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Want to Go to Medical School?

Scott Willyerd | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 02.19.2014 | 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.)

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?

Don't Call Me Just A Nurse

Kateri Allard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

I am a nurse. I didn't become a nurse because I couldn't cut it in med school or failed organic chemistry, but rather because I chose this. This wasn't my plan B. It was my plan A.

How Lupus Led Me From A Career In Journalism to Medical School

Kayla Behbahani | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kayla Behbahani

My symptoms were eventually diagnosed as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks itself. My search online yielded a website that charted survival in vague terms, claiming 90% of lupus patients lived five years post-diagnosis while 75% made it to 10 years and only 65% made it 15 years. For someone in her early 20s, those odds weren't reassuring. I knew as a journalist that information was power and never in my life had I felt so incredibly powerless. So, I set out on a mission to learn as much about lupus as I could. I never dreamed that journey would eventually lead me to medical school.

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?