise Xarelto for PAD and CVD prevention. Let's just say, it does not look good when you mix actual medical profession with marketing. Keep up the good work and you do you. Reply ExtraFormula · July 20, 2019 at 6:40 pm Came for the hot doctor, stayed for the sound medical advice. Reply Jessica Bell · July 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm Dr. Mike's our new Bill Nye, medical edition Reply Chase Away · July 22, 2019 at 3:38 am What is residency? Reply Jeffrey Budesheim · July 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm Hey what’s that Braclette that u are wearing on your wrist Reply Erika Goodwin · July 23, 2019 at 8:24 am I am not a person wanna be a doctor (I'm an airline engineer) though, what you said about a job or career, stop complaining and enjoy working in the place you choose, hit me well. I'm now trying to move on and figuring out my life and career. Your positive words on YouTube give me so much motivation. Thank you! If you allow me to say what I wanna watch about, I would love to watch a video about when your day is super shitty. Or like showing us you are actually human (not a robot) 😂Thank you 🙂 Reply Pam Nithikasem · July 24, 2019 at 2:08 am Lol. My daughter volunteered to play piano at Overlook every Sunday and when I heard that you were doing a residency there, I kept looking on the doctors that walked by. Thanks for being such an inspiration for the youth and give them some insights in medicine field! Reply TheNtg3399 · July 24, 2019 at 6:58 am very interesting. I am actually doing 3rd year rotations in Jamaica Hospital Medical center now Reply Lisa Christine · July 26, 2019 at 11:25 pm I truly feel connected. Reply Rasi Taherian · July 27, 2019 at 11:06 am Dr. Mike you’re just the best as a person and absolutely as a doctor! Reply CW's The Flash · July 27, 2019 at 11:54 pm u are such an inspirationAnd honestly i don't only listen to you because you're hot ( well maybe a little lol ) but you actually inspire me to become a better version of myself. And what you're saying really will help me in the near future both in my health and life in general. So i wanna thank you for everything that you do for me and everyone for this matter. I will love you forevaaaa Reply Chris Sumrall · July 28, 2019 at 6:29 am DO lmao Reply FitzChivalry Farseer · July 29, 2019 at 1:32 pm I would be happy to have you as my doctor. Your caring, passion and honesty always shines through Reply King Cash · July 29, 2019 at 5:12 pm this had nothing to do with getting into residency Reply Jesse Mann · August 1, 2019 at 2:16 am I am interested in seeing a video about you talking about a more detailed breakdown of the actual med school experience from the hours spent on rotations and on site hours actually spent at the hospitals. Elaborating on procedures actually done by interns and 1st and 2nd year residents Reply Lakshmi Narayanan · August 1, 2019 at 6:39 pm Hai, brother I just started to watch your youtube channel To be honest I love it. I also came to understand what all quality a doctor should have & how to behave to patients…….I would like to ask 1 questionHow much hours of sleep required for a medical student to be energetic whole day ?I believe u should also concern about my worries 😊☺ Reply linchen BAM · August 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm I like how you corrected yourself that you are human first and doctor second and you beeing famous comes after that. Reply Alisha Imran · August 3, 2019 at 1:55 am Anyone else from the UK, who has no idea about the us system but watches for Dr Mike Reply Tay Wimberly · August 3, 2019 at 12:51 pm My currently declared major is Psychology.. the way you described the behavioral psychologist's questions during the interview made me giggle because that is how I think about when I am alone. 😂💭 I am not overly concerned with other's opinions of me, however, I am always eager to gather additional information to consider during my moments of introspection towards positive growth. 😉🙃 I came across a video of yours for the first time in the middle of the night last night while listening to videos and taking notes and reading medical studies (because that's what all of the "cool" 25 year old females do on a Friday night, right?!🤓) I greatly admire that you have stayed true to yourself and only accepted offers for products you truly believe in. One of the few videos I have seen was the one you did for Mother's Day & the habits you had as a child, so it's nice to see how far you have come..getting Charmin offers and all.😉💩🚫🚿🚽🤐😂 Thanks for making these types of videos with real information for real people. I'm glad I discovered your page and I am looking forward to seeing what else you have contributed to this world, "hot doctor." 