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NYT: The Physician Assistant Will See You

By BARBARA MORAN Flora Traub is a 37-year-old mother of three with a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. But after years as a policy analyst, she found herself reflecting on her undergraduate premedical studies and the happy year she spent in AmeriCorps CommunityHealthCorps after college. Read full … [Read More...]

NYT: Second-Chance Med School

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By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Sitting around an outdoor table at the Red Crab, a restaurant on the tropical island of Grenada festooned with palm trees and fiery bougainvillea, a dozen aspiring doctors bashfully conceded that they had been, at best, near misses when it came to getting into medical school in the United States. Read full article … [Read More...]

NYT: The Drawn-Out Medical Degree

By DENISE GRADY Should medical education be shorter? The answer is yes, at least according to administrators at many of America’s leading medical schools. The idea may conjure up images of clueless residents Googling symptoms on their smartphones at the patient’s bedside, but advocates insist that time spent in school can be trimmed without … [Read More...]

 NYT: The D.O. Is in Now!

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By JOSEPH BERGER Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads- The old Blumstein’s department store sits across 125th Street from the legendary Apollo Theater. It’s something of a Harlem landmark, where “don’t buy where you can’t work” protests led to the hiring of African-Americans as the first salesclerks in 1934 and … [Read More...]

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Chancellor Jones speaks on the importance, past, and future of health professions in Mississippi.   … [Read More...]

Best Careers in Healthcare

US News & World Report's list of the best jobs in healthcare for 2013. http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-healthcare-jobs?int=7acb53 … [Read More...]

Osteopathic Medical College Enrollment Continues Growth Trend

More than 21,000 medical students are enrolled at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), nearly double the number enrolled in osteopathic medical schools just a decade ago. With more than 5,800 first-year students expected to enter one of the nation’s COMs this year, more than 20 percent of the nation’s medical students will be … [Read More...]

NYT: Can Doctors Learn Empathy?

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By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. My colleague loved performing surgery as much as anyone I had ever met. Every morning he bounded into the hospital, full of energy and cheerful anticipation of the day’s surgical schedule, his prominent mouth stretched into a broad grin. “Too bad his foot is always in it,” another doctor whispered one day as our … [Read More...]

The New York Times Doctor and Patient Blog

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REINVENTING THE THIRD-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT A year ahead in medical school, my friend had been a constant source of support and inspiration, offering study tips for courses and warnings about professors and, when he had neither, hilarious spot-on imitations of classmates and teachers. Patients he was beginning to see in his introductory course on … [Read More...]

Wanted: Mavericks And Missionaries To Solve Mississippi’s M.D. Shortage

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Janie Guice is the recruiter for the Mississippi Rural Physician Scholarship Program.  Listen to her story on NPR’s Morning Edition. When Janie Guice looks at the Mississippi Delta she sees a vast, flat flood plain home to cotton fields and catfish farms. She also sees desperate rural health problems and a deep shortage of doctors to offer care. … [Read More...]

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