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Teaching Empathy in Medical School

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil | Posted 11.04.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil

As medical educators, the most important message that we can send to our students is this: "Keep the patient at the center of everything you do." Patients visit doctors seeking help and hope. They are looking for guidance during difficult times, and they need to be treated with compassion and sensitivity.

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

A New Opportunity For Undergrads To Get Into Med School

us news | Delece Smith-Barrow | Posted 08.28.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. This fall, Georgia Regents University is offering...

Dr. Drew Opens Up

Anna David | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

"The only thing going on in an active addict's brain is, 'I've got to use.' And as a non-addict, I have to get re-directed on that all the time."

Measuring the Immeasurable

Phil Garrity | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Phil Garrity

Beyond all of the things we do to act in service for the poor -- delivering medical supplies, building health systems, strengthening human capacity -- I've come to believe that there is something far more powerful in simply being in service with those in need.

How Do I Deal With My Student Loan Debt So I Can Go to Medical School?

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I graduated from undergrad with a degree in Psychology and $20,000 in school loans. My loans were priv...

Lunch Date Dilemma: Little Black Book of Scientists or Little Colorful Book of Sci-lit?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 08.25.2013 | Science
Dr. Layla McCay

Is science literature an essential tool for democratizing research, or is it a relic of a pre-internet age?

A Medical Education Must Include Teaching the Cost of Medicine

Nandita Mani & Elizabeth Oler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Nandita Mani & Elizabeth Oler

Medical students are brilliantly frugal. We are a resourceful, smart, and cost-conscious group -- so why is the medical school curriculum practically silent on the cost of medicine?

Medical Students Face Growing Residency Shortage and Student Loan Crisis

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question I am responding to your advice to "Gail, M.D." who went to a foreign medical school, acquired $350K in debt (likely a...

I Graduated From a Foreign Medical School With $350,000 in Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went to school outside of the country and obtained the equivalent of an MD degree. Without a residency...

The 5 Most Underrated Virtues Of Great Doctors

Harshada Rajani | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

Medical school emphasizes that one simply needs to be as smart as possible with a borderline annoying amount of empathy, but I would argue that it's definitely not that simple.

Foster Care Youth: The Faces of a Nation's Soul in Crisis

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

For some children, the uncertainty of life on the street is better than certainty of violence at home. It was for me. At age 14, I escaped from an abusive home with no money, nowhere to go and only the clothes I was wearing.

LOOK: The 10 Most Selective Medical Schools

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. Med schools may be on a mission to increase enrollment, but that doesn't mean they're ...

How to Recycle Yourself

Diana Bletter | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Diana Bletter

Want to save money and contribute to mankind? Recycle yourself. Yes, why not? Just as you recycle plastics and papers, you can sign up to recycle your body and use it for medical research.

The Joy Of Foreign Healthcare?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Dr. Layla McCay

In Japan I wandered the pristine halls of Osaka University Hospital, ostensibly charting objective healthcare outcome differences, but really marveling at the anecdotal nuances of difference in ward rounds.

Budget Crunch Threatens Vital Part of Physician Training

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will we be able to train a sufficient number of physicians, given budget woes and threats to Medicare funding, to make sure that everyone who needs a doctor can find one?

America's Healthcare Crisis: A Prescription for Breaking the Cycle

Ali Ansary | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Even as physicians reimagine the practice of medicine, we must adhere to the same principles that we swore an oath to -- to practice medicine ethically and honestly, and to serve humanity.

Of Dreams and Debt: Do Big Degrees Still Pay Off?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Becoming a doctor, lawyer or business person have long served as paths out of poverty, as well as symbols for many of the American Dream. But now, if a student isn't careful, these once-prestigious careers may be paths into poverty or heavy student debt. What has gone so wrong?

5 Reasons Why You Probably Shouldn't Go to Medical School

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

This is not a ruthless attempt to crush your dreams and passions. This is not an op-ed on our current health care system. This is targeted toward individuals who are considering medical school in order to practice clinical medicine, written by a physician in postgraduate training.

What Happens to Cadavers After Medical Students Are Done With Them?

Quora | Posted 04.03.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Hank Tate, Chief Internal Development Officer - AZERA Group ... and general all around "Right ...

I Heard Your Doctor Is a Hypochondriac

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | Comedy
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Hey, I heard your doctor is a hypochondriac. He is a friend of a friend of mine, so I happen to know this as an unquestionable fact. I thought you should know. Outlandish, you say? Let me explain.

LOOK: The 12 Best Medical Schools

Posted 01.07.2013 | College

If you're ambitious, genius and settle for nothing but the best, then one of the world's best medical schools could be right for you. The Academic...

Tyler Kingkade

Geffen's TREMENDOUS Donation To Fund Medical Student Scholarships

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.14.2012 | College

The University of California-Los Angeles announced Thursday that entertainment executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to the university's med...

It's Time to Jumpstart Quality Improvement Initiatives in Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Where quality improvement was once a glimmering idealistic notion conjured up by a few pockets of ambitious doctors, it is fast becoming recognized as a permanent fixture in our nation's medical infrastructure.

Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.