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Med Students and EHRs: A Call for Better Training
July 31, 2018
Electronic health records (EHR) promise to transform the healthcare system. However, they’re only as effective as the degree to which they’re utilized by humans. Medical students, in particular, have been identified as falling short when it comes to navigating EHR platforms, which is interfering with their ability to maximize their potential. As a result, the American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for residency programs to incorporate more EHR training.

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Med Students Develop An App To Communicate With Deaf People
July 11, 2018
Two University of Cape Town medical students developed an app to improve communication with the deaf community. Learn more about their exciting work.

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Which UK Degrees Lead to the Highest Earnings?
July 5, 2018
A recent report from the UK’s Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals new insights into which degrees offer the most significant financial returns. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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Med Schools Amp Up Addiction Training for Doctors
June 25, 2018
As the opioid epidemic continues to rage in the US, medical schools are increasingly acknowledging how they can help train doctors to address the problem. Here’s a closer look at ongoing efforts to increase addiction training for med students.

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Medical School Enrollments Up In The US
May 30, 2018
Medical school enrollments are up in the US. While it's good news for medical schools and medicine in general, some medical school administrators are worried about placing all of them for residency. Let's take a closer look.

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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...

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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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August 13, 2018

Want to work in the medical field and study abroad? You can do both. With some planning and forethought, you can make it work. Here's how.


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July 30, 2018

Of the 100+ nursing specialties from which to choose, it can feel hard to decide where to focus. From patient-centric to managerial and research, take...


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July 16, 2018

Summer is a special season when it comes to medicine. Here’s what doctors who skipped summer vacation should expect among their patients, besides th...