A brief history of fake doctors, and how they get away with it
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A brief history of fake doctors, and how they get away with it

Melbourne man Raffaele Di Paolo pleaded guilty last week to a number of charges related to practising as a medical specialist when he wasn’t qualified to do so. Di Paolo is in jail awaiting his sentence after being found guilty of fraud, indecent assault and sexual penetration. This case follows that of …

Medical student commits suicide after failing one exam 11 times in 5 years
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Medical student commits suicide after failing one exam 11 times in 5 years

Several of Mehedi Hasan Faruk’s classmates said he was frustrated due to being unable to pass the final professional exam for the past five years. A student from the 17th batch of Comilla Medical College committed suicide on April 4. This is the fourth time in four months that a …

SIGECAPS, SSRIs, and Silence — Life as a Depressed Med Student
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SIGECAPS, SSRIs, and Silence — Life as a Depressed Med Student

SIGECAPS is the mnemonic we medical students memorize to learn the core symptoms of depression: sleep, interest, guilt, energy, concentration, appetite, psychomotor retardation, and suicidality. The practice questions we spend hours answering in preparation for Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam twist patient vignettes in tricky ways to …

Apple Is Looking For Doctors And Health Coaches For Its New Program
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Apple Is Looking For Doctors And Health Coaches For Its New Program

Apple is launching a group of health clinics called AC Wellness for its employees and their families this spring, according to several sources familiar with the company’s plans. The company quietly published a website, acwellness.com, with more details about its initiative and a careers page listing jobs including primary care doctor, exercise …

Using marijuana 2 times a month cost this doctor his license
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Using marijuana 2 times a month cost this doctor his license

When he tested positive for cannabis on his employment physical, the hospital — just to be cautious — sent him to his state PHP to discuss the matter. The state PHP then promptly referred him for a four-day out-of-state evaluation at a cost of $5000 to $6000. If he refused …

The Truth About Dating Doctors … and Dating as Doctors
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The Truth About Dating Doctors … and Dating as Doctors

Imagine the following scenario: a couple is enjoying a romantic dinner at a candlelit restaurant, staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, electricity in the air, along with the aroma of a gourmet meal. Then suddenly, a sound interrupts the scene. A heartbeat? A piano? Nope. It’s a pager, and one …

Doctor that earns $800,000 a year
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Doctor that earns $800,000 a year

The highest  paid doctor in NHS is earing $800,000 a year, according to new figures showing a $20,000 pay gap between male and female consultants. The statistics show just five out of the 100 top-earning NHS consultants in England are female, despite women making up a third of the total …

Segregation in the medical school classroom
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Segregation in the medical school classroom

“Are you a left-sider or a right-sider?” my classmate asked with a puzzled look during an end-of-the-year dinner among first-year medical students. I was confused. He repeated himself then answered. “Do you sit on the left or the right side in class … that’s right; you sit on the right.” …

5 easy steps to become a better medical student
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5 easy steps to become a better medical student

I recently had quite a long conversation with a college senior that was just accepted into medical school for this coming fall. As a rising fourth year medical student myself, I would like to think that I have navigated the waters of academia and figured out both efficient paths to success and …