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Demand for Medical Specialists on the Rise, Survey Says

August 15, 2018

For the past 12 years, family care physicians have topped the list of the most in-demand medical professionals in the US, according to an annual healthcare staffing survey by Merritt Hawkins, a...


From Disadvantage to Diversity Advantage

August 1, 2018

Medical knowledge and skill obviously are musts for future or up and coming physicians. But so, too, is a capacity for compassion and an ability to connect with patients who may have markedly...


Got a Knack for Engineering? Consider Medical School

July 12, 2018

Not everyone who attends medical school opts to become a doctor or surgeon post-graduation. In fact, there are a myriad of career choices that can be built on the study of medicine, including...


Texas Tops Nation in Affordable Schools for Out-of-State

July 1, 2018

It’s no surprise that medical school is pricey. The most recent statistics by the American Medical Student Association estimate that over 86 percent of graduates in the medical field carry...


Innovative UM Program Could Slash (or Extend) Your Time in Medical School

June 19, 2018

For well over a century, becoming a doctor in the US required a minimum four-year medical school commitment. That standard was set in 1910 when Abraham Flexner published a highly influential...


Two Ways Medical School Admissions Will Change in 2019

June 4, 2018

New guidelines recently approved by the Association of American Medical Colleges mean changes to two key aspects of the medical school admissions process: timelines and waitlist decisions. At...


First Medical Students Graduate Under Pioneering, IT-Centric AMA Program

May 23, 2018

Back in 2013, the American Medical Association launched the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, implementing technology-centric curricula in 32 schools with the aim to "close gaps...


Age, Disability Won’t Stop These Two Future Physicians

May 9, 2018

Commencement ceremonies are happening at medical schools across the nation over the next few weeks. And while congratulations are in order for each and every medical school graduate walking across...


Study Shines Light on Secret Struggles of Medical Students with Disabilities

April 25, 2018

In the training and practice of medicine, it’s critical that physicians and other caregivers have a clear understanding of each patient’s unique situation and needs. That’s why...


Top Medical Schools for Landing Your First-Choice Residency

April 4, 2018

Upon completing four years of medical school, aspiring physicians typically move on to the next, arguably most challenging phase of their training – completing a residency. This step...