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New research program gives incoming students a head start

Online onlyNew research program gives incoming students a head start

Early this year, within days of receiving their acceptance letters from the School of Medicine, members of the Class of 2016 also received invitations to start their medical studies eight weeks early. Eleven students took the school up on this offer and spent their summers working in laboratories and clinical research groups, and researching such subjects as X-ray crystallography, tissue...

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Medical care and human rights in Uganda

Medical care and human rights in Uganda

Esther sits outside her mud hut home in front of a rust-red tree framed by the lush vegetation of the central Ugandan countryside and tells her shocking story. For more than two months her doctor had imprisoned her behind a locked gate and barbed wire-topped fence. She received no food, relying for sustenance on visitors and her son, whom the doctor also detained and compelled to work as a guard and laborer.The...

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FDA review process faster than in other countries, med student reports in NEJM

FDA review process faster than in other countries, med student reports in NEJM

Somewhere between his board examinations and his wedding this spring, medical student Nicholas Downing found time to be...

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A neurosurgeon describes “the best feeling in the world”

A neurosurgeon describes “the best feeling in the world”

In 1985 pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., faced a dilemma. He believed that a...

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Listen to your patients, speaker tells PA grads

During her 20-year career, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Pamela Lucas, PA-C, has served in Bosnia, revamped the medical kit...

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