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  • Brazil’s Zika Crisis

  • Created February 12, 2016 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • Zika has been in the news, if you haven’t noticed, as a neglected tropical disease which has been linked to a frightening surge in birth defects in Central and South America. The response to Zika is going to depend upon the science–which is very much up in the air–along with economic and cultural factors. Chief among those are huge income...VIEW >
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  • Figure 1 Image of the Week: See the Mechanics of Aspiration

  • Created February 12, 2016 by Figure 1
  • This barium swallow demonstrates a Zenker’s diverticulum, a pouch which forms in the hypopharynx above the upper esophageal sphincter due to high pharyngeal pressures. Patients are typically elderly, and can present with halitosis, dysphagia, regurgitation, or recurrent pneumonias as a result of aspiration. These are surgically correctable, often with good results. See this image as...VIEW >
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  • New Study Materials Complete the Khan Academy MCAT Collection

  • Created February 11, 2016 by AAMC Staff
  • The Khan Academy MCAT Collection now includes new study and guidance materials for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section of the MCAT exam. Tutorials and practice passages have been added, as well as videos that offer guidance on how to approach studying for this section. With the addition of the Critical Analysis & Reasoning Skills Section, the...VIEW >
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  • Top Tips for Sub-Internship Success

  • Created February 10, 2016 by Anubodh Varshney
  • The sub-internship is a crucial rotation for all medical students, no matter which specialty they plan to pursue. During this transitional phase in their clinical training, students begin to assume more independent responsibility for patient care. A sub-internship introduces students to life as residents, and it is often a source of recommendation letters for the...VIEW >

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  • 20 Questions: Terry L. Wahls, MD – Internal Medicine

  • Created January 25, 2016 by Juliet Farmer
  • Terry Wahls, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in the traumatic brain injury clinic and conducts clinical trials. In addition, she’s director of the Extended Care and Rehab Service Line at the Veteran Affairs Iowa City Health Care System. She received...VIEW >
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  • 20 Questions: Norman Pastorek, MD – Plastic Surgery

  • Created December 18, 2015 by Student Doctor Network
  • Norman J. Pastorek MD, FACS specializes in facial plastic surgery. He trained at The University of Chicago Illinois and is board certified by both the American Board of otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. He has a private practice on Park Ave in New York. When did you first decide to...VIEW >
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  • 20 Questions: Jeffrey M. Whitaker, DPM, FACFAS

  • Created September 25, 2015 by Student Doctor Network
  • Dr. Jeffrey Whitaker knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a doctor, though his specialty remained uncertain until he discovered podiatric medicine as an undergraduate pre-med student. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from California State University-Long Beach, he later completed a second Bachelor in Cell and Molecular Biology with...VIEW >
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  • 20 Questions : Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology

  • Created September 11, 2015 by Juliet Farmer
  • Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, is a radiation oncologist with Massachusetts General Hospital, and she divides her time among clinic research in health equity and hematologic malignancies, teaching as assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, and a clinical practice treating patients with lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and other blood cell dyscrasias,...VIEW >

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