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  • When to initiate treatment in patients with HIV

  • Created March 17, 2018 by Figure 1
  • A 60-year-old man who is HIV positive presents with fever, dyspnea, and inflammatory lesions on the skin. A biopsy reveals a diagnosis of histoplasmosis. At what threshold should antiretroviral therapy (ART) be initiated in adults with HIV?...VIEW >
  • On Moving Across the Country for Medical Training

  • Created March 16, 2018 by Karen Tran-Harding
  • Moving across the country for medical school was the scariest thing I ever did – and the best thing I ever did I looked out the window as the plane touched down on the runway. I heard the gentleman next to me ask, “So what brings you to Kentucky?” I didn’t know if he assumed...VIEW >
  • Physician Home Loans: The What, the How, and Where to Find One

  • Created March 15, 2018 by Josh Mettle
  • Young physicians have some of the highest mortgage underwriting decline rates of any professional seeking real estate financing. This should not come as a surprise, as most residents have a negative net worth (typically loans far exceed assets) and many coming straight out of medical school have not filed taxes in years. How does one...VIEW >
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  • How to Maximize Medical School Second Looks

  • Created March 14, 2018 by Cassie Kosarek
  • While most students dream of getting an acceptance letter from just one medical school, others find themselves in the enviable position of having to choose between two or more schools to which they’ve been accepted. If you are deciding between schools, Second Look days can help you determine where you’ll commit. Second Look days are...VIEW >
  • Confessions of a Former Mediocre Premed Student

  • Created March 13, 2018 by Yoo Jung Kim
  • Many students start college gung-ho about going into medicine, and many end up falling short of their goals. Their reasons are varied. Some discover new careers that better appeal to their interests; others realize that they can’t stomach the long commitment required in medicine. However, the saddest group of people are those who come to...VIEW >
  • What To Do If You Did Not Match Into A Residency Position

  • Created March 12, 2018 by Monya De, MD, MPH
  • Medical students who did not match into a residency position have a difficult, stressful, and uncertain time period ahead of them, thanks to overzealous funding of new medical schools, an influx of international medical graduates and specialty-switchers competing for positions, and above all a shortage of government-funded training positions....VIEW >
  • Q&A with Dr. Harris Eyre, Psychiatrist, Pharmacogeneticist

  • Created March 12, 2018 by Gloria Onwuneme
  • Dr. Harris Eyre, MD, PhD, Fulbright Scholar (WG Walker) is a psychiatrist, and Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of CNSDose, a company which has developed and deployed a world-leading genetic test to aid the antidepressant selection process for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and people with depression. He is also an executive-in-residence at the Texas Medical...VIEW >
  • Lack of Empathy: A Med School Dealbreaker?

  • Created March 10, 2018 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • Everyone knows: doctors have to have empathy…right? Listener Mo wrote to us at [email protected] to ask us if a lack of interest in dealing with the foibles of patients–with their anti-vaccine beliefs, their non-compliance with treatment, and reliance on the latest internet fads–means he should reconsider his med school dreams.  Lucky for Mo, Kaci McCleary,...VIEW >

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