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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 [...]

Med Students Learn to Prescribe ‘Culinary Medicine’ Healthy Recipes to Patients

By |2019-07-29T14:11:25-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News & Events|Tags: , , , |

LSU Health launched a pilot 'culinary medicine' course for its medical students. It includes dietitian lectures and field trips to help students learn how to eat healthy. The goal is to soon include dietary modifications in future medical exams. In other words... someday, healthy recipes may be prescribed by physicians along with medicines. Sounds interesting? Nicholls culinary department head Chef John Kozar and assistant professor Chef Don Kasten answer LSU student's questions. Image Source: Nicholls State University Well, this is no ordinary med school course. It’s a very intense, two-week class where students learn about nutrition for various patients and conditions, such as: Elderly Pregnant Women Athletes Diabetics Chronic Illnesses [...]

The Story of Arpan Doshi: UK’s Youngest Doctor Ever

By |2019-07-15T21:19:56-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School, Medical News|Tags: , , |

When Arpan Doshi graduated from the University of Sheffield in July 2017, he was well on his way to becoming the United Kingdom’s youngest doctor. At the young age of just 16, he completed his French Baccalaureate. By 17, he was accepted into Sheffield’s medical program. Just 31 days before his 21st birthday, he received both Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Beating Rachael Faye Hill by only 18 days for the title of the youngest doctor in the UK. Arpan Doshi Dreams of Becoming a Doctor as a Child According to a BBC report, Doshi said: “From an early age I was fascinated by how the human body worked and it’s good to [...]

Akrit Pran Jaswal: Transforming a 7-Year-Old Boy into a Successful Surgeon

By |2019-07-15T21:16:04-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Medical News|Tags: , , , , |

At the early age of just seven years old, Akrit Pran Jaswal proved to the world that he was indeed a medical genius. Even as a toddler, people who knew him understood he was destined for something great. By 10 months old, Akrit was already talking and walking. And he was already reading and writing like an adult by the age of just two. Akrit Pran Jaswal performed successful surgery on girl when he was just 7 years old. Image Source: Beyond 2010 7-Year-Old Akrit Jaswal Performs World-Famous Surgery Akrit Jaswal and Oprah Winfrey When Akrit was just seven years old, he became famous across the globe. The [...]

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