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TEACHING MED STUDENTS WITH MOVIES, OBJECTS AND RARE BOOKS

TEACHING MED STUDENTS WITH MOVIES, OBJECTS AND RARE BOOKS

There are creative ways to educate future doctors to think and not memorize, according to a recent Jerusalem symposium. The place where he place where doctors perform surgery is called an operating theater because operations were originally carried out in tiered theaters or amphitheaters while male medical students and other spectators wearing black suits observed. The procedures were very unsteri... »

Amazing Medical Facts of the Body That You May or May Not Know

Amazing Medical Facts of the Body That You May or May Not Know

1.  The average red blood cell lives for 120 days. 2.  There are 2.5 trillion (give or take) of red blood cells in your body at any moment. To maintain this number, about two and a half million new ones need to be produced every second by your bone marrow.That’s like a new population of the city of Toronto every second. 3.  Considering all the tissues and cells in your body, 25 million new c... »

8 Ways to Earn Extra Income From Medical Activities

3 Ways to Earn Extra Income From Medical Activities

Whether you’re on salary or own your practice, you may have times when it feels like you can’t get ahead. Your list of monthly bills probably includes a mortgage and car loans, education debt, money to set aside for retirement, and perhaps kids’ tuitions. None of these costs are likely to go away soon. That leaves only one option: You will need to earn more. Where do you start? O... »

5 Extracurricular Activities Every Medical School Admissions Committee Wants to See

5 Extracurricular Activities Every Medical School Admissions Committee Wants to See

The number of qualified students applying to medical school each year far exceeds the number of available seats. On top of that, among the pool of applicants are a great number who are the nation’s best and brightest students. So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that you’ll need far more than just grades and test scores to earn a coveted spot at one of the nation’s medical schools... »

7 Countries that Produce the Best Doctors in the World

7 Countries that Produce the Best Doctors in the World

If you live in one of these 7 countries that produce the best doctors in the world, then you are in luck. Health is our greatest treasure and with great doctors, there is a better chance for the healthier population. Since the dawn of time, all around the world, the profession of a doctor is the most appreciated one. Being a doctor means having a great responsibility because almost every day the q... »

Traumatising post showing monkey, tortured and killed by medical students

Traumatising post showing monkey, tortured and killed by medical students

Doctors are no less than gods for the mortal souls as they are trusted with the job of saving lives of people or animals alike. But sadly, four medical students of Christian Medical College in Vellore forgot the basic principal of this noble profession. In a horrific act, they allegedly tortured and killed a female monkey that entered their hostel room. The shocking ordeal was shared by an animal ... »

How To Study Once and Remember Things Without Going Over Them Twice?

How To Study Once and Remember Things Without Going Over Them Twice?

You read over your notes. Then you read them over again. Then you read them over a third time. Then you take the test and are surprised at just how much you missed. Despite reading everything three times! A lot of study time is wasted because of one problem: you fail to learn things the first time around. Repeatedly going over the same information like putting a band-aid over a sieve. It may reduc... »

Medical students need to fail more often. Here’s why.

Medical students need to fail more often. Here’s why.

We need to fail more tests in medical school. I’m serious. In first year, our class had two of the most memorable weeks of our schooling: A crash course on biochemistry taught by a professor who is widely accepted as one of the best teachers in our medical school. His in-class lecture style kept students engaged and entertained; I, and many of my classmates, learned tremendous amounts of his mater... »

Scrubs, House, Grey’s Anatomy: Are medical students learning bad habits?

Scrubs, House, Grey’s Anatomy: Are medical students learning bad habits?

Television loves particular careers: detectives, lawyers, forensic experts and, perhaps most of all, doctors. Popular long-running shows such as House and Grey’s Anatomy join a long list of medical programs that have created a fictional world of medicine over the past sixty years. So is the next generation of doctors watching and learning from medical television shows? In our study of Australian m... »

Medical Students Should Consider Overseas Clinical Experience

Medical Students Should Consider Overseas Clinical Experience

In most medical schools, especially during the fourth year, it’s possible to arrange a clinical elective overseas. There are many benefits to studying overseas as a medical student, even if you plan on ultimately establishing your career in the United States. Many medical schools recognize the increasing importance of global health training; a 2009 survey found that approximately 25 percent ... »

DIY doctors: New Zealand medical students 'operating on themselves at home'

DIY doctors: New Zealand medical students ‘operating on themselves at home’

A number of medical students at New Zealand’s oldest university are practising invasive medical procedures on their own bodies, and the bodies of their fellow students. A study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal found 5% of medical students surveyed by researchers at Otago University medical school in Dunedin are practising in what is believed to give the aspiring medics stress-fre... »

Working Hours of Doctors According To Country - MeddyBear.net

Working Hours of Doctors According To Country

The volume of hours worked by medical residents has been a concern for years. The realization that tired, inexperienced, and poorly supervised doctors make more mistakes than those who are fresh, alert, and closely guided has become apparent everywhere. And yet there remains a huge variation in the implementation of controls over the actual hours worked, the environment available for learning, and... »

10 Non-Academic Books For Med Students

10 Non-Academic Books For Med Students

Top 10 Non-Academic Books For Med Students (That You Won’t Have Time To Read) If you have ever time to read for fun again, you might want to throw these on your night table! Feel free to add YOUR favorites in the comments. 1. The House of God, Samuel Shem, M.D. Think your internship is bad? Think again.   2. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese Conjoined twins, separated, grow up surrounded by... »

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