Balancing Empathy vs. Emotional Detachment with Your Patients

Approximately 5 words were spoken to me by a former resident learner in the first two years of his residency. …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Job Shadowing

There is no question that you will want do whatever it takes to secure admission into medical school, right? Despite …

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5 Things to Consider Should You Choose to Attend a Foreign Medical School  

The hardest part about medical school is getting in. As healthcare in America continues to evolve, the pathway to becoming a physician has also changed. Those who plan on practicing in the states must still complete a residency in the US, but getting to that point is now harder and more competitive than it was 20 years ago. Some students have elected to go to foreign medical schools to receive their training. Here are 5 things to keep in mind if you decide to pursue your degree in a foreign country but plan on practicing in America.

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Dream On

So yes, I was the unlikely, the overlooked, and the rejected candidate. But I bared those titles graciously; because it is in them and under them that I found my passion to work with those who face those very same labels each day.

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Why I Smile

At 8 a.m. every morning of the work week, I show up to class and make every bit of a …

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3 Ways to Learn More Efficiently and Boost Grades

Studies of human learning reveal that the most durable learning with the least degradation (forgetting) occurs with the following 3 …

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Before Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

“There was no social media, no Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube, no bloggers, so it was really difficult to connect with other people who had a similar experience or to connect to someone who may offer expert advice.” — Dr. Tovar

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