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Three Reasons Medical Students Need Hobbies

September 7, 2019

Considering medical school? If so, you may already have resigned yourself to the notion you’ll have to leave your hobbies behind in favor of hitting the books 24/7. That’s a bad idea....


Virtual Reality Surgical Training Yields Better Results than Standard Surgical Guide, Study Shows

August 28, 2019

As the modern practice of medicine is changing rapidly, so too is the study of medicine. Among the proof are results of a University of California, Los Angeles study presented at the recent...


Medical School Enrollment Soars Hits AAMC Goal

August 7, 2019

In 2006, in response to concerns about a future physician shortage, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued a challenge. Officials recommended a 30-percent increase in...


Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019: What Medical Students Should Know

July 26, 2019

If you’re working toward your medical residency, you may have heard rumblings of a coming shortage of residency positions. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) this week...


Multiple Organizations Make Recommendations for USMLE Reform

July 17, 2019

If you’re a medical student preparing for the USMLE Step 1, you’ve no doubt experienced a bit of stress and seen the continual onslaught of social media memes decrying the experience...


AMA Endorses Artificial Intelligence in Medical Practice and Training

June 17, 2019

During its recent annual meeting, the American Medical Association publicly endorsed and adopted multiple new policies that support the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical...


Love a Challenge and Want to Make a Difference? Consider a Career in Correctional Medicine

June 3, 2019

While a relatively high pay check certainly is a draw, most medical students say that primary driver for choosing a career in medicine is the chance to make a positive difference in their future...


Osteopathic Medical School Enrollment Soars

May 14, 2019

For the first time ever, osteopathic medical students make up more than 25 percent of med students nationwide. According to figures from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic...


Four Reasons to Get a Jump on your Medical School Application

May 1, 2019

Think you’ve got plenty of time to work on your medical school application? Well, you do. As of May 1, medical colleges and universities nationwide are accepting applications for the Fall...


Medicine as a Second Career? Three Reasons it Works!

April 8, 2019

While the vast majority of medical students are in their 20s and working toward their initial career choices, recent years have seen an increase in first-year medical residents in their 30s or...