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Why Medical Students Should Learn Languages
February 21, 2018
Happy International Mother Language Day! This annual observation is dedicated to promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism -- which also makes it a great time to highlight how learning a second (or third) language can be advantageous to medical students. From classical languages to world languages, both have unique benefits. Here’s a closer look at why language studies are so valuable, along with how they can help you succeed as a med student and practicing physician.

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Five Things You Should Know About Traditional Chinese Medicine
February 16, 2018
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is having a major moment. Once relegated to the fringes of contemporary medicine and largely disregarded by proponents of the Western way, this approach -- which comprises acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other mind and body practices -- has been growing in global...

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Seven Must-Read Books for Prospective Medical Students
February 5, 2018
Sure, you’ll be reading plenty of books on anatomy, physiology, and organic chemistry during yoru time in medical school. But these are far from the only things you need to know to succeed as a medical student. Whether you’re looking to improve your application or to enrich your perspective of l...

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Four Bad Reasons to Study Medicine
April 27, 2016
Are you considering a career in medicine? If so, you need to make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. Medical school is a major commitment of time and money, so before you sign up for the MCAT and start practicing your interview skills, take the time to determine why you plan to study medici...

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Why Is Cultural Competence in Healthcare So Important?
March 30, 2016
While we can all agree that diversity is ultimately a good thing for society, it also presents unique challenges -- particularly for today’s health care providers. One way to transform these challenges into opportunities across everything from advancing research to enhancing patient care? Embr...

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What To Do If You Don't Get Accepted To Medical School
December 5, 2015
Applying to medical school can be nerve-wracking and stressful and, even if you have a good GPA and respectable MCAT scores, there's no guarantee that you'll be accepted. Medical schools are extremely competitive, and the top schools only take a tiny fraction of all their applicants. So, what should...

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February 16, 2018

For the past thirty years, women comprised less than half the number of students in medical school. Since the 1960s, women have hovered near the 50 pe...


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February 12, 2018

The UK's National Health Service is facing a critical shortage of workers--and a healthcare crisis. Medical students have stepped in to help fill some...


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February 12, 2018

Fax machines and pagers are gone from nearly every industry--with the exception of healthcare. Let's take a closer look at why--and some of the strug...