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Your Body in Space

Space exploration pushes scientific understanding and innovation forward. Those who explore the depths of the universe from the relative safety of a space shuttle still put themselves at great personal risk. NASA’s Human Research Program released preliminary results of a study of astronauts and identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly…

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What’s Keeping You Up at Night? Your Genes, Possibly.

A newly-discovered gene mutation may actually be desirable for some medical students. In April, scientists at Rockefeller University announced that they discovered a variant of the gene CRY1 that slows down the circadian clock, which is responsible for your sleep cycle. In Cell, the authors of the study suggest that…

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AUA Included in May Race Course

Take a look at the map of Antigua’s Run in Paradise, slated for May 28th and you’ll find American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. The revised 2017 course starts at VC Bird International Airport, passes the AUA campus and Jabberwock Beach, continues through the Paradise View neighborhood, and…

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Pursuing a Career in Primary Care: 3 States to Consider

It’s no secret that primary care physicians are many communities’ most valuable resources. Unfortunately, there will be less and less of them as we get closer to 2025. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that the shortage of primary care specialists could reach as high as 35,600 doctors. To…

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11 African Americans Who Made Medical History

It’s 2017 and Black doctors only make up about 7.5 percent of the US physician workforce. While there’s still much progress to be made, African Americans already figure significantly in the history of medicine. Here are 11 African American MDs who made medical history: 1. James McCune Smith: First African…

Controlling Test Anxiety by Cecilia Downs

Controlling Test Anxiety by Cecilia Downs

Note: Students with generalized anxiety or severe anxiety issues should seek professional help. Test Anxiety Everyone gets anxious about USMLE exams. Anxiety is not a problem unless the physical symptoms make you miserable and/or your score drops significantly (more than 10-15 points) on your real exam compared to your practice…

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