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Tips for High School Students Who Want to be a Doctor
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Tips for High School Students Who Want to be a Doctor

Do you think you might want to go to medical school in the future? Are you wondering what you can do now to prepare and enhance your chances of gaining admission? It’s never too early to start thinking about your career goals and planning on how to achieve them. When …

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One Doctor gave Fake Cancer Diagnosis - Gets his Karma in Prison
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One Doctor gave Fake Cancer Diagnosis – Gets his Karma in Prison

You are supposed to be able to trust your doctor. They literally hold your life in their hands whenever you go in to see them. But sometimes doctors can be just as crooked as your local drug dealer posted up on the corner. Take the case of Dr. Farid Fata …

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WHY DOCTORS STAY SILENT ABOUT MISTAKES THEIR COLLEAGUES MAKE?
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WHY DOCTORS STAY SILENT ABOUT MISTAKES THEIR COLLEAGUES MAKE?

Telling a patient about another doctor’s medical error can mean losing business or suffering retribution. Now, some physicians are looking for ways to break the code of silence. Patients don’t always know when their doctor has made a medical error. But other doctors do. A few years ago I called …

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Teaching residents to teach will improve medical education
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Teaching residents to teach will improve medical education

Medical residents take on a variety of responsibilities. Some are clear, upfront, and obvious: the responsibilities they have been training for since entering medical school. Coming up with a treatment plan and carrying it out is first and foremost their raison d’etre, and they put an enormous amount of effort …

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10 Emergency Room Janitors Share Their Most Disgusting Experiences
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10 Emergency Room Janitors Share Their Most Disgusting Experiences

When you think of dirty jobs, janitors generally are the first to come to mind. But have you ever considered how much worse it must be for those janitorial servants who must clean the grime and gore of a hospital? Hospital janitors spend their days cleaning up emergency rooms, bathrooms, patient rooms, and hallways – all …

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Is there ever a right time for a doctor to have a baby?
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Is there ever a right time for a doctor to have a baby?

When is the right time to have a baby? This question plagues professional women across industries. It takes on more significant importance for women training as physicians. Medical training is long and coincides with a woman’s late 20s, often stretching into her 30s. Waiting to have children until completing training …

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An Unconscious Patient with a DNR Tattoo

We present the case of a person whose presumed code-status preference led him to tattoo “Do Not Resuscitate” on his chest. Paramedics brought an unconscious 70-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, and atrial fibrillation to the emergency department, where he was found to have …

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12 Medical Words You Always Mispronounce
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12 Medical Words You Always Mispronounce

Tinnitus EMMA KAPOTES/RD.COM, ISTOCK Say: “TIN-it-us.” That’s how doctors say it, but they’re used to hearing “ti-nite-us” too. If you have the condition, here are effective tinnitus remedies. Ophthalmologist EMMA KAPOTES/RD.COM, ISTOCK Say: “off-thull-MAH-luh-just.” Your eye doctor will want you to take a closer look at all the letters: There’s an H after …

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Medical School Depression: Are There Specific Causes and Patterns Among Students?
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Medical School Depression: Are There Specific Causes and Patterns Among Students?

Recent study published in the journal of BMC Medical Education gives an insight into the patterns and causes of medical school depression. Depression is a mental illness that causes persistent low mood, and lack of interest and pleasure in daily life. Individuals with depression have feelings of worthlessness and disrupted concentration, sleep …

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