CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
Interview season is upon us, friends! We all know that brushing up on current events in science and medicine is a necessary part of interview prep... so why not help each other out?? Gunner tendencies aside, folks: if you stumble on a pertinent article or news item, share with the class. Let this be the go-to thread for information, dialogue, and exchange. SDNers will dominate the interview circuit :thumbup: :luck:

RULES
*Only articles related to medicine and science, please
*Post the article as a link
*When the list starts growing, we can split everything up by month and topic... be sure to post in the correct place :)
*If you need a subscription or registration to access the article, mention that in your post; if you're feeling particularly generous, you could summarize the article for those who don't have a subscription :thumbup:
*If there's an article you'd like to discuss in depth with fellow SDNers... start a new thread in the Healthcare Topics forum. We'll link out to all the "dialouge" threads from this list.
 
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
About the Ads

Anastasis

caffeinated for safety
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Feb 20, 2005
9,817
4
TX
Status
Attending Physician

deuist

Stealthfully Sarcastic
Lifetime Donor
15+ Year Member
Jun 14, 2004
4,518
414
Florida
Status
Attending Physician
My favorite places to visit are The American Journal of Bioethics and The New York Times' Health Section. SDN also has a forum dedicated to current topics in health care. Be sure to also read the interview feedback page. Several questions seem to pop up regularly at some schools. I remember reading about FSU's famous "If you were the health czar of the United States" question. I ended up having the same interviewer and was luckily prepared with a well planned response.
 

burntfries

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
May 29, 2006
154
1
Status
Pre-Medical
i'm liking this thread already! i'll post links later...
 
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
Keep 'em coming guys! :thumbup:
 

Dr. Pepper

Duffman in Disguise
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Nov 28, 2005
1,252
1
Behind the orange juice....
Status
Medical Student
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical

Dr. Pepper

Duffman in Disguise
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Nov 28, 2005
1,252
1
Behind the orange juice....
Status
Medical Student
Thanks for organizing Cav, but I was wondering, how can you change the text of a link (ie change link from the URL to MA Univ. Healthcare)?
Thanks in advance.
-Dr. P.
 
About the Ads

DF38

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Jan 12, 2006
543
3
FL
Status
Attending Physician
Great thread!

Dr. Pepper said:
Thanks for organizing Cav, but I was wondering, how can you change the text of a link (ie change link from the URL to MA Univ. Healthcare)?
Thanks in advance.
-Dr. P.
When you post, there's a little button at the top of the post box (looks like a little globe). Click on it, and a window will pop up, which will prompt you to enter the text you want displayed, and then the url.
 

Johnny_one_eye

Phleboptimist
10+ Year Member
Jun 21, 2006
166
0
Chicago
Status
Medical Student
Wow what a great thread. I love reading these types of articles. Here's one I read in NEJM a few weeks ago that I thought was REALLY good:

Roe vs. Reality
 

Anastasis

caffeinated for safety
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Feb 20, 2005
9,817
4
TX
Status
Attending Physician
Dr. Pepper said:
Thanks for organizing Cav, but I was wondering, how can you change the text of a link (ie change link from the URL to MA Univ. Healthcare)?
Thanks in advance.
-Dr. P.
<URL=http://www.websitehere.com> Text Here </URL>

And add [] instead of <>
 
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical

jackieMD2007

***MVI***
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Apr 23, 2006
2,510
4
The Hospital
Status
Resident [Any Field]
:clap: CavalierMD! The entering class of 2007 knows how to make a MEAN LIST! Do you see us, Adcoms? DO you see how listalicious we are? NOW give us an INTERVIEW!! :laugh:
 
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical

chitowndr

Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 15, 2006
62
0
Chicago
Status
Pre-Medical
just thought id add some info - if you check out NY Times Health section, and search for Larry Zaroff, he writes some great case articles (usually interesting, but maybe not the most helpful, but good reads) and was my professor at Stanford this year.

Enjoy!
 

Puddintame

Junior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 27, 2006
33
0
Status
Academic Administration
The Kaiser Network does a nice job of sending regular emails on a list of topics.

Here's the link.

You can select the topics you want and ignore the rest.

edit:
Like this one I got just a second ago (there are links to the original story in the synopses:

Science & Medicine | HIV Can Replicate in Intestinal Lining Even After HAART Reduces Viral Load, Study Says
[Aug 01, 2006]

HIV can replicate and suppress the immune system in the intestinal lining, even after blood tests show that highly active antiretroviral therapy is reducing viral loads, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Virology, London's Times reports (Lister, Times, 7/29)...
 
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
I ain't too proud to bump.
 
About the Ads

johnny pollen

sleeping soundly
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 1, 2006
55
0
40
chicago, ill.
Status
Pre-Medical
CavalierMD said:
I ain't too proud to bump.
I don't mind, 'cause you mean that much to me. Meanwhile, you ought to be crowned Queen Awesome for curating this thread.

Here are a couple additions:

Public Health/Health Policy

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report My organization refers to it as the CDC's weekly buzzkill. "Malaria's killing all the children in Iowa!" "HIV still has no cure!" Still, it's kind of the big newspaper for public health wonks and practitioners alike. It's technical without being too sludgy.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Magazine Great resource from the school I'd give my left...arm to attend.

Alabama Department of Public Health's webcasts Every week, there's a new bit of rad that they release as a webcast. Many of them are regional-focused, but some are just great (including the STD update in 2005).


Oh, and one more thing: if you have teh Intarweb on your cellphone, and are killing time on a train (or if your plane's taxiing on the runway, en route to an interview), take a looksee at news.google.com -- it's almost like Google News on a real computer, but all the pages are formatted for your cellphone. They often have some good articles in their Health section.
 
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical
OP
CavalierMD

CavalierMD

Secondary Stalker 4-Lyf!
10+ Year Member
Apr 28, 2006
323
1
34
Charlottesville, VA
Status
Pre-Medical

QuantumMechanic

Avatar=One of the Greats
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Nov 23, 2005
2,455
2
Hilbert Space
Status
Medical Student
I've interviewed at 3 different schools, and having better knowledge of current events and issues in health care really wouldn't have made a difference. Just an observation!
 

MD1Day

10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 19, 2005
88
0
35
www.myspace.com
Status
Pre-Medical
First, let me say that this is an awesome thread... great idea CavalierMD!! :)

My contribution will be the MedScape MedPulse website for med students. It's hosted by WebMD & You can sign up for a free account. You can also choose to receive weekly or daily medical updates in your inbox. Great site, highly recommend it!
 

MD1Day

10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 19, 2005
88
0
35
www.myspace.com
Status
Pre-Medical
By The Way....

I vote that this thread be turned into a Sticky!!!!! :)
 
About the Ads