RSSArchive for September, 2014

Avoid Medical School Pitfalls as a First-Year Student

On September 4, 2014, Delece Smith-Barrow of U.S. News reported tips for first year medical school students on work-life balance and how to deal with the intensities of medical school . To learn more, click here.

Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

On September 26, 2014, Deborah Netburn of The Los Angeles Times reported that new research shows that water on Earth may predate both the sun and the solar system. To learn more, click here.

Obama tells global health officials: After Ebola, ‘we have to do better.’

On September 26, 2014, Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post reported that President Barak Obama met with a group of health officials from various countries to discuss how to strengthen defense against future epidemics in light of the devastating Ebola outbreak. To learn more, click here.

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Brittany Bruce, MD Candidate at the University of Kansas School of Medicine

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Brittany Bruce, MD Candidate at the University of Kansas School of Medicine

  Brittany was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, the beautiful city of unmatched BBQ, majestic fountains, and midwest charm. Being the oldest of one little brother, Brittany describes her household growing up as “full of love”. There was always time to sit down each night for dinner, always time for family vacations, and […]

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Ekene Ajufo, MD Candidate at Temple University School of Medicine

I AM THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE – Ekene Ajufo, MD Candidate at Temple University School of Medicine

        Ekene Ajufo was born in Nigeria, but moved shortly after birth and spent some of her childhood all around the world. When her parents settled in the United States, she gained early experience in the medical field. Her father, a pediatrician going through residency. Her mother, a practicing registered nurse. In […]

The Summer Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

The Summer Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

To read the PDF format of this edition which is on Global Health, please click on the following link: Click here for the Summer 2014 JSNMA edition.

Osteopathic Medicine Meshes With New Health Care Needs

On September 5, 2014, Michael Ollove of Stateline reported on Kaiser Health News that the ideas ingrained in US health care reform and the Affordable Care Act mesh very well with the hallmarks of osteopathic medicine. To learn more, click here.

The Underreported Side of the Ebola Crisis

On September 6, 2014, Rose Ann DeMoro of The Huffington Post reported that the media has failed to report significant context related to the Ebola outbreak including how “the climate crisis, global inequality, maldistribution of wealth, and austerity-driven cuts in public services” all contribute to the situation. To learn more, click here.

How People Feel About Their Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

On September 4, 2014, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times reported that information is scarce regarding consumer satisfaction for those who purchased health plans on the new state marketplaces. Nevertheless, early polling evidence shows that people are in fact happy to have coverage. To learn more, click here.