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Top 10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

Top 10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

It may surprise you to know that doctors, in fact, get our most up-to-date medical knowledge from the National Enquirer (Man Gives Birth to Baby With Wooden Leg, Hospitalized With Splinters!), Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit Edition) and Reader’s Digest. The “I am Joe’s Pancreas, Kidney or Ovary” series personally got me through first year medical school. A recent issue of Readers Digest discussed te... »

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

The white coat gives a specific emotional response from patients. Traditionally, they were beige, but white is synonymous with innocence, being trustworthy, cleanliness and life. In the past, doctors wore their street clothes most often or black, reflecting the mortality and frequent deaths seen in their chosen profession. Today, the coats lend an air of professionalism and evoke feelings of a doc... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

18 Delightfully Weird Office Items Every Medical Nerd Will Love

18 Delightfully Weird Office Items Every Medical Nerd Will Love

1. Virus Tile Coasters Cafe Press / Via cafepress.com Buy the measles coaster (left) here and SARs coaster (right) here for $9.95, or browse the collection on Cafe Press. 2. Geometric Lung Design Bag Knitty MD on etsy.com / Via etsy.com Buy this handmade bag here for $30 on Etsy. 3. Anatomy Bookmarks According To Panda on etsy.com / Via etsy.com Buy them here for $2.22 each on Etsy. 4. Giant Plush... »

Having a baby during medical school wasn’t such a bad idea

Having a baby during medical school wasn’t such a bad idea

My stomach had been in knots that morning. “Are you pregnant?” my classmate laughed after I returned to the gross anatomy lab for the second time after leaving for fresh air. “No,” I spat, dissection through fat and fascia, teasing out muscles from nerves. But, I wondered. After lab, I bought a pregnancy test. I began medical school in my late 20s, already having discussed with my husband appropri... »

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