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Mnemonics

The ABCDE of Melanoma

Melanoma is a common type of skin cancer that has the ability to metastasize (spread from its site of origin to other parts of the body). It arises when melanocytes mutate from their normal state and become cancerous. This change is facilitated by an activating mutation in BRAF kinase (BRAF is
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Food

Let us talk Spinach

During my childhood years, I was not fond of vegetables. Perhaps you were that way as well. This is not unique. Lots of children do not have a taste for vegetables. Science suggests that children have a higher sensitivity to bitter tastes than adults. This is why children tend to
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Electives

Electives: Africa vs America

As mentioned in a previous article, electives are becoming a fundamental part of medical education especially in European and North American medical schools. The experience is invaluable no matter where you choose to go, but have you ever wondered what the differences are between doing an elective in an underdeveloped
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Electives

How to get the most out of your clinical electives

Electives are fast becoming a fundamental part of medical education and a priceless addition to the CVs and portfolios of healthcare professionals. The average medical student goes on two to three electives during their undergraduate training. Well-curated electives have learning objectives aimed at ensuring you build up your clinical knowledge,
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