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Physicians on Front Line in Fight Against Sex Traffickers

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Hilary Friedlander Editors' Note: Since publication of this piece, a reader drew our attention to several articles from The Washington Post, wh...

The Doctors of Tomorrow: A Long, Hard, Narrow Road with a Gratifying Result

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Editorial by Dr. Nabil Ebraheim, Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedics, and also the Residency Program Director and The University of Toledo, located...

A Focus on Ethics in Global-Health Programs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Jill Raufman, M.S., M.P.H., Ten years ago I was working with some friends on a joint project at the Central Nairobi YMCA. In a park on the outskir...

A Conduit to Success: Pipeline Programs and Leveling Social Barriers for Black Physicians

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Andre Bryan, M.D., M.B.A. A recent publication by the Association of American Medical Colleges reports that only 4 percent of physicians in th...

Dare To Be 100: Lunch With Margaret

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Four years ago I was at the tether end of my endurance after 10 straight hours of interviewing prospective Stanford School of Medicine applicants. Our...

What M.D. Students Should Know about Treating LGBTQ Youth Affected by Violence

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Olivia Low "Being able to feel safe with other people defines mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives."...

CODE BLACK: Wellness Through Patient Education

Shaan Patel | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Shaan Patel

By Brian Wu -- a fourth year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC The sheer amount of education - in biochemistry, pharmacology, a...

Together In The Conquest Of Cancer

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Gregory Roloff

Thanks to years of dedicated work, we now have the ability to gaze into the depths of cancer like never before. However, these investigations have untangled the true diversity of cancer at the genetic level.

CODE BLACK: Making Time For Play In Electronic Health Records

Shaan Patel | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Shaan Patel

By Barbara Lam -- a third year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC The new third year medical class at USC had an Electronic Heal...

CODE BLACK: The Most Valuable Lesson In Medical School

Shaan Patel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Los Angeles
Shaan Patel

As I begin my last year of medical school and reflect on my journey thus far, I have found that the most valuable experience has been third year clinical rotations at the LAC+USC Medical Center, where I rotated through all of the core services of medicine in the hopes of selecting a specialty that was the right fit for me.

Practicing Medicine In Autism's Diagnostic Gray Zone

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Lisa Shulman, M.D. When I was much younger and trying to decide what to do with my life, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. That changed the day m...

How To Get Involved With Research In High School

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Ishan Puri

There are two main ways through which high schoolers can seek out research positions. You can either apply to a designated research program, or you can reach out to researchers and/or faculty of academic institutions on your own.

The Next Step: How to Choose the Right Path after Medical School

William Morrow | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
William Morrow

Image Source Choosing what path to take in a medical career can be daunting. There are many factors to consider. Many of these choices will have to b...

Getting into Medical School: Perspective on Unexpected Support

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 02.19.2017 | Home
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 02.19.2017 | Home
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 02.19.2017 | Home
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.