BS/MD Programs – Are they Worth It?

Medical school admissions are getting more competitive than ever, and it takes over a decade to complete training. If you could save time, money, and stress in order to get there, would you? I’m going to try and explain what Accelerated BS/MD programs are, their history in the United States, their pros and cons, and […]

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To Reduce Healthcare Costs, Focus on Medical School Debt

It’s no surprise that healthcare costs which patients pay in the United States’ are rising. In fact, a new study by Dr. Ashish Jha portrayed that rather than overutilization of the healthcare system, the cause of rising costs were our substantially higher prices for administrative costs, including the price we pay for pharmaceuticals as well as hospital […]

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The Grind Doesn’t Define You: Giving and Growing in a World of Negativity

It’s ironic that the medical field is arguably the most humane profession, yet we put our residents and physicians-in-training through such pain and suffering. A recent article by Dr. Pamela Wible noted that residents’ hours are “capped” at 28-hour shifts and 80-hour work weeks, which are equivalent to two full-time jobs. Recently, talking to an emergency medicine […]

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Dr. Behrouz Zand on the Healthcare system, The Good Life, and coping with failures in developing your career

Recently, I got a chance to sit down and talk to Dr. Behrouz Zand, a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center who regularly writes about the healthcare system and the well-being of physicians on his blog, Digital Antidote. He also contributes to the Houston Chronicle’s Gray Matters, a column where he writes about health […]

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