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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....


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...