RSSArchive for May, 2011

Away We Go – Information on Away Clerkships for 3rd and 4th Year

Though the choice of participating in a visiting clerkship can be difficult, this resource will make finding a program a little easier! Check the following websites for more info: VSAS for a common application that many schools participate in (including Vanderbilt) EEC for a searchable database for electives at medical schools in the US […]

9th Annual “Disparities in Health in the Global Context” Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to provide attendees with a comprehensive approach to the issue of health disparities and a broad knowledge base of the bio-psychosocial approach in addressing health disparities. Summer Workshop will be held June 20 – 25, 2011, at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Robert C. Hickey Auditorium, […]

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open! We hope that you will help us spread the word about the program and the opportunities available to students pursuing a career in primary care. NHSC Scholars receive: Payment for tuition, required fees, and other reasonable educational costs A monthly support stipend Assistance in […]

What is Past is Prologue: How the Fight Against Breast Cancer has Evolved

According to the German writer and philosopher Goethe, “the most beautiful discoveries are made not so much by men as by the period.” History has shown that the methods of diagnosing and treating breast cancer have mirrored the thoughts of clinicians during the eras in which they have practiced. Indeed, breast cancer has been conceptualized within social and cultural norms over time. Today as we continue to strive for cures, we consider new treatment options based on the context of the period.