😉🙏🔥 Reply Siti Maisarah Wahhiddan · August 4, 2019 at 5:09 pm You've got the best life sharing ever!!!! I guess a lot of people out there surely get inspired from you Reply Teri Ennis · August 5, 2019 at 8:43 am I really appreciate your honesty I wish you were my Dr Reply Jeongwoon Eun · August 5, 2019 at 9:20 am +doctormike really Jamaica hospital?? Reply Yaz Villarias · August 5, 2019 at 1:26 pm The thing with the behavioral psychologist might be a way of seeing how you think others think about you… I dunno, maybe. Reply Samantha Garcia · August 6, 2019 at 5:17 am Does every medical student match to a residency program? Or are there situations where a student does not match at all? Really enjoyed this video! Reply Joy McCowan · August 10, 2019 at 12:37 am 💙 Reply Namrata Kamblw · August 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm Any suggestions for irregular menstrual days Reply So Craxy · August 11, 2019 at 3:57 pm mike.. could u talk in native english, Reply BagOfTricks · August 12, 2019 at 12:19 am 22:40 I feel personally attacked lmao Reply BagOfTricks · August 12, 2019 at 12:25 am Exceptionally respectful human being. Deserves all the recognition and more importantly the platform to share his knowledge. Reply zuleeeyyy · August 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm thanks Dr Mike.. inspired me, just watch 2019.. haha Reply Bellefeu · August 14, 2019 at 7:27 am postsurgical fever is like future traumatic stress disorder. There are so many negative things associated with it; malignant hyperthermia, hypersensitivity reaction w/ anaphylaxis, compartment syndrome, my god it's awful. Reply Manendar Verma · August 14, 2019 at 11:52 pm Dr. Mike please like my comment :(, oh and also can you advertise for for me 🙂 Reply Ann Andrada · August 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm The whole thing about the vacation before residency… I tell my students this allllll the time. Some students I work with are like, shouldn't I move up my vacation and use it for another audition rotation or do more interviews? In some cases it makes sense…however more times than not, I tell them to leave it at the end if itis already the last block and take advantage of it!! Enjoy what you have accomplished and you really did earn that time! Reply Samantha Recollet · August 18, 2019 at 3:13 am You are so amazing I love your videos Reply Vasu Sharma · August 18, 2019 at 11:18 am How did u prepared for steps in usmle what was ur strategyLike those who want as well Reply Jennifer Smith · August 20, 2019 at 5:21 pm If you hadn't had this much of information and knowledge I would never believe that you're a doctor, what I want to say is that your personality is completely different from the usual one for doctors'. Your high intelligence is a non negotiable thing besides you're really a nice person. But you're cool and funny as well, you've always made me wonder how can a person be good at everything 🤔Honestly, my view towards doctors changed because of you. Reply Alphaxard William · August 23, 2019 at 2:32 am Pls make: a day in the life vlogs Reply Eliza Tfl · August 23, 2019 at 4:43 am How many times are you gonna say "basically"?😂😂 Reply Dragoslav Vega, Vega · August 24, 2019 at 1:19 pm His White, His Russian and a NAZI 👎👎👎 Reply smart king · August 27, 2019 at 3:41 am One of the most determined doctors i had ever seen Reply Audrey Claire · August 27, 2019 at 4:34 am Dr. Mike, I am a prospective medical student, still completing my undergrad. I'm wondering how difficult it may be to get residency in a specific state that you'd like. My concern with pursuing medical school and residency is not being able to live by my fiancé, who is an Air Traffic Controller, and does not have the option to up and move to a new location. Let's say we live in Texas, and assuming I get into Baylor… do you think it would be extremely difficult to find a residency in Texas? Or would I need to expect potentially getting accepted to a residency program elsewhere in the country? Reply Nondumiso Ngcobo · August 27, 2019 at 9:50 am Oh my word!!! I think I've watched about 30 of his videos in the past 2 days!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single one!!!!!!! Reply John Capada · August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am As a person who aspires to become a doctor someday, this is an interesting side to a doctor's story. I thought you needed to give up your own life just so that you could study but I guess it's more than just studying. Love your vids. Y u so handsome?😂 it's unfair😂. New Subscriber💪 Reply Bitter Sweet · August 29, 2019 at 5:49 am Can u do residency at a doctor office? Reply Bitter Sweet · August 29, 2019 at 5:58 am Did u work while in Ned school Reply Bitter Sweet · August 29, 2019 at 5:59 am I think it’s weird that the hospital allowed you to take picture. A nurse got fired for posting a picture of a empty OR. Can you go into detail to how you were allowed to take pictures Reply skiaddict7 · September 1, 2019 at 6:41 am "Nothing is going to prepare you for what you'll experience in residency." – no truer words have ever been spoken! Nothing could have or did prepare me, it's just something you have to experience and get through. Reply bobaliciously · September 1, 2019 at 4:49 pm All I can say is that you’re a very caring, respectful, and responsible doctor. You inspire me when it comes to learning about these things, it helps me learn more about diseases and my own health. I’ve became more educated because of you, you inspire me to learn more in school. Also, for those thinking that some people are too young or too old to learn these things are simply ridiculous and stupid. Anyone from all ranges in age can learn about health, it really doesn’t matter. I’m 12 years old and I’m learning about this, no one can stop me. 