Clinical Rotations: A Critical Component of Your Education

Classroom. Study. Classroom. Study. That is the rhythm of life in your first two years of medical school. Then comes clinical rotations. The Clinical Sciences portion of your medical degree is the time when you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life medical situations.   During clinical rotations, students participate in patient care […]

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Diversity in Medical Schools: How our differences bring us together

In Chicago in 1847, David Jones Peck, an abolitionist minister’s son, became the first African-American to graduate from a U.S. medical school. History making? Certainly. But that same history also illustrates the fact that the healthcare industry has long suffered from inadequate minority representation. And even as the ethnic diversity of the U.S. and Canada […]

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In a League of Her Own

It takes fire in the belly and audacity to earn a medical degree. It isn’t just the high academic standards or the sterling character traits that embody the best and brightest in the field. There is an intangible factor that motivates one to a life of helping others. For Lincey Alexida it’s been a combination […]

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The path to success? Being yourself.

Why are we more drawn to certain people than others when it comes to medical care or for that matter, anything? Is it the way they dress, walk, speak, or present themselves? Or maybe just because their website looks cool. The answer is that people make conclusions about each other constantly based on a number of […]

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Empathetic doctor consoles patient

Is Empathy the Future of Medicine?

Technology is advancing at a rate most people cannot even keep up with. The good news is that advancing technologies are designed to make tasks easier in less time with more precision, a great thing when something that can fit in a pocket, such as an iPhone, can streamline everyday life. The trouble arises when […]

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Saint James affordable medical education works to reduce doctor shortage.

United States Faces Major Doctor Shortage

The U.S. is facing a significant doctor shortage, according to the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In the AAMC’s Key Findings release, primary care physician demand is predicted to grow 17 percent in the next decade. However, current demand outnumbers the supply. By 2025, the U.S. will need around 46,000 to 90,000 doctors. “These […]

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Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is critical for physicians

We often admire individuals who dedicate themselves to their professions. Spending too much time at work, however, can be detrimental to mental and physical health. Work-life balance is particularly important in the medical field. With today’s technologies, it’s increasingly difficult for young physicians to leave their work at work. This can lead to work dissatisfaction, […]

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Saint James affordable medical education works to reduce doctor shortage.

United States Faces Major Doctor Shortage

The U.S. is facing a significant doctor shortage, according to the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In the AAMC’s Key Findings release, primary care physician demand is predicted to grow 17 percent in the next decade. However, current demand outnumbers the supply. By 2025, the U.S. will need around 46,000 to 90,000 doctors. “These […]

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