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How Doctors Can Save $150K on Their Student Debt

Stephen Dash | Posted 12.19.2014 | Money
Stephen Dash

The cost of a medical education can surpass $300,000. Every day at Credible, we witness many physicians seeking better ways to manage their medical school debt, despite often having high salaries.

10 Lessons the U.S. Will Learn From CUBA

Alexia Parks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

There was a time when I ran a 10K race with the Mayor of Yelapa, Cuba. As we headed uphill on the only asphalt road going into and out of town, we were passed by a group of teenage girls running barefoot.

Is Medical School a Million Dollar Mistake?

Dan Lambert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Dan Lambert

The path to being a doctor is not only expensive, it also requires dedication as well as the sacrifice of time, deferring a high quality of life to many, many, years after most other professions.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: 3 Things We Need to Talk About

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Hammad Moses Khan

As medical students, health care professionals, and supporters all across the country come together for #WhiteCoats4BlackLives demonstrations, we do so with the understanding that the status quo is not acceptable, that the path we are headed down is not sustainable, and our lack of discussion on race in this country is not healthy.

What Does It Mean To Be A Board-Certified Sleep Specialist?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In the realm of sleep, it can be helpful to explore the meaning of some commonly used descriptors and how they have changed over the years to ensure that you get the care that you need.

Practicing Narrative Medicine

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

I realize that my naïve pre-medical view on medicine was laughably distorted. Real medicine, real doctoring, is not primarily about making friends out of strangers, and drawing out a patient's entire life-world within the course of a single meeting. At the end of the day, our objective is to be a good doctor first and to discern the details that matter in saving that person's life.

This Dog Is Battling Bone Cancer And Had His Leg Amputated, But He's Still Loving Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Good News

Life has not been easy for this pooch, but it hasn't stopped him from living it up. A short film uploaded to YouTube called "Tri-Pawed: Embracing ...

Medicine Is Not About Money, Except When It Is

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

We need to readjust the way we educate physicians. Young doctors need to understand money more clearly from the start (especially the $200,000 in school loans part). But they must also grasp the hypocrisy that tells them that medical businesses, like Pharma, are inherently evil.

What Is it Like for a Medical Student to Cut Open a Body for the First Time?

Quora | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science
Quora

I simultaneously felt awe, fear, excitement, humility, cowardice, courage, frailty, strength, embarrassment, curiosity, sorrow, and joy.

Reinventing Law School

Michael Dillon | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Michael Dillon

According to a new analysis by the National Law Journal, applications to U.S. law schools have declined by more than 37 percent since 2010. It's easy to see why.

Where the Indian Education System for Medical Graduates Is Going Wrong

Saanya Gulati | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Saanya Gulati

We need enthusiastic individuals who deeply care about addressing the lacunae in our public health system. The admission process needs to evolve in order to be able to provide India with more passionate doctors.

Baha'i, Islam, and Christianity: Binding Up Wounds

Aamir Hussain | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I w...

Lifting the Veil of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Harshada Rajani | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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.