How long does it take to get a master’s degree?

A master’s degree is usually achieved within 2 years of starting the program, but can take longer or shorter depending on the individual student and the program that they are enrolled in. Some universities offer options for college students to enroll in programs that offer dual degrees where students can get a secondary degree along […]

Is burnout inevitable during medical training?

Medical training in the United States is a long and tedious process. It begins in college, when one must complete the mandatory prerequisite curriculum and take a medical entrance exam; your score on which is directly compared to other applicants, immediately labeling you as a competitive candidate or not. The process of applying requires the […]

What is a Medical Scribe?

A Medical Scribe is a revolutionary concept in modern medicine.  Traditionally, a physician’s job has been focusing solely on direct patient contact and care.  However, the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) created an overload of documentation and clerical responsibilities that slows physicians down and pulls them away from actual patient care. To relieve […]

What kind of doctor do you want to be? Think about it.

“A doctor’s mission should not be just to prevent death, but to improve the quality of life. You treat a disease, you win-you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” – Patch Adams (1998) It’s that time of year where everyone begins residency applications, and you commonly hear […]

Do black and white physicians earn the same?

Research, published this week in The BMJ, unearths racial and sexual disparity in the paychecks of physicians. Even after controlling for a number of variables, the gulf between income remained significant. Historically, women and black people in the United States have been paid less than their white, male counterparts. This gap has been observed across […]

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