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Stats & Trends for Women in Medicine: Closing the Gender Gap

By |2019-09-11T15:04:01-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , |

Dr. Marjorie Stiegler is a practicing surgeon. As one of America’s women in medicine, she’s also studied gender stereotypes and bias in the industry for over a decade. Over the years, the woman doctor has tolerated many cutting comments. She even talks about a senior surgeon who complained about training women surgeons. In his biased opinion, they were all going to leave their professions to go have babies. And that was during Stiegler’s surgical training! Women Physicians Share Gender Bias Job-Related Nightmares Online She called for 30 women physicians to tell their stories related to gender bias in the workplace. Soon, women from across the globe shared their [...]

Top Pre-Med, Medical Student & Graduate Resources: September 2019 Edition

By |2019-08-27T19:24:14-04:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup September 2019 Hot Blog Posts You May Have Missed We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality blog posts each week. Some have become hot topics among our readers. Here are a few cool posts written just for premeds, medical students and residents that we think you should check out. 10 Tips to Help You Score 525+ on Your MCAT Exam 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 [...]

3 Tasks You Should Complete 1 Week Before Starting Med School

By |2019-08-09T20:26:41-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , |

Summer is almost over. It’s one week before starting med school, and you’re wondering what else you can do to prepare. We have three tips to help you prep, so your transition into this phase of your life is as simple as possible. Complete them the week before medical school starts. Photo by energepic.com from Pexels. 3 Things to Do 1 Week Before Starting Med School One week before starting med school… 3 Tasks – Do the Following: Determine places where you can study and complete your schoolwork Figure out where self-care resources are located on-campus and within your local area Review your notes from orientation or come up with [...]

4 Black Women Doctors Who Broke Barriers and Made History

By |2019-08-09T20:27:55-04:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , |

Today, there’s a shortage of African American women doctors in this country. Experts are calling for more Black women to study medicine in the US. We’ve found four Black women doctors who not only broke barriers and made history, but they absolutely kicked butt in their fields of study. These 4 Black Women Doctors Absolutely Kicked Butt Many African American women have made strides as US physicians. But these four Black women went above and beyond, becoming firsts in multiple areas of medicine. These are their stories: Black Women Doctors Breaking Barriers in Medicine 1. Doctor Rebecca Lee Crumpler Working as a nurse, Rebecca Lee Crumpler decided to attend [...]

America Needs More African American Physicians to Save Black Lives

By |2019-08-09T20:26:41-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine, Medical News|Tags: , , , |

Damon Tweedy is an African American doctor practicing in the US. He published a memoir in 2015 entitled ‘Black Man in a White Coat’ he breaks down the medical profession, health and race from his point of view in a predominantly white industry. His diagnosis was harsh. The bottom line: Having more Black men as physicians in the US could actually save the lives of more African American men patients. MedSmarter Instructor & Student Advisor Dr. Marc Cray Diversity in the Medical Profession Only 6% of US Doctors are Black Tweedy believes diversity is a problem in the medical profession. There are very few doctors of color. And they, along [...]

Top Pre-Med, Medical Student & Graduate Resources: August 2019 Edition

By |2019-08-09T20:30:54-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups, News & Events, Videos|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup August 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality weekly blog posts you can actually use. Some have become hot topics among our audience. Here are some hot posts written just for medical students and pre-meds that we think you should check out. The 4 Medical Schools in Georgia: Degree Programs, Tuition & Requirements 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, tuition and degree requirements helps you decide which one is best for [...]

How Much Do Medical School Rankings Impact Residency Interviews?

By |2019-07-30T14:35:06-04:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School, Residency Resources|Tags: , |

Do medical school rankings really determine your chances of getting a residency interview? How much do they truly matter to your overall career? Let’s discuss how “they” come up with rankings for medical schools and how much they really matter. This is important… Who doesn’t want to attend the best school available to them? You took numerous pre-med courses in college. Your med school application is impeccable. Now, you want to go to a high-ranking school of medicine. But are medical school rankings really important? And if they are, exactly how important? Cox Family Medicine Residency Announces 2021 Class Who Produces Medical School Rankings and How? Here in America, we [...]

3 Things That Matter About the Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into

By |2019-07-30T14:32:36-04:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: |

You’ve dreamed of becoming a doctor for as long as you can remember. But maybe you lack confidence and find yourself looking for the easiest medical schools to get into. But is this realistic? Do these types of med schools exist? And if so, will you get the quality training you need to become a good physician someday? Here’s more… Some people worry so much about getting accepted that they even ponder Caribbean or other overseas med schools. They’ll do anything to get in, even if that means sacrificing quality healthcare training. Is it worth it? UT Southwest medical students looking at a scanned image of a brain on video monitors. [...]

3 Tips for Maintaining a Fulfilling Social Life While in Medical School

By |2019-07-29T14:11:26-04:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

Your journey toward becoming a doctor has been both fulfilling and draining. Yet, you’ve heard horror stories about relationships going south because of the rigorous med school life. And you’re worried. So, how can you maintain a healthy social life that fulfills your emotional needs… and still thrive as a medical student? You can you know… Image Source: Image by StockSnap from Pixabay 3 Tips for Medical Students Who Want Healthy Relationships We spoke to some of our students and our physician instructors to find out the do’s and don’ts of medical student relationships. They shared some interesting info to help you keep your relationships intact while in medical school. [...]

Are You a Medical Student Who Wants to Get Involved in Advocacy Work?

By |2019-07-29T14:11:26-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources, Videos|Tags: |

Does the idea of becoming an advocate excite you as much as someday becoming a doctor? For med students, advocacy work can be more than just fighting for a cause. It can also help you feed your passion while bringing change to the modern healthcare industry. Advocacy helps you find ways to better serve your patients, as well as the physicians around you. Keep reading to learn more… Are You a Medical Student Who Wants to Get Involved in Advocacy Work? Image Source: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What Is Grassroots Advocacy All About? A true advocate demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity. Both are used to channel your ambitions for [...]

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