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8 Awesome Study & Review Tips to Help You Pass the ACLS Exam

By |2019-05-14T20:06:57-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

You must get ACLS certification to provide healthcare in the US. If you want to practice medicine, it’s imperative that you study hard, so you pass the ACLS exam. The American Heart Association (ACH) requires certification to practice medicine in the US. Most healthcare workers must obtain certifications as well. 8 Tips for Reviewing and Studying to Pass the ACLS Exam Some busy medical students find it hard putting aside tie to study for the advanced cardiovascular life support or advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) exam. So, here are eight effective tips to help you stay on track and get the certification you need to further your career in medicine. 1. Learn the [...]

10 Tips for Passing Your ACLS Certification Exam

By |2019-05-14T19:24:50-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , |

Are you preparing to get certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support? We have 10 tips to help you study so you’re well prepared to pass the ACLS certification exam. Whether you’re a pre-med, medical student, graduate or practicing physician, you’re required to be ACLS certified. You must also get recertified or renew your provider card regularly. These tips will help you pass this US certification exam so you can become a healthcare provider and/or practice medicine. Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Heart Failure. Image Source: Scientific Animations What Is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)? ACLS stands for advanced cardiovascular life support or advanced cardiac life support. It refers to the clinical [...]

Why Would a Medical Student Want to Live in Suwanee, Georgia?

By |2019-05-16T20:23:25-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Local Suwanee Resources|Tags: , , , |

Money magazine voted Suwanee, Georgia one of America's Top 10 Best Places to Live. This is awesome news for medical students attending Emory, Morehouse, Augusta or Mercer University. Not everyone wants to live in the Big City of Atlanta. About Suwanee, Georgia Located in Gwinnett County, Suwanee is just 30 miles north of the Atlanta melting pot. The city houses about 18,000 residents and has been named one of the nation’s best places to raise families and live by Kiplinger, Family Circle and Money magazines. Google even named it the eCity of Georgia for being one of America’s digital capitals. There are always Things to Do in Suwanee at the Town Center [...]

Top 3 Things to Remember from Your BLS Training Course

By |2019-05-14T16:50:59-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you a pre-med or medical student studying to become a doctor? Well, you will need BLS certification throughout your career. But there are three things you may forget from your BLS training that could stop you in your path. The American Heart Association (AHA) requires that all lay rescuers and trained medical professionals are certified. So, you need to pass the test when the time comes. Here are some BLS tips to help you pass this US medical licensing exam. CPR: Top 3 Things to Remember from Your BLS Training Course. Image by kerttu from Pixabay 3 Things to Keep in Mind from BLS Training During the Exam AHA sets the [...]

BLS Certification: American Heart Association CPR Study Guide

By |2019-05-14T15:47:05-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Med School Student Resources|Tags: , , , |

Are you preparing for the Basic Life Support Certification Exam? We created this study guide to help you with your BLS test prep. These are the CPR guidelines set by the American Heart Association (AHA). Learn CPR. Get MedSmarter BLS Certification Training. Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels AHA CPR Guidelines Use these guidelines to help you perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on someone who’s breathing abnormally or is not breathing at all. How to Do CPR on Adults Quickly inspect the scene to be sure it's safe. Try to get the victim to respond by yelling, “Are you alright?” Check the victim’s chest to see if the person is breathing. If the [...]

Is There a Wrong and a Right Way to Prep for the MCAT Exam?

By |2019-05-08T23:04:23-04:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , |

The closer you it gets to your planned MCAT test date, the more daunting the idea becomes. You’ve been Googling “how to study for the MCAT” and “the best way to prep for the MCAT” to no avail. But the truth is, there is no set wrong and right way to prep for the MCAT exam. Resources to Help You Prep for the MCAT Exam There are numerous resources, practice tests and study methods that have proven to work. For most people, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. And once you do, there has to be a way to track your progress. That way, you know you’re ready when test [...]

10 Tips to Help You Score 525+ on Your MCAT Exam

By |2019-05-08T15:32:28-04:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , |

One pre-med student we came across aced the MCAT with a score of 525 out of 528. This equates to a 99.9% score! He shares some tips with us on how to study for the MCAT. Our goal is to help you score 525+ on your exam. 10 Pre-Med Tips to Help You Score 525+ on the MCAT What is the lowest MCAT score accepted into med school? Well, that depends on the institution. Each school sets its own standards. There are some easy medical schools to get into with median MCAT scores as low as 490. 10 Tips to Help You Score 525+ on Your MCAT Exam. Image by rawpixel from [...]

The 4 Medical Schools in Georgia: Degree Programs, Tuition & Requirements

By |2019-05-02T19:46:06-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Medical Student, News & Events|Tags: , |

There are currently only four medical schools in Georgia. One is public, while the other three are private universities. Knowing what types of degree programs each one offers helps you decide which one is best for you. This article also provides information on their tuition and degree requirements. Photo by Pranidchakan Boonrom from Pexels Essential Information About Medical Schools in Georgia Each of Georgia’s four medical schools offers its own distinct educational style for future physicians. All of these programs fulfill the educational requirements for US medical licensing. If you’re looking for medical schools in Atlanta, Georgia, there are two. Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine are located in Atlanta. [...]

How Can Foreign Medical Graduates and Doctors Practice in the US?

By |2019-05-02T16:14:40-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Foreign Graduates & Doctors, News & Events|Tags: , |

Finding work abroad is a major trend these days, thanks to globalization. Many professions offer these awesome opportunities to travel and make money at the same time. However, the medical field is not necessarily one of them. For foreign medical graduates and doctors, the road is not always simple. But it's worth it! How Can Foreign Doctors and Medical Graduates Practice in the US? Image Source: The Migration Place How can foreign Doctors practice in the US? In most cases, a foreign medical graduate (FMG) must take additional courses to practice in the United States. These are courses not taken as overseas medical students. Why? It takes years of clinical hours [...]

Elizabeth Blackwell: Fighting Gender-Based Bias in the Field of Medicine

By |2019-05-01T15:14:33-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It was 1897. And British-born Elizabeth Blackwell was trying desperately to get into medical school. She sent out multiple admission request letters, receiving one rejection after the next. One even expressed concerns that she was trying to “break” men’s heads with a stick. She was facing gender-based bias in the field of medicine. Women doctors continue breaking strides in the US. Image by skeeze from Pixabay Breaking the Gender-Based Bias in the Field of Medicine According to the rejection letters, all written by men, Blackwell was “intellectually inferior.” But this simply wasn’t the case, and she knew it. One letter, written by a med school dean, showed the true problem behind [...]

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