Put Down That MPH Application: How to Reapply to Medical School the Right Way

Unsuccessful medical school applicants face a quandary. What to do next? A popular option has been the master’s degree in public health. Students figured it was a way to spend a year doing something “health-related.” They could take off for … Continue reading Put Down That MPH Application: How to Reapply to Medical School the Right Way

The U.S. underfunds medical residency programs, so local efforts are trying to fill the doctor gap

Hundreds of medical residents train in their specialties in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, but since the closure of the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, the spigot of fresh physicians who knew that area’s patients well stopped. The county-run … Continue reading The U.S. underfunds medical residency programs, so local efforts are trying to fill the doctor gap

Health Buzz: Democrat, Republican Doctors Don’t Treat Patients Differently at End of Life

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. rarely see eye-to-eye across a spectrum of issues, and that’s only become more true since the 2016 election. But according to new research published in the BMJ, physicians don’t let partisan politics get in … Continue reading Health Buzz: Democrat, Republican Doctors Don’t Treat Patients Differently at End of Life

How to Work with a Recruiter to Find a Job

In your second or third year of residency or fellowship, your smartphone will suddenly start buzzing at all hours of the work day. When you answer, a hyperactive-sounding millennial will chirp at warp speed: “HiDr[yourname]! IjustwantedtoknowyouravailabilitycauseIhaveanamazingopportunity60milesfromChattanooga….” Continue reading How to Work with a Recruiter to Find a Job

What To Do If You Did Not Match Into A Residency Position

Medical students who did not match into a residency position have a difficult, stressful, and uncertain time period ahead of them, thanks to overzealous funding of new medical schools, an influx of international medical graduates and specialty-switchers competing for positions, … Continue reading What To Do If You Did Not Match Into A Residency Position

Can Google save doctors and patients from the misery of electronic medical records?

Google is a company that likes to simplify tasks that used to be much bigger hassles, like reading maps, sharing documents, and finding old emails. Now, recognizing that health systems have not exactly jumped to help doctors with soul-crushing levels … Continue reading Can Google save doctors and patients from the misery of electronic medical records?

The Only Five Criteria to Consider When Choosing A Medical School

Hospital cafeteria food. Malignancy or benign-ness. Patient population seen in the third and fourth years. A medical school interview provides a fusillade of data points to consider, and an applicant can feel overwhelmed. But what criteria actually matter in the … Continue reading The Only Five Criteria to Consider When Choosing A Medical School

Happy Thanksgiving: Setting and Maintaining Family Boundaries [Especially for Asian and South Asian Families]

“You have to come visit us every weekend with the kids, because we took care of you when you were little.” “Spend only $300 per year on clothes. You don’t need to impress anyone in your office.” “Of course I called that manager at Google. I had to find out why they didn’t hire my son after the last interview.” Every day, thousands of people sit on couches in their therapists’ offices , learning they lack boundaries in their interpersonal relationships. Whether it is a parent controlling the life of a self-sufficient adult child, a wife belittling her husband’s hobbies, or … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving: Setting and Maintaining Family Boundaries [Especially for Asian and South Asian Families]