5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US
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5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US

Applying for residency and awaiting matching results is probably the most stressful part of medical student’s life up to date, and we’ll probably add more pressure to some of them by compiling the list of 5 most competitive residency programs in US. Residency might not be med school graduate’s first true …

84-year-old doctor refuses to use a computer - Lost her medical license
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84-year-old doctor refuses to use a computer – Lost her medical license

According to Washington Post, Aside from a fax machine and landline telephone, there isn’t much technology in the office of physician Anna Konopka, 84. Instead, her patients’ records are tucked into two file cabinets, which sit in a tiny office next door to her 160-year-old clapboard house in New London, …

Med Students Are Using Facebook Groups in a Big Way
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Med Students Are Using Facebook Groups in a Big Way

The medical school experience is changing. One example: Med students who want to ace their classes sometimes turn to Facebook, where they join organic, customized groups that serve as digital libraries, uniting peers prepping for exams and more, according to a recent study. This sort of virtual study group is …

A Day in the Life of a MD-PhD Student
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A Day in the Life of a MD-PhD Student

Physician-scientists are medical doctors who contribute significant effort toward scientific research and play an integral role in the advancement of medical knowledge. They provide a unique perspective to the research community through first-hand experience with patients and the problems they face, but they also have the research skills to directly …

Operating theatre related syncope in medical students: a cross sectional study
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Operating theatre related syncope in medical students: a cross sectional study

Abstract Background Observing surgical procedures is a beneficial educational experience for medical students during their surgical placements. Anecdotal evidence suggests that operating theatre related syncope may have detrimental effects on students’ views of this. Our study examines the frequency and causes of such syncope, together with effects on career intentions, …

Morphine important informations: Uses, Side effects and Precautions
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Morphine important informations: Uses, Side effects and Precautions

What is morphine? Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting formulations are taken as needed for pain. The extended-release form of morphine is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of morphine is not for use …

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What Is Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation? Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare, life-threatening condition. In the early stages of the condition, DIC causes your blood to clot excessively. This can cause blood clots that reduce blood flow and can block blood from reaching bodily organs. As the condition progresses, the …

Colleagues Laugh At ‘Awkward’ Doctor For Writing Name On Cap, Don’t Realize It Saves Lives
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Colleagues Laugh At ‘Awkward’ Doctor For Writing Name On Cap, Don’t Realize It Saves Lives

Sydney based anesthetist Dr. Rob Hackett’s colleagues thought he was a little strange, a little bit off for his decision. Little did they know that his “awkward” decision to write his name and profession across the top of his scrub hat would lead to some beneficial safety changes in the …

“Everyday is a Battle” — Teenager’s Life Is Forever Ruined by the Dangerously Ineffective HPV Vaccine. Here’s Her Incredible Story!
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“Everyday is a Battle” — Teenager’s Life Is Forever Ruined by the Dangerously Ineffective HPV Vaccine. Here’s Her Incredible Story!

The HPV vaccine is recommended for all girls between 11 and 12, but reports like this one have meant the vaccine has been branded as one of the most dangerous in the world. Chloe was a seemingly normal pre-teen, she loved to dance and one day hoped of becoming a …