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PDr Review – Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

PDr Review - Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

I recently read this article by William Deresiewicz called Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League and thought it was well-written and fascinating. Even though it didn’t directly apply to premeds, I thought the points addressed by Deresiewicz are things that premeds should keep in mind. Let me first say that I do not agree with everything that is said ...

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5 Key Challenges for a Doctor Serving Humanity

5 Key Challenges for a Doctor Serving Humanity

For centuries doctors have been held up as heroes who heal disease, alleviate pain, and save lives, and traditionally they have been paid handsomely to do so. Even if salary is not a motivating factor, it’s not surprising that so many idealistic young people want to give back to humanity in such a grand and noble way. However, this idealism ...

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You Can Major in Anything

If you are a freshman in college or have ever been a freshman in college, then you are probably aware of the relationship between “biology” and “pre-med.” Students who say their major is biology are most likely trying to head the “pre-med” route, or at least to some sort of a health field. Conversely, students who say their dream is ...

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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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