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Does the US Have a Physician Shortage or a Physician Training...

The number of medical school graduates greatly exceeds the number of 1st-year residency positions. There's a serious physician training shortage in the US.
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How Phlebotomy Prepared Me for Medical School

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How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be an excellent preparation for medical school.
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The Blues Taught Me to Really Listen to My Patients

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A dying blues man helped a med student learn to really listen. He learned that his patients are so much more than they first appear.
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My First Patient, My First Death

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A young medical student recalls the indelible experience of taking care of a dying patient. It is the story of her first patient and her first death.
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Listen to Your Patients – They’re Telling You the Diagnosis!

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Individuals and their caregivers are the greatest untapped sources of information, knowledge, and motivation
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The Privilege of Being a Third-Year Medical Student

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We were told that as third-year medical students, we are lucky because we have time to really get to know our patients as people. It turns out to be true.
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Pear Pressure: A Medical Student’s Introduction to Empathy

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A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.
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Osmosis: Revolutionizing Medical Education One Video at a Time

Will Osmosis' virtual medical education platform transform the first two years of medical school making it faster & less expensive for students?
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Avoid These 6 Common Medical Student Loan Mistakes

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Whether you’re a medical student or new physician, make sure you’re not making one of these six student loan mistakes that could hurt your finances and keep you in debt for longer than you need to be.
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The Moral Dilemma of Learning Medicine from the Poor

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Student-run clinics provide healthcare to the poor, but also provide opportunities for students to practice their skills on people with no other options.
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Actors and the Art of Better Patient Communication

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Standardized patient encounters (using actors as simulated patients) are helping doctors learn how to improve their communication skills. Mt. Sinai's Morchand Center for Clinical Competence has adapted an SP methodology for hospitalists to train more than 1,845 residents in various specialties across New York City.
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Musings on Medicine at a Chinese Buffet

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As I follow my parents into our favorite Chinese restaurant and all-you-can-eat buffet, I marvel not at the quantity and variety of Asian cuisine but rather at the peculiarity of an education in medical anatomy.