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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 the undergraduate years, many more opportunities exist -- including for medical studies. Read on for a roundup of five reasons to consider studying medicine abroad. Did you study medicine abroad or are you considering doing so? If so, please share your experiences in the comments.

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The UK Needs These Five Kinds of Healthcare Workers
October 15, 2018
If you would like to be part of the global healthcare shortage solution and are interested in working in the exciting area of healthcare in the UK, consider one of these five sought-after professions.

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Five Ways College Students Are Supporting Mental Health
October 10, 2018
Today is World Mental Health Day! Observed every October 10, it shines the light and mobilizes effort on mental health issues across the globe. One area where mental health awareness (and action!) is especially necessary is college campuses. The good news? Students are stepping up and taking control...

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Free Medical School: Is It Everything It's Cracked Up to Be?
September 10, 2018
A major New York medical school recently announced its plans to raise $600 million from private donors to wipe out tuition for all of its students, including those currently enrolled. But not everything thinks the move is a good idea. Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons of free med school.

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Five Fields of Study to Keep Med School Burnout at Bay
June 4, 2018
The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) recently highlighted an “alarming” trend in the medical community: Nearly half of medical students experience emotional exhaustion, AKA “burnout,” which can put them at increased risk for mental illness and dropping out of school. There is good news...

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What Med Students Need to Know about #MeToo
April 9, 2018
While the entertainment industry may claim the spotlight when it comes to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, other industries are far from immune. One sector which may not elicit as much media attention? Healthcare. And yet, according to research by the Center f...

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A Brief History of WHO for Medical Students
April 7, 2018
It's a big day for the World Health Organization (WHO). Not only is the organization celebrating its 70th anniversary, but April 7 is also the annual observation of World Health Day, which promotes global health awareness. We can think of no better time to highlight the vital work of WHO than now....

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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 language...

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What Healthcare Students Should Know About the Nursing Shortage
August 14, 2017
Anyone who’s ever endured -- or watched a loved one endure -- a hospital stay, knows that while doctors may command higher salaries and hierarchical respect, the vital work done by nurses is overlooked and yet priceless. Which is one of the reasons the growing shortage of nurses is troubling. ...

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December 5, 2018

Exercise. Yoga. Meditation. Time with family and friends. These are just things medical students do to decompress during their notoriously challenging...


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November 28, 2018

The UK's National Health Service plans to establish an "earn, learn, and return" program with Jamaica. Let's take a closer look.


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November 21, 2018

With Japan’s graying population causing a labor shortage in the healthcare sector, international student enrollments in nursing care programs are ri...