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2019: Let’s Start The Year Off Right

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Ayyyeeee It’s 2019! Happy new year! We’re back and it feels great! Yes, yes, I know we’re almost at the end of week 2, but hey! We have 50 more weeks to go so  (more…)

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Our Best of 2018

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The Medics Club has had a great first few months. We launched in June with a bang and it’s all thanks to you, you and you! We have enjoyed putting out educative, inspirational, and motivational content to you and hope you have enjoyed digesting them all.

Here’s the low-down of the articles you loved the most this year: (more…)

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Study tips

Is there a treatment for Exam Phobia?

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It’s that time of the year again….exam time. Exams are an unavoidable part of the medical and healthcare career paths and so knowing how to slay through these crucial times in our lives is key. Personally, I dread exams. Is it just me?  (more…)

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Electives

Medics Abroad: What are we thankful for?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the spirit of thanksgiving, we took some time to reflect on the things we’re most thankful for at Medics Abroad. We have so much to be grateful for as an organisation but here are a few of them. (more…)

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12 Side Hustles You Can Have in Medical School

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The journey through medical school is expensive!!! The tuition, the rent, the books, the traveling, Netflix payments, and of course the unlimited supply of coffee (or hot cocoa) all have to be paid for somehow. Because the workload can be enormous, you’re left with very little time to work up enough hours to earn significant amounts of money. Working while in medical school is possible but (more…)

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Electives

A Letter From Our Founder: Medics Abroad is ONE!

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I can’t believe Medics Abroad is one year old! It started off with a lot of uncertainties and challenges but I’m so grateful we made it through. We still have a long way to go, but (more…)

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Study tips

Failing in Medical School

Reading Time: 5 minutesFailure is generally viewed as the opposite of success. This in itself isn’t incorrect but it’s a different perspective. If I only learned one thing in medical school, it is that failure is necessary and can happen to just about anybody. Ok, that’s two things LOL! No matter how much of a prim and proper student you might be, slipping up every now and then isn’t unusual. (more…)

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Electives

Medics Abroad Summer Elective 2018: Our Clinical Experience in Kenya

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur first summer elective in Kenya is coming to an end, and our Medics have made many memories, within the hospital and beyond. As highlighted in last week’s article, electives in developing countries are extremely rewarding. Our medics have observed the management of many new conditions and witnessed so many complex procedures. Below is a compilation of some conditions that they have come across, as written by them: (more…)

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Electives

Electives Abroad: Why you should do them

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor medics and student medics alike, taking part in electives abroad is gradually becoming a necessity, rather than just an option. Personally, I’ve done clinical electives in a number of countries but the most rewarding (by far!) have been the ones I did in the underdeveloped and developing countries. There’s something about (more…)

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Mnemonics

The 22q11 Microdeletion Syndromes

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis one has been known to show up in many different forms in the USMLE Step 1 exams, so it’s no wonder it’s a favorite amongst test takers.

For starters, the 22q11 Microdeletion Syndromes are genetic disorders caused by a microdeletion at the 22q11 chromosome i.e a small part on the 22nd chromosome gets deleted. It mainly encompasses 2 syndromes- DiGeorge syndrome and Velocardiofacial syndrome. (more…)

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