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End Premed Culture

End Premed Culture

What is the first thing you think about when you think of the word “premed”? Chances are that your initial thoughts are not good. Unfortunately, premeds have gained the reputation of being competitive, know-it-all, neurotic, selfishly ambitious, annoying, etc. When I was a premed, I even judged other premeds for being overly premed (I am officially using premed as an ...

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Physician Shadowing and the One-Minute Mentor

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I love shadowing in the Emergency Department (ED). I get to see patients from every corner of my curriculum – dermatology, oncology, cardiology, nephrology – you name it, it’s there. There is a palpable buzz and attitude that is exciting and raw, and you get to watch how the residents flow through their list of patients, treating and triaging as ...

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Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Research Experience

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So, after some hard work you have finally landed that research position. Congratulations! You are excited and enthusiastic about what’s to come. Maybe you’ll take over your own research project, present at a conference, get published in a prestigious journal, or all of the above. This research experience will become an exciting time of discovery and creativity where you will ...

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5 Steps To Landing An Undergraduate Research Position

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One of the most daunting tasks in college is finding a research group where you can hopefully have the opportunity to publish in a scientific journal. Scientific article publishing, poster presentations, and general research exposure are invaluable experiences for the prospective medical student. Unfortunately, the increasing class size of public universities has made it difficult for students to find the ...

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Importance of a Summer Research Program

Importance of a Summer Research Program

If you are a premed, you do not want to waste any summers doing nothing. There are many things that you can do in the summer, but very few activities that are more rewarding or beneficial to your medical career than a formal summer research program. If you are not convinced, here are five reasons that demonstrate the importance of ...

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