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Dr. Beau Hightower – Why I Chose to go into Medicine

For anyone planning to apply to medical school or is in the application process, the prospect of being a famous and respected doctor is tantalizingly close yet frustratingly far off in the future. In our recent interview with Dr. Beau Hightower, the “chiropractor to the stars” described his experience in hopes of inspiring future and […]

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Building a Great Resume for Your Medical Residency Application

  Keywords: medical school, medical residency, residency application You’ve been working hard to get into medical school, so now it’s time to do your homework on the next step: applying for residency. A solid medical residency application resume is critical for showing admission committees that you’re ready to practice medicine and have the skills needed to […]

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SJSM - What Else Med Schools Are Looking for Besides the MCAT

What Else Med Schools Are Looking for Besides the MCAT

Are you dreaming about getting into medical school?   If you are, then you’re probably worried already about how you can qualify. There are several things which medical schools check when considering student applicants. It takes a lot of work to get all of those covered, but it can be done. You just have to […]

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How a Medical Education has Evolved

  Two words changed the face of medical education: Flexner Report. In 1910, this report highlighted the need for standardized and centralized institutions and shaped the model for medical education as we know it today. It called for higher admission and graduation standards, strict protocols of mainstream science in teaching and research, and to increase the prerequisites […]

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SJSM - Clinical Rotations: A Critical Component of Your Education

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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doctor branding

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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