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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 programs, to broaden diversity among qualified applicants.” Nearly 10 years later, has progress been made? According to the latest research, yes!

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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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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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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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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...