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Getting into Medical School: Perspective on Unexpected Support

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Dr. Robert Marion People believe that the process of becoming a physician is the natural reward for those who have an aptitude in science and a wi...

Last US Medical School That Used Live Animals In Teaching Surgery Ends Practice

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.06.2016 | Good News

Cats, dogs and pigs will no longer be guinea pigs. Late last month, the last medical school in the U.S. and Canada to use live animals to teach surgic...

The Sociology of Getting Into Medical School

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.19.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

It's very difficult to get into medical school. Only a tiny fraction of college students make it in. And, statistically, it's even harder for dogs. ...

Informed Consent in a Dangerous Medical Resident Hours Study

Ruth Macklin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The study's goal -- seeing whether more patients die when residents get less sleep -- is ethically unacceptable because research has definitively shown that residents working very long shifts commit more medical errors than their well-rested counterparts.

The Doctor's Dilemma

Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.

Unfortunately, there is not a single, quick solution to this challenging public health issue. Rather, it will take a sustained, collective effort across multiple sectors.

When My Patient Call Me 'Colored Girl,' My Supervisor Said Nothing

STAT | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living

How can medical professionals address the needs of a rapidly diversifying population, when we cannot address prejudice within our own community?

How Do We Get More Doctors Interested in Becoming Primary Care Physicians?

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living

How do we get more doctors interested in becoming primary care physicians? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

Doctors Must Educate Themselves on Transgender Health Care

Amal Cheema | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Amal Cheema

As those who identify as transgender or do not conform to gender norms become more visible, medical institutions and professionals must assure that doctors, nurses and caregivers are equipped with the skills necessary to provide high-quality, equitable health care.

Body Snatchers & Hormones

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.09.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

On October 27, 1883, about a dozen men, armed with spades and shovels, snuck into Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, hoping to dig up a body. Their e...

Are medical schools teaching the basics?

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

There is deserved concern among medical educators that after four years of medical school, some graduates of American medical schools are not prepared...

How Grading Systems Determine Class Atmosphere

Brandon Jacobi | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Brandon Jacobi

Not only are collaborative atmospheres more conducive for learning, they're essential for teaching students how to work together; a critical skill future physicians must possess in order to function alongside other healthcare providers.

Schrödinger's Student

Gorka Murga | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Gorka Murga

Third year of medical school. A time when a student can know nothing and everything at the same time. Meet Schrödinger's student.

Lost in Translation

Gregory Roloff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients like President Carter, while others like Mrs. B remain lost in a biological dark matter. Above all else, I am drawn to the opportunity to fight in her corner once more.

What Medical Students Can Learn From Art Museums

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts

A hospital is not just a laboratory. A patient is not simply a diagnosis. And medicine is often more than a science. "We are pretending to be accurat...

5 Ways Filmmaking Helped an M.D./Ph.D. Student Become a Better Science Communicator

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Without a new generation of scientists who can communicate clearly to the public and to other scientists, we are going to be in for some difficult times ahead in which our progress as a nation will be hindered.

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.

A Dangerous Study of Medical Resident Hours

Ruth Macklin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

I conclude that this is an unethical study, based on risk-potential benefit considerations, and will follow up in a subsequent post to suggest that absence of informed consent from patients and medical residents signifies a dangerous trend in so-called "comparative effectiveness" research.

This Medical School’s Effort To Help Dreamers Could Benefit Entire Communities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Latino Voices

When Diana Andino first started researching medical school -- something she had been working toward for years -- she hit a brick wall. Andino, who wa...

Don't Chase After Wind: Be Present

Matthew Rosenstein | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew Rosenstein

In the midst of my clinical clerkships for medical school, as I sat here studying at times what feel like endless articles, as I sat here typing count...

Why Future Doctors Need More ZZZs

Arianna Yanes | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Yanes

The irony was not subtle -- an 8 a.m. lecture on sleep to which most of us showed up sleep-deprived and in desperate need of caffeine. Sitting in the lecture hall and yearning for the exact thing I was supposed to be taking notes on, I began to think about how my notion of sleep has changed in medical school.

Why Isn't Learning About Public Health A Larger Part of Medicine

The Conversation US | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Clinical medicine can treat patients when they are sick, but public health provides an opportunity to prevent disease and poor health. But too often, medical students don't get to learn about public health, or how to use it when they become doctors. That means many of today's students aren't learning about health care in a broader context.

The Medical Education System Is Toxic

Gabriela Maya Bernadett | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Gabriela Maya Bernadett

I remember the moment I wanted to become a doctor. It's been three years since I left, and even now when people ask me what made medical school so bad I tell them I don't even know where to begin.

What the Planned Parenthood Shooting Means for Medicine

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Tehreem Rehman

The horrific shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that left three dead serves as a stark reminder of the grave consequences of inflammatory politic rhetoric and poor legislation.

A Proposed Sea Change in Medical School Admissions: Humanism Was Lost With the Rise of Technology, But It's Time to Get It Back

Helen Riess, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Science
Helen Riess, M.D.

It's that time of year when future doctors are applying to medical schools. More than ever, the prevailing wisdom of selecting students from the top of their classes, with the best scholastic grades and highest standardized test scores, is being challenged.

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.