Jonny Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate and former Navy SEAL, has been selected to join NASA’s next astronaut class.
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AAMC Pre-Med added a new photo to the album: Motivation.
A med student on being open to a change of plans and reapplying to med school.
A med student on being open to a change of plans and reapplying to med school.
The ideal pre-med summer reading material! Get your copy of the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions.
Scientists Find Protein Barricades Impeding Immunotherapy Success
By comparing variations in protein expression in tumor samples from a single melanoma patient, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center say they may be able
Women and Men May Have Different Bipolar Disorder Markers

According to a study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine, men and women react differently to compounds associated with immune system response to bipolar disorder. This suggests
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers loan repayment and scholarships to students committed to practicing primary care. The S2S loan repayment program could offer up to $120,000!
Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have completed a study that shows an experimental drug may completely reverse severe learning and memory impairments caused by traumatic brain injury
2016 SHPEP scholars explore UNMC's iWall. Learn more about our program sites and the experiences they offer pre-health students.
Alejandra Casco had plans to make a major life change by moving from New Hampshire to Florida. A major change would come, but it wasn't a move, it was stage 4 cancer.

To hear Alejandra's full story, check out the
Myth: The MCAT exam is scored on a curve. Fact: The exam is scaled & equated. Learn more about the scoring process and other myths about MCAT scores.
Bright Lights, Big Headache

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center report the results of a study that explain how light can induce the negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations that often accompany migraine.The study shows
Association of American Medical Colleges shared AAMC Pre-Med's post.
Millions are admitted to the ICU each year. Survivors of the ICU who experience prolonged stays in the unit become more at risk for post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), often leading to decreased cognitive function and mobility. To prevent PICS, institutions
Good luck, new residents! You’re about to embark on one of the best journeys you could ever take.
If someone you know is a new resident, tag them to wish them good luck!
New Brain Cancer Drug Targets RevealedResearchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have developed a new method to screen brain tumor cells and identify potential drug targets missed by traditional methods. The medresearch
More than a half of the acute care team of surgeons at this hospital are women.
Yasaman, an immigrant with English as her second language, struggled with the verbal section of the MCAT exam, but kept a positive attitude and strengthened other parts of her application.
Go into medicine because you want to be a doctor, not for the money.
"Basic statistical results, including P values, confidence intervals, and power analyses, are variably reported in scientific publications and frequently misunderstood or misapplied." Doctors give tips for reporting P values, confidence intervals, and power analyses in health professions education research.
Bench to Bedside Podcast: A Clinical Trial Offers New Hope for a Young Cancer Patient

Many Americans, including Alejandra Casco, owe their lives to clinical trials. When standard courses of treatment don’t prove helpful, patients and their care providers turn
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a molecular decoy can target and reduce the E. coli bacteria that live in the gut that cause most urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Study Identifies Gene that Could Play Key Role in DepressionA new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has pinpointed how one particular gene plays a central role – either protecting from stress or triggering a medresearch
From the beginning, the AAMC has maintained that repeal of the ACA must be accompanied by a simultaneous replacement that provides at least comparable health care coverage. Patients—particularly those with complex conditions—require stability and continuity in their care. Without access
"I was discouraged by many advisors from applying to medical school. They thought no school would ever look favorably at a non-native speaker applicant with a low verbal score." --now she's a medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University
Steroids May Do More Harm Than Good in Some Cases of Severe Asthma

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC have uncovered the molecular mechanism underlying corticosteroid resistance in severe asthma. The new findings
Repurposed Asthma Drug Shows Blood Sugar Improvement Among Some Diabetics

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UC San Diego) have completed a study that shows that an anti-asthma drug may have a positive benefit on blood
Researchers Closer to Cracking Neural Code of LoveA team of neuroscientists from Emory University’s Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition has discovered a key connection between areas of the adult female prairie vole’s brain reward system that medresearch

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