A Brilliant Medical Student

A Medical Student Thriving Despite All Odds

Feb. 28, 2007, was just a normal day for Chris Connolly. He went to school and then water polo practice. But then everything changed when an accident during practice left him a quadriplegic. Eleven years later, Chris is still a quadriplegic—he’s regained limited motion in his arms and legs from physical therapy—now thriving as a […]

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3 Steps for After Your Medical School Interviews

After interviews, many medical school applicants may think their work is over. They’ve completed the admissions process, and it seems there isn’t much to do. That shouldn’t be the case. Once the admissions committees are finished making their decision, you’ll need to make one on where to attend if you are accepted. These three steps […]

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NYU Addresses Student Debt

NYU Med Students to Get Free Tuition

At the New York University School of Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony—an initiation ceremony for first-year students—on Aug. 16 attendees got a shock when they learned their tuition would be completely paid for—no strings attached. All current and future students are eligible. With many students leaving school with some amount of debt, there’s a tendency […]

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Harvard Medical Zoo

Harvard Medical Students Training in Zoos?

Harvard medical students might find themselves at a zoo treating a strange group of patients than they’re typically accustomed to: animals. Whether it’s chasing geese into an office or performing an X-ray on a 150-pound African desert tortoise, Harvard’s One Health Clinical Elective gives students the opportunity to study infectious diseases and the impact of […]

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The Journey to Becoming a United States Physician – A Step by Step Guide

Becoming a doctor in the United States is a journey within itself. While the process is comprised of many steps, all aspects are aimed at ensuring the highest level of care for the well-being of patients. The following is a step by step outline of the journey all IMG’s must complete in order to live […]

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Mentorship In Medicine

The road to becoming a physician is a long and arduous one. Mentors are important figures on this road, helping provide insight and open doors along the way. Mentors occupy a unique sphere in the life of an aspiring physician, crafting a vision of the bigger picture to help put present conundrums into perspective.   […]

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Breaking Down the USMLE

Anyone who wishes to practice medicine in the United States must pass the United States Medical Licensure Exam. Through a four-step exam process, the USMLE aims to determine whether a student passes a minimum standard for patient care. Each of the four steps is a separate exam and taken at different points of your medical […]

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The Benefits of Test Prep

The USMLE The United States Medical Licensure Exam is a necessary step in the process of becoming a physician in the United States. The USMLE is a four-step exam that requires a significant  degree of preparation beforehand. Test prep programs either in the United States or locally can help prepare you for every step of […]

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Planning for a U.S. Residency

U.S. Clinical Experience Completing an AMOpportunities clinical experience is a helpful first step in beginning the residency process in the United States. Upon concluding an AMOpportunities experience, you will gain a better sense of U.S. medical practices to help you decide if you would like to pursue a residency here. An AMOpportunities experience will enrich […]

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