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Medical School

Lifting the Veil of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Harshada Rajani | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but I want everyone to remember that there is a terrifying, heartbreaking illness behind this passing, seemingly frivolous fad. I want people to know that learning about this scary disease is arguably as important as donating.

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.

Injecting Facts Into Controversy

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

The problem is, when you argue against this legislation because you think a medical school graduate's knowledge of anatomy is limited to dissecting a frog, you lose credibility and with it, you lose the argument. At least in my book.

Medical Education: Capitalism's Next Frontier?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Starting a new school is an expensive proposition, which may explain the modest number that have opened in the past decade. But now the private sector may be coming to the rescue by creating proprietary -- or profit-making -- schools to train physicians.

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...

Lynne Peeples

A Missed Opportunity To Protect Unborn Babies From Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

When Penelope Jagessar Chaffer became pregnant, her obstetrician warned her to avoid alcohol, cigarettes and mercury-laden tuna. Dangers posed to her ...

Exercise Is Medicine: An Rx for a Better America

Joe S. Moore | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe S. Moore

Doctors do hold tremendous power. The key to unleashing it lies in that critical moment when they have the rapt attention of their patients -- and importantly, within the prescription pad that only they hold.

How To Improve The Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter To Future Physicians

Mailet Lopez | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

No matter what type of physician you may be, and what type of news you are delivering, you become the single most important person in the world to your patients because you are there at the start of their journey, you are at the helm of their survival.

Why The U.S. Will Never See A Six-Hour Work Day

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Swedish government is conducting an experiment on productivity in the workplace by offering a small group of government officials six-hour work da...

So You Want to Go to Medical School? 5 Think-Ahead Tips for High Schoolers

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Given that I encourage students to approach college admissions and career choices based on a good fit model, to me the more important question is, "What can you do to find out if medicine is the right career for you?"

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.

Want to Go to Medical School?

Scott Willyerd | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Scott Willyerd

While there are forthcoming changes to the MCATs in 2015, what hasn't changed about getting into medical school is that applicants must have strong grades and MCAT scores. But there are also less obvious things you need.

I Refuse to Address Any Doctor as "Doctor"

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Doctors are just regular people doing a job. And as in any occupation, most regular people are pretty incompetent. Heck, my stock broker wants me to invest in the Mariah Carey Glitter sequel.

Declining Care From Physicians-in-Training: The Resident's Dilemma

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If all patients had the same resolution to bypass care from physicians-in-training, how are newly-minted doctors able to sufficiently train in clinical medicine?

Bereft of Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I'm convinced that the human impulse toward democracy is powerful and deep; it's bigger than Chris Christie's lust for power and will outlast our current capitulations to celebrity and wealth. A democracy movement has quietly taken root in this country and around the planet, and it's growing.

Life-Saving Skills Needed Earlier in Medical Education

David Greenky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Greenky

Although EMT training may not make students instant stars in the emergency room, they are able to enrich their clinical experience by participating on the front lines of patient care.

WATCH: Medical Student Saves Life During Practice Exam

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Medical student Ryan Jones unexpectedly became a hero during what he thought was a routine practice exam at the University of Virginia. Jones was ...

Medical Students Discuss 'Red Flags' About the Future of Health Care

David Freudberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
David Freudberg

In the din of polemics and punditry about health care reform, we have not heard much from one vitally important voice: that of young people now attending medical school, to whom we will entrust the future of health care.

The Prestige Pathways

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Andrew_Yang

The requirements are clear: you have to have good grades, be able to perform some cognitive tasks with words and numbers in the form of case studies that you should prepare for and practice, and hopefully look good in a suit.

Four Steps to a Winning Med School Resume

Chuck Cohn | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Some students are not quite prepared for an often overlooked, yet critical component of the medical school application -- the activities and extracurriculars section.

The One Thing They Never Tell You About Medical School

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Hammad Moses Khan

There's one thing that no medical student panel touches on and no physician you shadow ever tells you about. It's the sirens. No one ever talks about the sirens. The high-pitched sounds that wail from the tops of ambulances stand as stark reminders of the fact that what we're learning is real.

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.

400 Miles, 500 Students and a Future for Minorities in Medicine

Dr. Alden Landry | Posted 12.01.2013 | DC
Dr. Alden Landry

Although African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans compose more than 26 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only six percent of practicing physicians and five percent of dentists.

This Is How You Know You're a Gen Y Doctor

Marlene Pearce | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marlene Pearce

The latest crop of hard-working professionals like bankers, lawyers and doctors, are all Gen Y now. Like it or not, we're putting our unique Gen Y stamp on our professions. (We're pretty confident we can do a better job than you, anyway.)