RSSArchive for November, 2012

Latino medical school enrollment on the rise

Latino medical school enrollment on the rise

More Latinos applied to and were accepted in American medical schools this year than ever before, leading to a record rise of Hispanic medical school enrollment in 2012.   According to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, there was a noted increase in Hispanic students applying to medical school in 2012. Approximately […]

Plasmonic nanosensors developed for sophisticated HIV detection test

Two researchers from the Imperial College London, United Kingdom have succeeded in developing and testing a state-of-the-art HIV detection test. The duo says the test is 10 times more sensitive than other methods used to identify this disease, and it is inexpensive. The potential to bring this innovative technique to market is strong, providing a […]

Prostate Cancer Hits African-American Men Especially Hard

Prostate Cancer Hits African-American Men Especially Hard

MIAMI — Marc Henderson, a 63-year-old African-American airport administrator here, isn’t afraid to ask his physician to do a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a screening test for prostate cancer.   “I’d rather know early on so that it can be treated, rather than sit around in denial until it’s too late,” he […]

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Editorial Note: Chinelo Ikpeama, MBA, Editor-in-Chief, and Jonathan Batson, Junior Editor, both participated in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program. Chinelo Ikpeama attended Yale School of Medicine SMDEP in the summer of 2007. Jonathan Batson attended Howard Medical School SMDEP in the summer of 2009.   Summer Medical & Dental Education Program application opens […]

Pre-Meds: Remember your values when interviewing for medical school

You can never know what questions you will be asked during the interview. Most of the time the questions will focus on your application, your rationale to why you want to be a doctor or dentist, and will and gauge your interest in the school you are applying. There will be personal questions as the […]