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Excellent advice Dr. Mike… Reply Shu Ying Kwek · September 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm Hi Dr Mike, how did you know that you wanted to do Family Medicine? 🙂 Reply Kalpana Chandel · September 5, 2019 at 9:07 am I definitely made the right choice by subscribing your channel . Sir , your videos are really helpful . Thank you for your service . Reply Manar Hazel · September 7, 2019 at 7:28 am You're an amazing human Reply Makayla Nelson · September 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm We would love your tv tips and processes. Reply Zephyrian · September 10, 2019 at 10:48 pm could you review weird psuedo science gadgets and commercials, i think it would be cool to see your take on several things, such as Unedited Footage of a Bear by Alan Resnick. Reply Natalie Pumpelly · September 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm Do you go into residency for nursing too??? Reply Nora McNabb · September 17, 2019 at 12:40 am Can you talk about ADD and ADHD Reply Irza Pathan · September 20, 2019 at 5:03 am Love from india 🇮🇳 Reply Thomas Yonas · September 21, 2019 at 9:21 am Wowwww u r amazing i like ur style Reply nafida cobra jessy · September 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm U have lots of patience salute u . If they ask me this kind of questions I will say fuck off , fuck ur job Reply nafida cobra jessy · September 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm My grandpa pome up 17 chicken from their 120 cousins stay in uk . They all ur followers lol. I am only uk my dad was British. I was bullied in USA for warring hijab 😼😼😼 Reply cynthia ventrella · September 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm Hi Dr. Mike, I'm re-listening to this video (as well as your pre-med video) for the 3rd time because you literally inspire me and help me a lot with the anxiety and doubt that comes with wanting to pursue medicine. I am currently a graduate student, been rejected from med school already and sometimes that doubt sets in real hard for me and although I've been getting positive feedback and I have a super amazing support system behind me, the mind can be a dangerous tool and just make you feel so little and unworthy…so I just wanna say thanks again! If I become an MD in my country, I know that your channel will have helped me through that, providing fantastic insight on several topics and just overall being a swell guy! Thanks again man! Reply Liz Acevedo · September 28, 2019 at 10:35 pm Dang he’s such a good doctor!!! Well spoken!!! Reply Katherine McCarney · September 30, 2019 at 10:25 am Omfg. Xanga. I truly wish I could remember my xanga name and could go look at what “Emo” teenager me wrote about. Also, what dr mike wrote haha. Reply AmirMasoud Khorsandi · September 30, 2019 at 10:29 pm Hey Doctor Mike!I'm deeply affected by your excellent passion. I'm glad that I've found a channel on Youtube which has positive and useful content and also motivates and teaches me as a M.D student to study better and at the same time, to enjoy my life and to be happy.I really appreciate it. Reply sofia galarza · October 1, 2019 at 5:55 pm hi mike, plisss do a podcast Reply rabbit white · October 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm Lol? Reply rabbit white · October 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm 😂 Reply rabbit white · October 3, 2019 at 7:12 pm Lol? Reply rabbit white · October 3, 2019 at 7:12 pm Vacations? U sound rich? Reply rabbit white · October 3, 2019 at 7:19 pm Fancy events? Reply Married4Now2015 · October 8, 2019 at 12:04 pm Mad respect on maintaining your integrity as a HUMAN and not cashing in as a figure on social media Mike. Reply Amira Ezz · October 8, 2019 at 7:54 pm Good luck all time the best Reply Megan Kraatz · October 9, 2019 at 4:47 am why are you a GIANT 2:30 Reply Ally Han · October 15, 2019 at 12:49 am This is so cool! I actually want to become a doctor too! I’m actually training myself to know some of the doctor tricks too! I already know how to do CPR and First Aid too! Reply Fruit Philosopher · October 16, 2019 at 3:52 am Dr Mike, what you said about recommending the treatments you believe work being your job as a doctor, and not taking more money for that, gives me a lot of confidence that you've thought this through. And I have never seen you say anything questionable yet. You give medical students and hopefuls a good role model and motivation 😀 Reply Melissa Johnson · October 18, 2019 at 2:43 am