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A Call for More Med Schools Spaces in the UK
July 18, 2018
The UK’s medical schools must double the number of spaces available in order to stay ahead of a rising physician shortage and healthcare crisis, says the Royal College of Physicians. Here’s a closer look at the problem, along with why experts say training more doctors is the only solution.

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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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Drug Use Among UK Students Less Prevalent Than Previously Thought
June 27, 2018
A new study sheds some light on previously thought ideas about drug use in the UK. Let's take a closer look.

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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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Big Regional Disparities In UK Med School Attendance
June 13, 2018
This year, there were six times as many new medical and dental students from London as there were from the Northeast, as reported by The Guardian. Ucas data shows that last year, 1,585 London students studied for medical and dental degrees, compared to just 245 Northeast students. Why the disparity?...

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Do Disadvantaged Med Students With Lower Grades Keep Up with their Peers?
June 6, 2018
Think low entrance scores are an indication of future poor performance in medical school? Think again -- at least as it pertains to disadvantaged students. In fact, students with low A Level results from some of the UK’s worst performing secondary schools do just as well in medical school as their...

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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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Thai Students Give Donated Bodies a Grateful Send-Off
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 who donate their bodies to science. Now comes news of similar efforts by Thai medical students earlier this month to honor their “silent mentors....

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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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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...


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July 9, 2018

Anesthesiology recently made Insider Monkey’s roundup of the 10 happiest medical specialties with the most satisfied doctors. Responsible for admini...


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July 3, 2018

Of all the things you do to prepare for getting into medical school, securing great recommendation letters should be at the top of your list. One stra...