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What Do Medical Students Do With Their Summer Breaks?

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Summer breaks are great, especially when you’re studying for a demanding degree in uni. Everyone looks forward to those 2 or 3 months of not having to go into class or study for tests and exams. However, whatever you choose to do with your summer break is key. (more…)

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How much do you know about sickle cell disease?

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Sickle cell disease is very common, especially within the black population. But how much do you actually know about this very common disease? In the spirit of World Sickle Cell day (June 19th), take this quiz to find out and learn more about the condition (more…)

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Mnemonics

The ABCDE of Melanoma

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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 (more…)

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3 Things They Don’t Teach You In Medical School

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Medical School focuses on instilling medical knowledge within the curriculum, that is needed to transform a medical student into a competent physician. That’s great but (more…)

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Electives

Electives: Africa vs America

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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 (more…)

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Electives

Questions to ask yourself before booking an elective

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Planning clinical electives abroad isn’t a walk in the park. There is a lot of research that you’ll need to do, key decisions you’ll have to make, and generally loads and loads of planning, coupled with the responsibility of school (more…)

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Electives

How to get the most out of your clinical electives

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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 (more…)

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Electives

Chale! Medics Abroad Summer Electives Are Coming To Accra, GHANA!

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CHALE!!! Have you heard the good news? Medics Abroad is headed to Accra, Ghana this year!!! Isn’t that exciting? We’ll have groups of students in East Africa (Malindi, Kenya) and West Africa at the same time! (more…)

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How much do you know about Endometriosis?

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Endometriosis is a risk factor for ovarian neoplasm

University Health News
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What is an Endometrioma?

Cleveland Clinic
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Which of the following is NOT a common site for endometriosis?

Mayo Clinic
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Which of the following is NOT a possible cause of endometriosis?

Maxcure Suyosha Women and Child Hospital
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Which of the following is NOT a clinical manifestation of endometriosis?

Havard Health
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Which of the following is NOT a treatment option for endometriosis?

Fab Woman
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How much do you know about Endometriosis?

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Read this before choosing a medical specialty

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Getting into medical school is one thing, and choosing a specialty to pursue is another. Some people are lucky enough to know what they want to specialize in quite early on and that’s fantastic, but some others have no clue and that’s fine too. 

The decision-making process can be quite daunting to say the least considering you’re literally deciding what direction to steer your life towards. But there are key questions you should ask yourself to make the process a tad bit easier, and here are a few of them.

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