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Do US Med Schools Make the Racial Bias Grade?
May 16, 2018
According to White Coats for Black Lives, a medical student-run organization that works "to dismantle racism in medicine and promote the health, well-being, and self-determination of people of color," 10 of the US's top medical schools do not have faculties and staffs that reflect the nation's black, Native American, and Latino populations. Let's take a closer look.

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Medical Schools and the AAMC Step Up to Address Med Student Debt
April 25, 2018
Just over three-quarters of students at private medical schools in the US graduated with debt in 2016, according to the Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). The median level of debt at graduation? A staggering $190,000. The average starting salary for medical residents, meanwhile? Approximately $...

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Study Urges Medical Textbooks to Embrace Diversity
March 29, 2018
A lack of diversity in medical school textbooks may contribute to racial bias in medical treatment, according to new research published by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Toronto. Let's take a closer look.

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Is Pay to Blame for the UK’s Dwindling Doctor Numbers?
March 21, 2018
As the healthcare industry continues to face a shortage of qualified general practitioners (GPs), a recent conference in Galway sought to identify the cause(s) of the drop in interest. Is pay to blame, or are other factors at work? Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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Do Medical Students Hug Their Patients?
March 14, 2018
Do med students hug their patients? It depends. Let's take a closer look at hugging in the medical field.

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Feeling Burned Out? See a Show
March 7, 2018
Between demanding schedules, intense pressure and steep competition, many medical students experience the phenomenon of burnout. And while we often focus on diet, exercise, sleep and other healthy lifestyle practices for their value in mitigating physician burnout, recent research published in the J...

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The Majority of Medical Students Are Now Women
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 percent mark. In 2017, medical schools around the US saw the numbers skyrocket as women fall closer to 60 percent of all medical students. Let's take a ...

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UK Wants Medical Students to Volunteer
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 of the gaps. Let's take a closer look.

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20th Century Tech Tests Med-Students' Patience
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 struggles that young doctors and medical students face when forced to use these outdated technologies.

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Which Professionals Give the Economy the Best Boost?
January 31, 2018
We often think about doctors in terms of the good work they do from a patient care perspective: After all, they save lives. However, the results of a just-released study from the American Medical Association (AMA) reveal that physicians also have a profound impact on the economy -- more so than prof...

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May 25, 2018

Earlier this spring we covered the special significance of China’s Qingming Festival to medical students, during which they pay homage to the people...


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May 16, 2018

According to White Coats for Black Lives, a medical student-run organization that works "to dismantle racism in medicine and promote the health, well-...


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May 2, 2018

A team of researchers from Queen’s University has determined that there exists an “urgent need” for increased investment in specialist maternal ...