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  • Man Flu and Other Struggles

  • Created December 22, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • As the semester wrapped up, Dave didn’t feel it was necessary to ponder great questions or debate contentious issues, so this week’s show is pretty newsy…and there’s never a shortage of things to talk about there. Of course, Dave had to make up a stupid game for Erik Kneller, Erick Schnieders, Irisa Mahaparn, and Kaci McCleary...VIEW >
  • Failure to Thrive in a Newborn—What’s the Cause?

  • Created December 22, 2017 by Figure 1
  • A 26-day-old term male infant is brought to the emergency department by his mother over concerns of lethargy and difficulty nursing. She reports that he needs to be awakened to nurse, and feeds for just a few minutes at a time. Examination reveals jaundice, a large umbilical hernia, and an increase of 3 oz (85...VIEW >
  • Q&A with Suzanne Tharin, MD/PhD, Neurosurgery

  • Created December 20, 2017 by Gloria Onwuneme
  • Dr Suzanne Tharin, MD/PhD,  is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and a spinal neurosurgeon at the Palo Alto VA. Following a Bachelor of Science in Physiology (1991), and a Master of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology (1993), Dr. Tharin obtained her PhD in Genetics at Stony Brook University (2000) from work...VIEW >
  • Five Mistakes I Made When I Applied to Medical School (The First Time)

  • Created December 19, 2017 by Renee Marinelli, MD
  • Everyone reading SDN likely knows that gaining admission to medical school is difficult. It not only takes years of preparation, exceptional academic performance, and hours dedicated to extra-curricular activities—the process takes resiliency and tremendous determination. And due to the extreme competitiveness of admissions, many applicants apply, don’t succeed, and have to apply again. I found...VIEW >
  • The Holiday Season: Doctor Edition

  • Created December 18, 2017 by Adelle
  • ‘Tis the season! It’s finally my favorite time of year! Everything fills me with warm fuzzies, from the twinkling lights on Christmas trees and elaborate decorations in the neighborhood to (almost) everyone being in a festive mood. Unfortunately for most young doctors, the holiday season means giving up time spent with friends and family to...VIEW >
  • Admissions Bias Against Alternative Medicine?

  • Created December 15, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • For medical school admissions, package study of alternative medicine carefully Chrissa wrote in to say that she believes that complementary and alternative medicine systems should be more important to mainstream, Western medicine.  In fact, she’s studying Ayurvedic medicine, and she wants to know if she should talk about it in her future medical school admissions applications...VIEW >
  • How to Maximize Your Pre-Interview Research

  • Created December 14, 2017 by AAMC Staff
  • One of the most exciting and nerve-wracking stages of the application process can be your medical school interview. On the one hand, receiving an invitation for an interview can be a huge confidence booster because it proves that you’ve impressed the admissions committee enough that they want to meet you. On the other hand, because...VIEW >
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  • 4 New Year’s Resolutions for MCAT Test-Takers

  • Created December 13, 2017 by Cassie Kosarek
  • Plotting out your course of study in anticipation of any MCAT test date is difficult enough, but between November and the beginning of January, this task may be even more challenging. In the midst of holiday shopping, holiday cooking, gatherings, and festive sweaters, medical school hopefuls might find that their MCAT prep books accumulate a...VIEW >
  • What is Vasculitis?

  • Created December 12, 2017 by Open Osmosis
  • What is vasculitis? Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels that typically has some immune system-related cause. This video covers the pathophysiology of vasculitis in general, as well as more specific conditions like giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, Kawasaki disease, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger’s disease, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome, as well...VIEW >

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