Lifelong lessons from a medical student’s first rotation
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Lifelong lessons from a medical student’s first rotation

“How long have you been doing this?” he asked, eyes gleaming with admiration. I was unsure whether he was asking how long I had been conducting patient interviews or how long I had been a medical student. I decided on the latter. “2 years,” I replied with a confident smile …

The Medical Student Who Had A Genuine Human Profile
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The Medical Student Who Had A Genuine Human Profile

“I lift things up and put them down.” This quote is from a commercial for Planet Fitness I have seen in the past. It portrays a bulky body builder on a tour of the gym premises. There is no real communication with the tour guide since he keeps saying that …

Should Med Students Help in an Emergency?
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Should Med Students Help in an Emergency?

Let’s say you are on an airplane flying to your vacation. Suddenly, you hear “are there any doctors aboard this airplane?” As a medical student, you are faced with a conundrum: Do you speak up or simply remain silent? There are only two options, and no matter what you do, …

5 Soft Skills Every Medical Student Needs
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5 Soft Skills Every Medical Student Needs

As any practicing physician can attest, adequate medical care extends beyond pure medical knowledge to extensive interpersonal skills and well-calibrated self-awareness. While many medical and premedical students emphasize their fitness for medicine by highlighting their superior performances in academic realms, “softer” skills—like the ability to collaborate with colleagues and to …

Hypertension Treatment & Care
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Hypertension Treatment & Care

Treating high blood pressure can take a multi-pronged approach including diet changes, medication, and exercise. Learn about hypertension treatment options here. Hypertension TreatmentTreatment for hypertension comes in many forms, from lifestyle changes to medication. Learn more from this overview about how to lower blood pressure. High Blood Pressure DrugsYour doctor …

Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures
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Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures

Overview A penile fracture is a tear in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the rubbery sheath of tissue below the skin that allows the penis to increase in width and length to produce a firm erection. Sometimes the erectile tissue beneath the tunica albuginea also ruptures. That’s known …

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 …

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 …