Ever wish that you could follow around a Neurosurgeon for a day, or ask a Cardiothoracic Surgeon what it's like to perform a coronary bypass surgery? A Day in the Life gives you the opportunity to hear it firsthand. Whether it's what a med student thinks about when trying to choose their specialty or what the day of a Dermatologist looks like, you can find it here.
Infectious disease (ID) makes for good headline fodder: SARS. Ebola. Bioterrorism. Basically, anything on the ever-popular Pandemic board game.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 68 children in the United States now has autism or is on the autism spectrum.
Medical school is a busy time. Between studying, getting acclimated and preparing for a career, it's easy to get overwhelmed, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Preparing for medical school has never been easy, but the intensity of the process seems to have increased in recent years as medical schools place greater emphasis on selecting well-rounded students.
In their first year of medical school, students jump right into healthcare. Here's a closer look at what students can expect during their first year of medical school.
"The road to becoming a physician is tough," Dr. Braddock explains. "One needs to be sustained by a deeper sense of purpose, whether it's an interest in the scientific foundations of medicine — the problem-solving, discovery and advances — or a desire to help people."
The first thing Steven Bensinger, PhD, wants people to know about the burgeoning field of immunology is that it's not a clinical field in and of itself. Instead, it focuses on basic science.
Dr. Kruglyak, who is chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has witnessed three generations of major technological innovations.
Dr. Micevych says, "There's a type of person who gets infected by the research bug. Once that happens, it's very difficult to do anything else."