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Thoughts for First-Year Med Students

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

What I wanted for my life, in my choice of career, was a way to live a meaningful existence. Not have "just a job" -- something that I had to do for money to survive or thrive, but rather a fulfilling of a calling.

Med Student Crowdfunds His Tuition, Aims To Help World's Neediest People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

Forget the big paycheck and impressive social status -- Tim Cheves wants to become a doctor to help others because he knows firsthand how powerless so...

Medical School: From the Beginning

Rui Dai | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rui Dai

I found out it was like to hold a living heart and liver, still warm, in your hands, and to see the heart being sewn back into another person. I discovered what it feels like to stay at the hospital until it is nearly almost empty, but still have the energy to call your mother bursting with excitement.

Going South for Match Day

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

So as another Match Day has passed, let us make sure we get one message across as clearly as we can: The rural health care crisis is a real and formidable challenge, and history teaches us that whenever Americans face such challenges, we are moved not by technicalities and formalities but by vision, by a dedication to service, and by faith.

Top 7 Master's Degrees for Making the Most Money

Uloop | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Uloop

With the cost to attend graduate school, students and educators are beginning to debate the necessity of a Master's degree. Nonetheless, here is a list of degrees which will almost certainly guarantee success in the fields to which they lead.

The Three-Year MD: A Radical Rethinking of Medical Education

Robert I. Grossman, MD | Posted 12.02.2013 | College
Robert I. Grossman, MD

We argue for the radical rethinking of medical education, and suggest that shortening medical school education is one approach to address the need for change in the post-Flexnerian era. Doing so would offer highly qualified students the opportunity to fulfill their medical school requirements in three years, without compromising the quality of their education.

Doctor, How Do You Feel?

Nandita Mani | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Nandita Mani

In these formative years, students are like sponges, constantly absorbing clues from their superiors on how medicine should be practiced. Can we really expect medical students to retain their empathy if we don't show them how?

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...

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?

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 ...

Remembering A Broken Romance on Valentine's Day; Or How I Became A Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.15.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

What do you do when you graduate from Berkeley with a broken heart and a B.A. in biochemistry? You break your immigrant parents' hearts and become a w...

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.

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...

Health Care 101: Survival Tips for Medical Students

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

To survive medical school one must be genuinely interested to learn, be ready to jump through hoops when necessary, and be prepared to experience the ups and downs of caring for patients with serious illness.

Just What the Patient Ordered

Howard A. Zucker, MD | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Howard A. Zucker, MD

Was Marcus Welby better able to treat the entire patient than Dr. House? It is time for America to create an oral history of the medical profession. These gray-haired physicians may illuminate how we might meld the best of the past and the promise of the future of medicine.

Training Doctors to Speak the Language of the Law

Christine Nero Coughlin | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Christine Nero Coughlin

Until we have clarity about how our future health care system will operate, pessimism will abound in the medical profession. My hope is that we can provide future doctors with a voice to enter the debate.

Catherine Pearson

Are Med Schools Ignoring LGBT Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Medical students spend hours learning about human health, behavior and how to provide good patient care. But when it comes to caring for lesbian, gay,...

The 10 Most Popular Medical Schools (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.19.2011 | College

What determines how popular a medical school is? It isn't the number of friends the school has, or how often it is invited to parties. It is actually...

What Med Schools Aren't Teaching

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Med students are taught about everything from pathology to microbiology, but are they asked to learn enough about public health policy? Maybe not, t...

What's Wrong With Medical Education Today?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Anatomy class in medical school has been reduced to a mere eight weeks during the first year of medical school, instead of the full year that comprised my education 40 years ago.

Future Doctors Get Their Matches

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

George Washington University senior medical students sit in a packed auditorium with a white envelope in their hands. The 172 students are surroun...