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Med Students Use Art to Observe, Data to Spot Trends

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Innovations in medical education are improving the affect and effect of doctors in training. Med schools are exploring uses of big data to improve diagnosis and trend spotting while others are incorporating interdisciplinary studies to improve observation and communication skills.

As an Undocumented Immigrant, It's Easier to Get My MD-PhD Than a U.S. Visa

Cesar Montelongo | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Cesar Montelongo

The fundamental reason that I was accepted into an MD-PhD program is because I was given a chance. And yet at one point in my visa application process, the chance of obtaining legal residence became non-existent.

An Open Letter to Medical School Students

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Suddenly, we are faced with a system where the most important person in the system is also the most overlooked -- the patient. The patient and the doctor are no longer sitting at the proverbial kitchen table talking, and very few doctors show up at their patient's weddings and funerals.

Acknowledging the Competing Incentives in Medical School

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

For many medical students, especially those without specific predetermined career paths, finding passion and purpose through medical education includes navigating through many maladaptive impulses that exist in the process of obtaining a medical degree.

Tiearona Low Dog Elevates the Meaning of "Integrative Medicine"

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the honor of interviewing Tiearona Low Dog, MD, a thought leader in health care, whose credentials include Director of the Fellowship a...

'Host,' A Conversation With Robin Cook

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Robin Cook has written thirty-four novels which have sold over one hundred million copies worldwide. There have been a dozen films, television movies and mini-series made from his work. In each of his novels, he elucidates various medical/biotech ethical issues, while entertaining his readers with thriller-style stories.

What Medical Schools Do Today

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

It seems obvious: medical schools are where you go if you want to become a doctor. But in addition to teaching the next generation of physicians and surgeons, they also do so much more--especially now in the age of Obamacare.

The Real Reason It Takes So Long To Become A Doctor

Quora | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education

Before 1910, there weren't really any standards for medical education in the US. Someone could go to school, get a degree, hang a shingle somewhere and call themselves whatever they liked.

In Defense of Nursing

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

The field of nursing has an attribute that many others lack. Even on the worst of days, nurses will never leave the workplace wondering if they just did something meaningful. My hope is that that the public outcry to the incident on The View revives a deeper respect for nursing.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Better Health, By Design

Footnote | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science

The human element has always been as important to medicine as the scientific side. Design takes this human factor into account by analyzing how healthcare is provided and used and how the behavior of doctors, patients, and other actors promotes or impedes health.

A Medical Intern Writes to His Future Self

Pranay Sinha | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Pranay Sinha

How far you have come from the fresh-faced, bow-tie-wearing, revoltingly cheerful fellow who stumbled anytime he had to introduce himself! The first few days in the hospital were so gruesome that they'd have been conducted off-stage in any respectable Greek tragedy.

My Patient. Your Patient, Our Patient: Making Medicine Better for Everyone

Patricia M. Chute, EdD | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia M. Chute, EdD

Too many patients complain about having doctors and other experts who fail to consult with each other or who provide contradictory directives. Medical and health professions schools can tackle the problem by fostering the professional cooperation and coordination that all patients deserve.

Doing Harm

Laura Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Fitzpatrick

Today I held a 2-year-old's chin in place so a man could slit her throat. She had an infected cyst in her neck that needed removing, and I knew the su...

Dealing With Medical School Debt -- Refinance or Forgiveness?

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Aryea Aranoff

orbearing your loans through all of training is more of an "out of sight, out of mind" option, but can result in a dramatic snowballing as interest piles up. PSLF offers a very attractive potential savings route.

It's So Obvious That You Are a Med School Student

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

The way you interact with your fellow med student colleagues at work calls out your job description. It's not the content of what you say to each other as you cross paths in the hospital hallways that leaves your identity utterly exposed. Rather, it is the way your eyes transmit a complex but mutual signal of despair and competition that clearly says it all.

New Ways to Learn: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Mindy Kaling's Brother Pretended To Be Black So He Could Get Into Med School

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

Applying to medical school is no easy feat, and apparently Mindy Kaling's older brother assumed the hurdles would be much easier if he were black. ...

Success, Service and Sexism

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

I attended med school with some of the smartest, most accomplished women I had ever met. To have our accomplishments reduced for a few cheap laughs is frustrating. What's even more frustrating is that it's not restricted to academia.

What Every Aspiring Doctor Should Know About in High School

Arianna Yanes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Teen
Arianna Yanes

For a high schooler determined to pursue a career in medicine, a combined medical program can provide the freedom to pursue activities during the undergraduate years without thinking of how they look on a resume.

How Medical School Interviews Changed My Views on Love

Amy Yao | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Amy Yao

But falling in love, like applying to medical school, requires a different sort of strength. It is a frightening, potentially cataclysmic leap of faith, one that could either yield exquisite or grimly embarrassing results.

How Doctors Can Save $150K on Their Student Debt

Stephen Dash | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

The cost of a medical education can surpass $300,000. Every day at Credible, we witness many physicians seeking better ways to manage their medical school debt, despite often having high salaries.

10 Lessons the U.S. Will Learn From CUBA

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Alexia Parks

There was a time when I ran a 10K race with the Mayor of Yelapa, Cuba. As we headed uphill on the only asphalt road going into and out of town, we were passed by a group of teenage girls running barefoot.

Is Medical School a Million Dollar Mistake?

Dan Lambert | Posted 02.14.2015 | Education
Dan Lambert

The path to being a doctor is not only expensive, it also requires dedication as well as the sacrifice of time, deferring a high quality of life to many, many, years after most other professions.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: 3 Things We Need to Talk About

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Hammad Moses Khan

As medical students, health care professionals, and supporters all across the country come together for #WhiteCoats4BlackLives demonstrations, we do so with the understanding that the status quo is not acceptable, that the path we are headed down is not sustainable, and our lack of discussion on race in this country is not healthy.