MORE THAN JUST THE RIGHT NUMBERS

BY HAMZAH ALI –   3.98 GPA, 518 MCAT Score, 150+ hours of clinical volunteering, 75+ hours of shadowing, president of a premier pre-medical club and five semesters of undergraduate research experience are the credentials of a student who was DENIED admissions to medical school. If you are a pre-med student reading this article right…

A FAST TRACK TO THE MEDICAL FIELD

BY KATIE LUQUIRE  –   At this point, you probably know the ins and outs of medical school. You have shadowed a few doctors, spent countless hours studying for the MCAT and somehow made it through Organic Chemistry. Twice. But what if there’s an alternative to earning an MD? In 2010, the Affordable Care Act…

ME, MYSELFIE AND I

BY ANNIKA CARTER –  In fourth and fifth grade, my friends started getting cell phones (remember when the SideKick and Razr were the best?). Shortly thereafter, they started making MySpace accounts. Excited to join in on the social media craze, I created an account on my 13th birthday without my mother’s knowledge — she definitely…

It Takes a Village

By Nneka Ewulonu W hen you hear the word hospital, a common image most likely pops into your head: light blue or white, sterile walls of individually sectioned rooms, harsh fluorescent lighting, and an overall sense of privacy and bureaucracy. It can be hard to imagine a fundamental departure from these stereotypes, but healthcare outside of…

On Motivation: Fitness Blog #1

    There are many days I come home after class, and the weight of the day pulls me to my bed.  I lay down, and I say, “I’ll workout after I nap.” My eyes drift shut, and I hope to only sleep an hour.  I sit up suddenly and look at the clock. Darn……

Importance of Evidenced-Based Healthcare for Decision-Making

By Charyse Magdangal The world of healthcare is in a constant state of flux.  Every year, thousands of peer-reviewed medical articles are published with new findings, and more innovative technologies for screening and treatment are created.  With all of this change, it is imperative that physicians are constantly challenging their practice and their patients are investigative…