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 …

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 …

25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess
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25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess

As many Meddy bear’s readers know by now, last month Popular Mechanics published a list on their website of “25 Skills Every Man Should Know,” which included such esoteric talents as “frame a wall” and “extend your wireless network.” How these two made the list over such accomplishments as “find …

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 …

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 …

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 …