Medical Education Present and Future, Part 3: Socioeconomic Status

Part 1 and Part 2 of our ‘Medication Education Present and Future’ blog series focused on racial representation and the globalization of medical education, respectively. This post features the representation of socioeconomic status (SES) of medical students. It is common knowledge future financial status of these individuals is large amounts of debt incurred through extensive […]

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Finding Mentorship Within Medicine

In the medical world asking for help can be difficult. This is especially true for graduates who are eager to prove that their years of school, extensive testing, and many rotation has prepared for their career in medicine. If confiding in colleagues is difficult for a medical student, resident, or physician, a mentor could provide […]

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Communication Key to Increasing and Retaining Physician Numbers

The biggest health crisis facing the future of the United States has nothing to do with a new strain of flu—it has to do with retirement, specifically the increase of physicians set to retire in the next twenty years. This drop in practitioners combined with the increased competition for spots in medical school, rotations, and […]

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Finding Mentorship Within Medicine

In the medical world, it is sometimes difficult to ask for help, especially for graduates who are eager to prove their success after multiple years of schooling and extensive rotations. If confiding in colleagues is difficult for a physician, they should consider seeking out a mentor. Many medical practitioners have had multiple mentors and are […]

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Communication and your Clinical Rotation

Communicate with your preceptor Communicate regularly with your preceptor. Let them know what you’re interested in and what you want to learn. Ask them how you can make the most of your experience and what expectations they have for you. This shows you’re taking initiative. You should also ask for feedback on your performance and […]

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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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