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Young woman taking an exam

Editors’ note: Last week, we published a post by Dr. Felise Milan concerning the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 exam and controversy over its existence. This week, M.D. student Sukhjot Sandher looks at the stress accompanying the USMLE Step 1 exam and its long-term implications. This post originally appeared on The EJBM Blog Read More

Female doctor examining a patient

In June, the American Medical Association passed a resolution calling for an end to the clinical portion of the licensing exam required for all physicians in the U.S. The impetus for this was a group of medical students understandably unhappy about the exam’s expense ($1,275) and the cost to travel to one of the five Read More

Different desserts at a buffet

For many students, it’s the first time they’re living away from home: no family, no relatives, no friends nearby. Yes, there’s the Internet, and that makes socializing easier, but a new school schedule—even for those at the graduate level—combined with dorm life, dorm food and a totally new environment is enough to stress out even Read More

Coffee cup and on a wooden table. Dark background.

Editors’ Note: Each day, there are 2.2 billion cups of coffee consumed worldwide. In the U.S. alone,  residents average 2.7 cups of coffee per day. As a result, there are  frequently studies reported about the potential benefits or harm caused by the beverage, which is why we're presenting the following blog post which first appeared on Forbes.com. Since 1991 coffee has Read More

An arm being sprayed with mosquito repellant to prevent zika

Six months ago, few people had heard of Zika virus. Now, not a day passes without new revelations about the virus. Let’s put Zika virus infection in some context. John Donne wrote, in the 16th century, “No man is an island.” Aside from the fact that we would now want Mr. Donne to say “no Read More

Close up on the hands of a doctor offering the choice of a healthy granola bar or a chocolate bar

Get 10 registered dietitian/nutritionists (RDNs) in a room and the chance of us “talking shop” is virtually 100 percent. While there’d be a robust debate about some subjects, we’d all agree that the question we get more than any other from the public is, “Is this healthy?” and various iterations of the same. Many consumers Read More