For real tho, what vegetable would you be? Reply irish maliborski · October 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm One of my fave videos of you Reply CircaOG7 · October 20, 2019 at 7:47 am Hi Dr. Can you please talk about Family Medicine residency and all that specialty entails for medical students? Please. I know you gave a little excerpt here, but we also know it's more than that. Thank you Sir. Great vids! Reply George Andor · October 22, 2019 at 4:35 am Dr. Mike — an issue that is SUPER important and NOT meant to be offensive but needs some firm push back. Please REFRAIN from EVER EVER (did I say EVER) saying that you chose the DO residency path because you "believe in treating the patient as a whole" etc etc. This is to suggest/insinuate that somehow the MD philosopy does NOT do this. I know what you're going to say — no, no, no, I certainly didn't mean that, etc etc. I'm sure you didn't (I really am), however if indeed you didn't even just slightly imply this, you wouldn't have used it as a comparison statement to establish differences b/w DO and MD residencies, would you've? This implication is FREQUENTLY used by similar DO physicians when justifying why they chose a DO path, when in reality the VAST majority of DO folks simply couldn't get into the MD track, hence DO was their back-up. FULL STOP. Again, I recognize that you are unique in that you actually WANTED to go into DO, which is great, however it is otherwise a COMPLETELY FACTUALLY false statement/insinuation otherwise (some of this is also in your "MD vs DO" video too). Your ability to "treat the patient as a whole" is MUCH more a manifestation of your personal philosophy and characteristics, than your degree. And by the way, the statement "treat the patient as a whole" is a whole lotta nothing screaming of pretension; if what you mean is take the BEST FREAKIN' CARE of your patients possible while incorporating their lifestyles, social factors, emotional state, etc, then indeed, I and MANY other physicians practice this too and don't need to scream it from the rooftops by saying such a statement. Working in medicine (as I think you'd agree), I've noticed that the BEST and most HUMBLE physicians who practice this are typically the ones who never have to say that…funny how that works, huh? Actions speak louder than words and this is one of those things that best be less spoken and more acted; with time these actions will inevitably show others than indeed you are that type of "treat as a whole" physician. Finally, I say this not to make myself happy but instead to clarify to your thousands of viewers not in medicine who are quite impressionable from your videos about the meaning of these things. Let us be sure to be honest first. Keep doing the good work in FM. Reply Erin S. · October 23, 2019 at 7:52 am 25:32 "obviously i've gotten 7 figure offers from vitamin supplement companies" …i didn't kno that was obvious but um…noted! Reply Petra Pinter · October 25, 2019 at 8:12 pm How old were you when you knew 100% you wanted to be a doctor or something to do with that region Reply Evelin Yaritza · October 26, 2019 at 4:34 am How did you study for the USMLE? Reply Ashna Ashna · October 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm He looks like Alex O'Loughlin Reply Sachira Erazo · November 1, 2019 at 12:06 am I remember the story about the patient that made an official complaint with your manager about you being "too spiritual" story. Now that I know you're a DO.. Wth was he expecting?🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ D.O. 's have a different philosophy! In my humble opinion, I believe that is the future of medicine. Not every pain is localized to the site. The mind is a powerful thing. No wonder so little is known of it. Reply Garrett Ladeau · November 6, 2019 at 2:57 am Love it. So inspirational! Reply VANESA MARUF · November 7, 2019 at 2:26 am I want us to talk as we did before. Reply Elina Sarkisian · November 12, 2019 at 11:50 pm Question for you : how do you feelEmotionally , physically, and spiritually??? Question 2 : do you have negative thoughts and what are they ?? Question 3: what are you most grateful for Reply Fan of YouTube · November 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm What was your usmle score? Reply Fan of YouTube · November 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm Step 1 Reply Arianny Abreu González · November 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm 👏 Reply Hanner Nanners · November 19, 2019 at 5:51 am Please excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is “match day”? :-)) Reply Oliver Matt · November 19, 2019 at 11:24 pm I know what I want 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣 Reply Shania Mistry · November 22, 2019 at 7:09 pm I love listening to him it’s so inspiring and i can see the effort he puts into his videos and to educate us, love from india 🇮🇳 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website What's on your mind? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.