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US Cities Offering the Highest Physician Compensation and Pay Growth

January 14, 2020

If you’re a future physician with an eye on practicing in New Orleans, Cincinnati, Hartford, Atlanta or Minneapolis, your future already looks promising financially. Data collected in...


Women Outnumber Men in Medical School and in Multiple Medical Specialties

January 2, 2020

It’s no secret that medicine has long been a male-dominated industry. Though Elizabeth Blackwell chipped the first crack in the glass ceiling more than a century and a half ago (admitted to...


Wait-Listed? Three Things to Know While You Await a Final Decision from your Top-Choice Medical School

December 23, 2019

When waiting to hear whether you’ve been accepted to the medical school of your choice, it may prove dismaying to get the notice that you’ll simply have to wait a little longer for an...


Viral Image Shines Light on African American Medical School Enrollment

December 9, 2019

A recent image of 15 black Tulane University medical students donning their white coats and posing in front of the former slave quarters of a historic Louisiana plantation went viral on social...


Number of Medical Students with Disabilities Surges

November 28, 2019

The number of medical students who report having a disability rose 69 percent between 2016 and 2019, according to a new survey published this week in the Journal of the American Medical...


First-Generation Medical Students a Growing Minority

November 6, 2019

The vast majority of medical students who choose careers in healthcare are following in footsteps of parents or other family member who also became doctors. But first-generation students, those...


3 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Medical School

October 23, 2019

When choosing where to study medicine, students often are most focused on how they’ll answer questions asked of them by school recruiters and admissions screeners. But just as important are...


First Graduates of Kansas Rural Medical School Head to Work

October 9, 2019

In 2011, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina opened in a one-building campus in the heart of wheat country. The aim: to help produce just a few skilled and dedicated physicians...


Medical School Application: Take Two

September 18, 2019

Didn’t get into your chosen medical school with your first application? All is not lost. In fact, during the 2018–2019 application cycle, more than a quarter of medical school...


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....