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The Only Five Criteria to Consider When Choosing A Medical School
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The Only Five Criteria to Consider When Choosing A Medical School

Hospital cafeteria food. Malignancy or benign-ness. Patient population seen in the third and fourth years. A medical school interview provides a fusillade of data points to consider, and an applicant can feel overwhelmed. But what criteria actually matter in the long run? Doctors can debate this question endlessly, but here, …

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Should Medical Students Bring Laptops to Lectures?
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Should Medical Students Bring Laptops to Lectures?

You can file this under, “Old man yells at cloud,” but here goes. Twice a year now for over a decade, I’ve been lecturing the senior medical students in a therapeutics and pharmacology course. It’s an elective, but it’s very popular — most of the class takes it. Not surprisingly, my topic …

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How To Know If Surgery Is Right For You?
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How To Know If Surgery Is Right For You?

Reflect on your clinical experiences and how you felt while caring for patients. Do you: Appreciate working as a member of a team? Enjoy watching your patients improve daily after major injuries or surgical procedures? Embrace responsibility and the opportunity to make a positive impact? Excel at problem solving and …

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How to inspire medical students to pursue primary care
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How to inspire medical students to pursue primary care

I distinctly remember the excitement I felt during my first year of medical school when exposed to the breadth of general and specialty fields that seemed all so equally rewarding and medically influential.  I envisioned myself holistically understanding my patient, seeing the problem in the context of her other medical …

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The World’s Most Sophisticated Algorithm for Choosing a Med Specialty

Decisions, decisions… You’ve spent the majority of your life in school working hard for the big prize: the prestigious two letters after your name, “MD”. But, now that your real life dream is creeping closer, you have to make that difficult decision, what kind of MD? This highly accurate algorithm …

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16 THINGS YOU’LL ONLY UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE A MEDICAL STUDENT

1) Getting hungry during Anatomy sessions. Casually discussing lunch options over an open cadaver or comparing a human lung to a melon is a common part of anatomy dissection. 2) Practicing OSCE’s on each other over and over and over and over ‘Hi, My name is _____ and I’m a …

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15 “Joys” Of Being A Medical Student.

1. This is what your Saturday night looks like. Your “non-med” friends every Saturday night. 2. At some point, your “non-med” friends will stop believing all your “lame” excuses about not being able to hang out ‘cause you always have to study for something. I mean, seriously, is there really …

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5 Ways A Hospital Stay Can Make Us Sicker
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5 Ways A Hospital Stay Can Make Us Sicker

Especially when we’re sick and vulnerable, we rely on health-care providers to treat us. We depend on their knowledge, training, skills, and compassion. We expect them to help us to heal so that we can return to our duties and responsibilities as employers or employees, spouses, parents, neighbors, and friends. …

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Top 5 Voluptuous Facts About Breast Implants
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Top 5 Voluptuous Facts About Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. It has a colorful past that would cause many women to second-guess going under the knife. The following delves into the forgotten history and the trials and tribulations that went into various attempts to perfect a procedure that still …

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