MedSmarter Blog Roundup November 2019

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3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education

3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education

What’s a good idea for creating a more diversity in medical education? Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH says some med schools have figured it out. She shared three schools that offer ways for students to provide care to the underserved, the underprivileged and other groups most students never get to treat in regular programs.

3 Med Schools with Unique Programs Creating Diversity in Medical Education

What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine

What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the first woman to serve as dean and president of Morehouse School of Medicine. She’s also the first to successfully grow the freshman class to 100 students in almost 20 years, increasing diversity in medical education. But how?

What Other Institutions Should Learn from Morehouse School of Medicine

White Coats for Black Lives: Can You Help Make a Difference?

White Coats for Black Lives: Can You Help Make a Difference?

White Coats For Black Lives is an student-ran organization that seeks to do away with racism in the medical industry. The main vision of the group is to ensure maximum care of patients by eliminating racism. They draw their motivation from the demonstrations of December 10, 2014 after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. People wondered whether or not doing away with racism was the responsibility of those in the medical field.

White Coats for Black Lives: Can You Help Make a Difference?

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

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!

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

VIDEO: USMLE Step 2 CS: Live Review Course – Lydia Louise – Testimonial

St. James School of Medicine – Student Dr. Lydia Louise’s Videomonial and feedback after taking the MedSmarter Step 2 CS: 3 Day Live Review Course and Mini-Mock Exam.

Resources by Category: From Pre-Meds to Residents

Check out these valuable blog posts for premeds, medical students, graduates and international physicians hoping to practice medicine in the United States. We’ve divided them up into categories to help you zoom in on the topics that interest you most.

Tuition Assistance Programs & Resources

8 Loan Forgiveness Programs That Help Wipe Out Med School Debt – Did you rack up an unimaginable amount of debt attending medical school? Well, there are national and federal programs that help wipe out med school debt once and for all.

Doctors Without Debt: Tuition-Free Medical Schools Lead the Cause – Doctors Without Borders has been working toward changing the pattern of doctors starting their new careers in debt. This cause, known as ‘Doctors Without Debt’, may be the answer.

Medical School Scholarships: Fund Your Dreams of Becoming a Doctor – Medical school can be expensive. Many can’t imagine how they’ll afford to achieve their dreams of becoming doctors. Sometimes, scholarships are the key.

Mental Health for Medical Professionals

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Its Effects on Medical Professionals – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also referred to as CBT, is a form of psychotherapy. It’s a short-term technique that goes beyond laying down on a sofa and talking about traumatic childhood memories. But can it help healthcare professionals perform better?

Millennial Residents: Quality Training & the Fear of Physician Burnout – Physician burnout is a very troubling issue in the medical industry. Many of today’s doctors and millennial residents suffer from mental health problems that lead to troubled marriages, depression and suicides. What’s the key?

Pre-Med Resources: Getting into Medical School

Work-Life Balance: Hobbies Matter When Applying to Med School – Many dedicated pre-med students take on the “work now, play later” philosophy. They assume it’s best to pay close attention studies and techniques and pay extra-curricular activities no mind. But the truth is… hobbies are key! Here’s why…

Low GPA? You Can Still Get into Medical School with These 4 Tips – Your GPA (grade point average) is a huge factor for getting accepted into medical school. It’s the biggest way for medical schools to see how well you perform academically. But you can get into med school with a low GPA by following these four valuable tips.

Residency Resources: Life & Death

5 Steps to Prepping for Your New Residency Match – Yaaayyyy… you’ve been matched to a residency! But now, instead of taking a deep breath and enjoying the fruits of your med school labor, you’re worried about your next move. So, now what?

Death of Libby Zion: Changing the Shifts of Healthcare Workers Forever – Heavy workloads given to residents and interns have been proven to affect work and cause medical negligence. What’s the answer for residents and interns? Changes have been made over the years in regards to how many hours interns and residents can work. Many say it’s related to the death of New York patient Libby Zion.

USMLE Resources: Are Mock Exams Reliable?

What Is the USMLE Step 1? Purpose, Benefits & Resources – What is the USMLE Step 1? It’s a computerized exam taken by medical students after completing the second year of medical school. Passing allows you to begin practicing medicine while supervised. What’s the point?

10 Common Reasons YOU Might Fail the USMLE Step 1 – Why do so many students fail the USMLE Step 1? Well, most fail to prepare properly. This exam is extremely important if you want to become a doctor someday. We have 10 tips to help you recognize common test prep mistakes.

What’s the Deal with the USMLE Step 2 CK? – The USMLE Step 2 CK exam comes after taking the USMLE Step 1 exam. You are tested on your ability to apply science knowledge related to patient care. We have tips to help you get a good score!

Get a Jump Start to the USMLE Step 2 CS with Mock Exams – Suwanee – You are now done with Step 1 and Step 2 CK on your USMLEs. You’re moving forward in your journey of becoming a doctor. Now, it’s time for the USMLE Step 2 CS. And we have tips to help you succeed!

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