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Weekly Weigh-in: Following Current Events

Welcome to PDr’s Weekly Weigh-in! Each week, we ask medical students and physicians to weigh in on some of our most frequently asked pre-med questions. This week’s question: What current events do you think premed students should be aware of? What resources do you recommend for staying up to date?  Evan Shih, DGSOM MS2 With how quickly information travels today via ...

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Breaking Bad News

During a medical school interview, particularly in a multiple-mini-interview (MMI) format, you might be asked how you would go about breaking bad news to a patient. While this task might seem unfair to ask of a candidate medical student, it is no less daunting for me – now a second-year student, and in fact, for practicing physicians. This week, NPR ...

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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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Top 15 Medical Schools in the World

Every year, thousands of pre-med students flock to newsstands and bookstores to see the updated rankings published by U.S. News. What are the best medical schools this year? Where should I apply? Did my school increase or decrease? Though controversial, the renowned rankings allow people to compare between medical schools within the United States. But have you ever wondered, what ...

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