Articles

What Entrepreneurship and Medicine Have In Common
January 22, 2019
What do stethoscopes and business have in common? More than you think. Medical school and business school are more closely aligned than you might expect. Let's take a closer look.

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Five Wrong Reasons to Become A Doctor
January 14, 2019
There are many good reasons to go to medical school and join this noble profession. However, not all reasons are so good. Read on for a roundup of five things that should not be on your list of reasons to be a doctor.

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Med Schools Make Strides in Diversity
December 27, 2018
In 2009, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) introduced two new diversity accreditation standards calling for US medical schools “to engage in systematic efforts to attract and retain students from diverse background and develop programs, such as pipeline and academic enrichment prog...

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What You Should Know If You Want To Practice Medicine Abroad
December 24, 2018
Ready to take that shiny new medical degree to the far corners of the world? Here's what you need to know if you want to practice medicine abroad.

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Books And DVDs to Get An Aspiring Doctor or Nurse for Christmas
December 17, 2018
Have a special healthcare worker or student in your life and need to find the perfect gift? Check out this gift guide of the best books and DVDs for all the aspiring doctors and nurses in your life.

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What Med Students Should Know About Human Rights
December 10, 2018
Today is a momentous occasion: it’s Human Rights Day, and the 70th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While the world is a very different place today, the principles outlined in the Declaration are just as important as they were decades ago. Wondering where you fit into the mi...

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How Med Students Can Practice Mindfulness (And Why)
December 5, 2018
Who better than a med student to seek that moment-by-moment awareness of body, mind, and soul? When we pay attention to what we think and how we feel, not only do we achieve clearer senses of our selves, but also of others. Let's take a closer look at how med students can practice mindfulness -- and...

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Five Things You Should Know About Caring For Older Patients
November 27, 2018
Aging is a natural process. However, the aging population presents unique challenges across all aspects of society. On the frontlines of these efforts are tomorrow’s healthcare practitioners. If you are planning to be among them, read on for a roundup of five things you should know about caring fo...

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Six Things Med Students Can Learn From Ancient Medicine
November 19, 2018
Modern medicine is constantly advancing. But just because we are moving forward doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be gained from looking at the past. In fact, ancient medicine -- including everything from herbs to acupuncture to prayer -- has a lot to teach us. If we’re willing to listen, that i...

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Five Reasons Why Studying Medicine Abroad Is A Great Idea
November 12, 2018
It’s International Education Week! An initiative from the US departments of State and Education, this annual observation celebrates the many benefits of international education and exchange worldwide while encouraging participation. But while most people think of international exchange in terms of...

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January 16, 2019

Some medical schools are taking pages from the recruitment playbooks of Google and other high-tech companies and switching the focus from the "creativ...


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January 10, 2019

Tech giants are moving into the healthcare space. Amazon and Apple are opening clinics. Uber has a medical transit program. This is just the beginning...


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December 19, 2018

Good news for the doctor shortage: medical school applications are up! Let's take a look at the recent spike in applications to medical schools across...