Personal Statement Word Art
Medicine

Premed Path – Personal Statement

Hello, hello! This is Holy writing again! Sorry that it’s been a while since my last post. I took a nice hiatus from writing. Since it’s *that* time of the year again, this post is to help you write your personal statement. Thankfully, over the past five cycles, I had learned how to draft and write a personal statement. If…

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Applications are a lengthy and time consuming process for many premed students. Learn some tips on applying!
Medicine

Premed Path – Application Time Is Near

 Application Preparation for Premeds It looks like application cycle for medical school is starting up again. Whether it’s your first time or a re-application, application season is one of the many stressful times for a premed student. Here’s a quick checklist to make sure things are in order: Do you have the money to apply? Have you looked into the…

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A girl using a stethoscope on a teddy bear.
Medicine

Premed Path – Do You Have What It Takes?

Throughout my studies, I’ve talked with several health professions advisers, admission committee members at conferences, and physicians. Today’s topic outlines one of the first questions they ask or think about when talking to a premed student or reading an application: Has this person actually thought it through? Do they have what it takes? Premed Goals and Questions To Think About…

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The American Dream
Characteristics, Medicine

The American Dream

Welcome to another health equity series! This post, which is about the American Dream, is the second part of the series on equity. If you have not read the first part, click here to read the first part!

Medicine

Drug Development and Clinical Trials

New pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are required to have rigorous testing to ensure that they are safe for humans and that they do what they claim to do. In the U.S., potential drugs have to go through rigorous testing in what are called clinical trials in order to gain

On the left is equality, there are three people of varying heights, each standing on the same sized box. Only the tallest person and the middle height person can see over the fence to watch the baseball game. On the right is equity, with the same three people and the same three boxes, however the shortest person is standing on two boxes, the middle height person is standing on one box, and the tallest person is not standing on a box. All can see over the fence to watch the baseball game.
Medicine

Equality vs. Equity

Back in 2015, I attended a Health Disparity Conference hosted by my school. This year, I got the chance to attend another Health Disparity Conference (although this one was much shorter) hosted by my company. This topic has been on my mind for a long time and I always wanted to write about it. For my next few posts, we…

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Medical Ethics, Medicine

What are the Guiding Principles For Physicians?

Do No Harm – Part of Medical Ethics? I’m sure everyone generally knows that doctors are instructed to “do no harm,” which is commonly attributed to the Hippocratic Oath, but are those words really part of the original oath? They do have their part in medical ethics, but let’s see if they are in the ‘original’ physicians oath. Written by…

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Medicine

Organ Donation – The Shortage Around the World

Organ Donation In the U.S. Currently, in the U.S., there is a growing disparity between the organ donor list and the organ transplant waiting list. The statistics are clear, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but not nearly enough sign up to be donors. Additionally, even less are available as only about 0.3% of people die in a way…

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Stop the bleed!
Medicine, Military

STOP the bleed!

Edit: National Stop the Bleed Day is this March 31st, 2018. Sign up for a free class at https://www.stopthebleedday.org/. You never know what you may need it! Read more about Stop The Bleed below. Hello, guys! It is again #FunFactFriday and I thank you all so much for joining me today. This week, I was actually having a really hard time…

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