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The Benefits of Medical Training Abroad

The Benefits of Medical Training Abroad

A recent study conducted by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) stated that doctors that studied abroad were better at their job than traditionally trained students. The metrics were simply measuring the survival rates of both party’s patients. The numbers were close with patients survival rates, foreign trained doctors saw an 11.2% rate of death, where US-trained physicians saw 11.6% but the concept was quite intriguing. Why do doctors with foreign training seem to have the edge, even here in the…

How to be More Active Before Medical School

How to be More Active Before Medical School

Being more active in your early days of school can take you far when you actually go to apply for medical school. You might find it hard to set yourself apart, even when you’re participating in programs during medical school and that could lead to less than savory job opportunities in your future. You need a way to start preparing for school and have something impressive on your application while you’re in undergraduate school, even before that would benefit you…

The Shift to Value-Based Care

The Shift to Value-Based Care

A look into the future of medical schools presents students the unique opportunity to start caring more about the well-being of the patient and shift focus away from lawsuits and a price tag. The “Value-Based Care” programs, as they’ve been called, give students the opportunity to learn medicine based on the needs of the modern patient, i.e. how medical insurance is changing and the most common ailments based on population health. The outcome involves paying doctors more on the quality…

Evidence-Based Medical School Programs

Evidence-Based Medical School Programs

The current system of education seems to be aimed more at memorizing proven remedies that work and are effective, which is good, but not so great for developing new treatments for patients. The thought process behind evidence-based medical school programs is to prepare students for the rigorous nature of applying the knowledge the acquired in school and using it on their patients that need treatment. The approach that some schools are implementing is to have students test and research their…

Alternative Medical School Learning

Alternative Medical School Learning

You might be familiar with the current model of teaching. You go to class; teacher says things and students casually take down notes. That seems to be the way things were running since the dawn of education. But is that good enough to teach the next generation of critical thinking physicians? The question becomes, “What else can you do?” Well, what does a physician do for a living? They are great at thinking critically and above all finding issues with…

Medical Students and Depression

Medical Students and Depression

The stress, the anxiety of passing or failing, and the overwhelming amount of debt that students face if they can’t graduate, it’s no wonder why it’s becoming common for medical students to develop signs of depression over the course of their academic career. Dr. Douglas Mata, a resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, conducted an analysis that led to the discovery that roughly 27 percent of medical students suffer from depression, an entire third. The reason for Mata’s…

Medical School Trends to Look Out for in 2017

Medical School Trends to Look Out for in 2017

2017 seems to be an interesting year for new medical students and it might also be a difficult one as well. There are a few trends emerging that new medical students, entering schools in 2017, should be aware of before they send off their applications. New students are definitely going to face challenges as they make their way through the academic circuit and you might be better off knowing this information beforehand. See what 2017 has in store for medical…

Failures in Medical School: A New Philosophy

Failures in Medical School: A New Philosophy

Failing in medical school might bring up images of a disappointed parent or a depressed student but one expert argues that you need to learn to fail in medical school before you make mistakes in the real world. The ability to accept failures and learn from them is a fundamental part of education for every other profession. However, when paired with the seriousness of life or death situations, failures are simply seen as failures and students are swiftly punished for…

Considering a Career in Medicine?

Considering a Career in Medicine?

Before you rush to send out your university applications to colleges because you imagine yourself as the brilliant doctor with a heart of gold you see on TV, there are some things you should consider first. The items in this article will also give you some insight in what it takes to go through and complete medical school as well. You might also find that maybe you wanted to be a nurse or a practitioner instead. There are many things…