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Students have fallen far behind during COVID;  How can they catch up?

Students have fallen far behind during COVID; How can they catch up?

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hi. I am Art Caplan. I’m in the Medical Ethics Division at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. We all know that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc – and indeed continues – on public health in America and many other countries. You can look to China where battles are breaking …

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First-generation students face obstacles in medicine

First-generation students face obstacles in medicine

When Kazi Kalam, a sophomore at Georgetown University School of Medicine, says his childhood best friend didn’t make it past high school, he doesn’t mean he didn’t continue his education. His friend was murdered before he had the chance. Kalam work “I grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn in the early 90s,” says Kalam. “I …

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Students and residents struggle to find affordable child care

Students and residents struggle to find affordable child care

Before Emily Kahoud returns to medical school for her third year, she must solve one of the most difficult problems she has encountered during her training: how to find quality and affordable child care. for her newborn daughter. Kahoud, currently on leave from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, does not know when she will …

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The danger when doctors don't get mental health help

The danger when doctors don’t get mental health help

Staying mentally healthy is essential for everyone, and it’s vital for doctors. As healthcare professionals, you are continually exposed to overwork, burnout, stressful situations and difficult ethical decisions. Yet seeking help for mental health care may be last on your to-do list — or completely off your radar. It’s sad and dangerous, since the American …

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Orifices - where most of the medicine money is made

Orifices – where most of the medicine money is made

Since ancient times, doctors have used their senses to study and try to understand human health and disease. Sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. For much of history and for most physician-clinicians today, these five senses, when used well, are enough. Listening to the patient’s story remains the most important clinical tool. And, as Yogi …

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Medicine after dark: the life of a “night worker” in the hospital

Medicine after dark: the life of a “night worker” in the hospital

When the sun goes down, part of the medical population wakes up. They’re not vampires, even if they have to siphon off the strange vial of blood. These creatures of the night spend traditional sleeping hours practicing medicine. Night shift workers, also known as night hospital workers, work night shifts — typically from 6:00 or …

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From Frankenstein to Lecter: The Best Hollywood Documentaries

From Frankenstein to Lecter: The Best Hollywood Documentaries

Masks can be scary on Halloween, but even more so when paired with scrubs, scalpels, and god complexes. In March, Medscape readers chose their favorite characters and performers in Hollywood’s healthcare system. As a Halloween treat, we follow a dozen of our favorite Evil Doctors from bench deep (and no, Dr. Evil didn’t go to …

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Siblings in Medicine: Future Doc Follows PA Brother's Lead

Siblings in Medicine: Future Doc Follows PA Brother’s Lead

When Maria Cielito Robles started medical school at Michigan State University this year, she was “covered” by her older brother, a physician assistant (PA), who helped guide her career path. Robles’ tweet about the coating ceremony that marked the start of his medical training has gone viral, with many applauding the siblings’ inspiring story. Robles …

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