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US Government Health Programs – An Overview

Government health care programs cover the needs of over 150 million Americans. Here is an overview of the four largest.

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Benefits and Drawbacks: Taking a Gap Year Between Undergrad and Med School 

A look at the pros and cons of taking a gap year before medical school.

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How an iPad Saved My Medical School Grades

Mobile devices are changing the way students learn in medical school.

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It’s Not a Failure: Taking Personal Leave from Medical School

Taking personal leave from medical school can help you recover from tough situations and succeed in your future career.

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Fighting the Blank Page: Tips for Starting Your Personal Statement

Writing a personal statement is challenging, but these tips can get you headed in the right direction.

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The Value of Social Media for Medical Students

Many students avoid social media because of its risks without considering the benefits it can provide when used well.

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De-Stress the Distress of Medical School: A prescription for stress reduction

Working to manage stressors can prevent medical school stress from taking a long-term toll on your well-being.

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Ten things I learned in medical school (Other than, you know, the medical stuff)

Clinical training is filled with hidden lessons that aren’t found in any textbook.

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