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6 Red Flags Medical School Isn't the Right Choice

6 Red Flags Medical School Isn’t the Right Choice

Even for students who have always dreamed about a career in medicine, medical school may not necessarily be the right path. For example, if you’re hesitant about the time commitment physicians must make to their practice, you might consider an alternative career in health care. Many other patient care professionals are able to achieve a more satisfactory work-life balance. If you’re un... »

5 Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World

5 Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World

What does it mean to be “high-tech” in medicine? How do we determine the hospitals that are truly the “best”? Opinions undoubtedly vary, and we understand that first and foremost, patients should seek the type and variety of care that they feel is right for them. 5. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY, United States Website The technologically advanced cancer hospital at Memorial S... »

Economical medical: 5 cheapest int’l destinations to study medicine

Economical medical: 5 cheapest int’l destinations to study medicine

With positive vital signs such as low cost of living and inexpensive tuition, 5 countries have the best prognosis for being affordable destinations in which to pursue a medical degree (but Malaysia is not one of them) China Its profusion of natural and man-made attractions beckons to one and all, its economy and society are among the most vibrant in the world, and its universities stand shoulder-t... »

Common Habits Found Among Students that Excel in Medical School

Common Habits Found Among Students that Excel in Medical School

If you’re enrolled in medical school and are determined to graduate with first class honors, simply continue reading to discover five habits which the vast majority of high achieving medical students share. Five habits which the vast majority of successful medical students share: 1. Successful medical students join study groups Whilst you may pride yourself as being an independent studier, i... »

What is a “High-Risk” Pregnancy?

What is a “High-Risk” Pregnancy?

Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife: So there’s a number of things that can make a pregnant person high risk. So obesity, being over 35, if you have high blood pressure. If you’re coming into the pregnancy with other medical problems. Diabetes, or substance abuse issues. Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN: For your obstetrician what that means is we need to assess you a little closer and... »

Are we training a generation of soft doctors?

Are we training a generation of soft doctors?

I watch as my almost-2-year-old daughter awkwardly climbs the stairs. I do not hold her hand, but I do not turn my back on her either. She is still clumsy, and her little-bowed legs often miss their targeted landing spots. She holds on to the rail with a vice grip that steadies each monumental step forward and upward. Every so often she wobbles as she miscalculates the distances and her toes barel... »

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

Without them, we wouldn’t have open heart surgery, blood banks, syphilis testing, automatic defibrillators, laser cataract removal, and the list keeps going… 1. Dr. Ben Carson: the only neurosurgeon to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head, and the first to perform intrauterine neurosurgery on a fetus in the womb. Mike Theiler / AFP / Via gettyimages.com Long before he got involved wit... »

Study Shows That Doctors Make Better Hospital Leaders

Study Shows That Doctors Make Better Hospital Leaders

Have you ever watched CBS’ television show Undercover Boss? Each episode, a company’s CEO dons a disguise to work incognito among the company employees. Each episode concludes with the CEO realizing how much he or she has to learn and how things need to change, followed by a series of heartwarming scenes: the CEO and employees crying, people cheering and applauding, dogs and cats huggi... »

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