We had our first human dissection recently. We gloved up, scrubbed up, and wielded a scalpel - the key to opening the secrets hidden below our skin. Our donor, an older gentleman who died of cancer and gave his body to the advancement of medical education, lay on his back. He was abnormally frigid and unnaturally rigid - cold and stiff to the touch. His face remained shrouded with a white ...

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Many premeds take time during their undergraduate careers to volunteer abroad. Popular destinations include Mexico, various Central and Southern American countries, and Africa. These are great opportunities to discover more about underserved care and, more importantly, what you are made of. I just thought I would share my reflections on volunteering abroad during college. Hopefully, you can glean something from them. In the backcountry of India, in the state of Maharashtra, ...

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The ACA passed and is already in trouble. The Republicans are up in arms, calling the ACA an overreach of a totalitarian governmental regime. The Democrats are defending it, promoting its cost-saving measures as a progressive step forward for America. To say the rhetoric has heated would be an understatement. I’m not here to debate politics though. In the run up to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA and the recent aftermath, ...

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The first thing I noticed when I walked into the physician’s office were the tall cabinets filled with manila folders, tabbed with names and organized alphabetically. There were three of these cabinets, taking up the entire length of the back wall, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of patients’ records. “I see you still have paper records. Do you plan on implementing an EHR anytime soon?” I inquired. The doctor paused for a ...

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I eyed my chat screen with a good amount of suspicion. A friend of a friend who I had rarely spoken to had initiated a chat conversation with me with the opening line “How are medical school apps going?” The cursor blinked in anticipation. I began to think about possible ulterior motives that she, another pre-medical student, could have had. Perhaps she just wanted to use me as a comparison for ...

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