VIDEO: Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart
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VIDEO: Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart

The heart itself is made up of 4 chambers, 2 atria and 2 ventricles. De-oxygenated blood returns to the right side of the heart via the venous circulation. It is pumped into the right ventricle and then to the lungs where carbon dioxide is released and oxygen is absorbed. The …

8 Practical Time Management and Study Strategies for Medical Students
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8 Practical Time Management and Study Strategies for Medical Students

There’s no question that medical school is tough, especially when you consider the amount of material you need to cover in a few short years. Even if you’re putting in the hard work and making every effort to keep up with your studies, the stress of trying to juggle multiple …

5 Up-and-Coming Topics in Medicine That Students Should Know About
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5 Up-and-Coming Topics in Medicine That Students Should Know About

Breakthroughs in patient care are happening in leaps and bounds due to the convergence of research, technology and medicine. For those thinking about which specialty areas to focus on, or for anyone looking for a glimpse into the future of healthcare, here are five of the most interesting, on the …

10 Things Every Pre-Med Should Absolutely Know
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10 Things Every Pre-Med Should Absolutely Know

Over the course of my undergraduate career, I have had discussions with countless pre-med students. From these conversations, I have concluded two things about them. First, they don’t sleep. Second, many of them have no idea what it takes to get into medical school. Wait, what? No idea what it …

Is a good doctor one who finishes medical school on time?
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Is a good doctor one who finishes medical school on time?

Compared to half a century ago, medical students are now learning different skills to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. “Today’s students are learning about healthcare costs and how to work in teams. They are moving away from hospital settings and training in community centres and even in patients’ …

Study Hacks for Medical School
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Study Hacks for Medical School

What would happen if an extra hour suddenly appeared on today’s calendar? How about two? Most would welcome the additional time to complete errands, spend time with family, or pop in at the mall. Students invariably see “extra” time as more opportunity to study or work on projects. However, if …

The 3 Worst Mistakes You Can Make During Med School
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The 3 Worst Mistakes You Can Make During Med School

Everyone seems to have advice on what to do in order to succeed during your medical education, but sometimes it helps to hear what not to do. Here are the three things all medical students should avoid at all costs. 1. Do Not Fall Behind You’ve definitely heard that “medical …

Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students
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Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students

A good memory is a useful tool to have by your side, no matter what your occupation is. Students, in particular, tend to encounter difficulties in memorizing a large amount of content, and that’s quite natural. Going through extensive reading material can be quite daunting, let alone memorizing it all. …

20 Realities Of Med School That Nobody Warns You About
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20 Realities Of Med School That Nobody Warns You About

1. You no longer bat an eyelash at telling random strangers to take their clothes off. 2. You’ve also seen your classmates in various states of undress. 3. You learn to recognize the smell of burnt human flesh during surgery. 4. You will have diagnosed yourself with at least 4 …