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The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for the advancement of Latina/o/x/e, Hispanic or of Spanish origin (LHS+) identified medical students, has shared the results of a national needs assessment focused on documenting the experiences of discrimination faced by LHS+ identified medical students applying to residency programs. The needs assessment … Read More
The DO profession is constantly making strides, thanks to the many wonderful DOs and osteopathic medical students who excel in their roles. Following are some recent professional recognitions and accomplishments the profession is currently celebrating.
Students work tremendously hard for many years in order to be admitted into medical school. It is no small feat to endure years of education while being involved with research, extracurriculars and volunteering. People may have told you, “The hardest part is getting in!” While it has become increasingly difficult to gain admission into medical … Read More
Stephany Giraldo Eierle, DO, MPH, a Latina first-generation American and a PGY-3 in the University of Massachusetts Chan Worchester Family Medicine residency program, has a strong social media following on Instagram. In this edited Q&A, she discusses how she uses her platform to be a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion, public health and mental health.
The practice of medicine is constantly evolving to accommodate the changing needs of patients. In 2020, the pandemic created an enormous shift toward telemedicine as the premier modality to treat patients. Prior to the pandemic of 2020, telemedicine was a novel commodity that most insurers would not pay for, or the reimbursement was so low … Read More
In 2020, firearm-related injury surpassed motor vehicle accidents to become the leading cause of death in U.S. children. Like opioids and viral illnesses, gun violence in America has become an epidemic.
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