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2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

  Dear LMSA and SNMA,   Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the […]

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! -  Humanism in Medicine edition

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! – Humanism in Medicine edition

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! There is much to celebrate and reflect on for this season: being thankful, being generous, celebrating family traditions, and embracing the new year. This season is also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have humanism in medicine. William Osler stated: “Let us know what kinds of people have a […]

MAPS Minutes Winter 2013 - Holiday Edition

MAPS Minutes Winter 2013 – Holiday Edition

As the first half of the academic year has come to a close, we reflect with the “Holiday Edition” of the MAPS Minutes to give our pre-medical /pre-health membership a publication with interesting articles, list of opportunities, and some National MAPS webinars focused on MCAT preparation, etc. In this issue, we learn about the community service […]

Blackness, Fear and Health

Blackness, Fear and Health By: Hazael Ajayi, Master of  Biomedical Sciences Candidate 2014, Tufts University School of Medicine   You heard of driving while black but have you heard of exercising while black? You can run, but you cannot hide from how the awareness of blackness can have an impact on health.  A few weeks […]

To Halt AIDS, Stop Brief Risk Counseling and Concentrate on Testing, National Study Finds

To Halt AIDS, Stop Brief Risk Counseling and Concentrate on Testing, National Study Finds

For decades, people seeking an HIV test have been counseled on realistic and achievable steps they could take to avoid infection. But a national study led by Miller School investigators has determined that, given the rapid HIV tests available today, the resources devoted to pre-test counseling would be better spent on universal testing that could detect more HIV cases earlier, and […]

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Patient assistance programs make it more likely that breast cancer patients will get additional treatments after they have surgery, and receive other kinds of support, a new study finds. These recommended additional — or “adjuvant” — therapies include radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal treatments. “Doctors have been frustrated by data showing that perhaps as many as […]

Finding Dr. Right: New Survey Reveals Word of Mouth the Most Used Resource When Looking for a Physician

Finding Dr. Right: New Survey Reveals Word of Mouth the Most Used Resource When Looking for a Physician

New research released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reveals that 1 in 3 adults have switched or dropped their primary care physician in the past five years and that having no health insurance is the most common reason for not seeing a physician. However, these trends may change as an estimated 30 million […]

John F. Kennedy's Vision For Mental Health Never Realized

John F. Kennedy’s Vision For Mental Health Never Realized

The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed turns 50 this month: the Community Mental Health Act, which helped transform the way people with mental illness are treated and cared for in the United States. Signed on Oct. 31, 1963, weeks before Kennedy was assassinated, the legislation aimed to build mental health centers […]

Why I Left Medicine: A Burnt-Out Doctor’s Decision To Quit

Why I Left Medicine: A Burnt-Out Doctor’s Decision To Quit

When I introduce myself as a physician who left clinical practice, non-physicians ask me why I left. They’re generally intrigued that someone who sacrificed many years and many dollars for medical training would then change her mind. But physicians, almost universally, never ask me why I left. Instead, they ask me how. They call and […]

5 studies you may have missed

5 studies you may have missed

Here’s a roundup of five medical studies published recently that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn’t mean that one causes the other. Autism cases in the UK rose but leveled off  Journal: […]