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  • A Drinking Binge Leads to a Surgical Emergency

  • Created March 24, 2017 by Figure 1
  • A 58-year-old male presents to the emergency department with dyspnea and severe chest pain that radiates to his shoulder. He has a history of alcoholism and has just finished a 4-day drinking binge. On examination, crepitus is heard on palpation of the chest wall, and his pain worsens as he swallows. A diagnosis of Boerhaave syndrome...VIEW >
  • Dentistr-e Sports: The Intersection of Dental Training and Video Games

  • Created March 23, 2017 by Stephen Rogers
  • Originally published in Contour, March 2017, the magazine of the American Student Dental Association. Learn more at ASDAnet.org/contour. During a state visit in 2011, Barack Obama was greeted by Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who then handed him a video game. “The Witcher 2” was developed in Poland, and Obama explained it as “a great...VIEW >
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  • Time Away From Formal Academics Can Enhance Application

  • Created March 22, 2017 by Laurie Tansey
  • Whether or not a student should take a “gap year” (or two) often comes up during our conversations with applicants to medical school. Based on MedEdits’ experience working with students, we find that gap years are becoming increasingly common and that this extra time away from formal academics can enhance a student’s candidacy. The Association...VIEW >

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  • 20 Questions: Sara E. Gottfried, MD, OB-GYN

  • Created June 1, 2016 by Juliet Farmer
  • Sara E. Gottfried, MD, is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist; founder and CEO of Gottfried Center for Integrative Medicine, Inc.; and volunteer clinical faculty at University of California at San Francisco Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Gottfried received a bachelor’s degree in engineering cum laude from the University of Washington (1988), followed by a...VIEW >
  • 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 >
  • 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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