Sunday, March 30, 2014 Saturday, March 22, 2014

How Do I… Make Sure Social Media Doesn’t Hurt My Chances of Getting into Med School?

  • Make all accounts private
  • Keep pictures, statuses, and comments clean
  • Approve tags and check-ins from friends
  • Always sign out of a public or shared computer
  • Never share your password

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Match Day: When Did I Become A Doctor?

Here’s a nice blogpost by a 4th year medical student at Albert Einstein college of Medicine..

Match Day is just three days away, and I find myself wondering—“When did I become a fourth-year?” I can’t believe it’s already here.

What I’ve sensed in my fellow classmates, and in myself, is a feeling of suspension—as if we are suspended in midair, waiting to learn where we’ll spend the next few years of our lives as residents for an arguably even more intense and formative experience. Continue..

Hey Look! More videos from March Day

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AAMC begins youtube playlist for Match Day 2014….Check it out…

Tell your friends to tell their friends to send in videos. A little booster/motivation to all you pre-meds out there (and that includes me, haha)

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WOMEN in MEDICINE: Columbia University

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The women listed here are just a few of the many Columbia women who have contributed to health care advances throughout history.

Hattie Elizabeth Alexander, MD, pediatrician and microbiologist who developed an anti-influenza serum that reduced the mortality rate for fatal meningitis in infants and children to 20 percent
Dorothy Andersen, MD, physician who identified cystic fibrosis and helped create a test to diagnose it
Virginia Apgar, MD, developer of Apgar score to assess newborns
Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing, professor of biomedical informatics, and a pioneer in nursing informatics who now has international renown
Barbara Barlow, MD, leader in injury prevention and first woman to receive a CDC Foundation Hero Award
Mary Bassett MD, New York City health commissioner and Mailman School of Public Health faculty member
Patricia Bath, MD, resident at Harlem Hospital and Columbia fellow who persuaded Columbia professors to operate on blind patients at Harlem Hospital Center—which had not previously offered eye surgery—at no cost, leading to the first major eye operation at Harlem Hospital in 1970

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2014

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
25 years strong: 

We don’t know why. It’s very unusual when the body accepts a new organ and says, ‘Hey, you’re me.’ His body just accepted the organ and never caused a fuss.’’

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25 years strong: 

We don’t know why. It’s very unusual when the body accepts a new organ and says, ‘Hey, you’re me.’ His body just accepted the organ and never caused a fuss.’’

Read more…

Monday, March 10, 2014

AAMC begins youtube playlist for Match Day 2014….Check it out…

Tell your friends to tell their friends to send in videos. A little booster/motivation to all you pre-meds out there (and that includes me, haha)

Sunday, March 9, 2014
A Doctors Powerful Personal Story About Vaccines
The tests came fast and furious.  The diagnosis didn’t.
One doctor was certain it was psychosomatic.  My twin younger brothers had been born a few months earlier, and I, seeking attention, was refusing to walk.  My mother kept looking. Another doctor couldn’t figure it out but gave a piece of advice.  “You have other children, right?  Be grateful. Take this one home, keep him comfortable, and when he is gone take comfort in the others.”  She ran out of that office (in tears, I imagine). Read more
Learn more about Dr. Andrew Cronyn.

A Doctors Powerful Personal Story About Vaccines

The tests came fast and furious.  The diagnosis didn’t.

One doctor was certain it was psychosomatic.  My twin younger brothers had been born a few months earlier, and I, seeking attention, was refusing to walk.  My mother kept looking. Another doctor couldn’t figure it out but gave a piece of advice.  “You have other children, right?  Be grateful. Take this one home, keep him comfortable, and when he is gone take comfort in the others.”  She ran out of that office (in tears, I imagine). Read more

Learn more about Dr. Andrew Cronyn.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
scienceyoucanlove:

It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans.Read more: http://bit.ly/1kR4RfX via National Geographic
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scienceyoucanlove:

It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1kR4RfX via National Geographic

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