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Is McDonald’s Hiring or Will I Really Have a Job After Medical School? Plus, Is It Lithium Toxicity or a Medical Student Taking a Board Exam? | Dr. Chris Cimino from Kaplan Medical

April 2, 2019


Today's episode features a question from Kaplan's Step 2 CK Integrated Plan. Click the link below to sign up for a free trial. We then present an interview (recorded live at the 2019 AMSA convention) with Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kaplan Medical, who discusses the future "job market" for medical students while touching on other important topics for medical students like the residency match process.

Remember, ITB listeners can take up to 40% off any Kaplan Medical product (when combined with an American Medical Association membership discount) by going to and using the offer code "ITB15" to take advantage of this offer. Even if you're not an AMA member, you can still get 15% off any Kaplan Medical product. 

AMSA 2019 

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA's programs and partner-discounted services are provided to help students through the medical education journey. They partner with a wide range of companies to give members useful discounts on everything from test prep to international volunteer opportunities. Become an AMSA member today by going to

Featured Sponsor: CommonBond

This Spring, we’ve partnered with CommonBond. They just launched a new loan designed to save medical students thousands of dollars versus the Federal Grad PLUS loan. A student that takes a 10-year fully deferred loan with CommonBond could save thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. But with CommonBond it’s not just about the savings. CommonBond knows med students have unique needs, so they offer flexible repayment to help you focus on your residency program. Plus, you aren’t even required to have a cosigner. To learn more about CommonBond’s new med school loan, visit  

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast USMLE Step 2 and Shelf Exam Study Starter (mini) Series: Internal Medicine Edition 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. We're covering some high yield IM content until early April, then we launch into our annual USMLE Step 1 Study Smarter Series. Go to or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

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Music: "1-800-273-8255" by Logic off "Everybody" (used with permission). Listen to the full track on Spotify