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What to Expect in Medical School

from the Association of American Medical Colleges

Most medical schools organize their training into two parts. Basic science training usually occurs during the first two years of medical school, when you learn about basic medical concepts, the structure and functions of the body, diseases, diagnoses, and treatment concepts. You’ll also learn the basics of doctoring, such as taking medical histories and other essential competencies. The last two years of medical school will involve clinical clerkships, during which time you will receive basic instruction and hands-on experience with patients in the major medical specialties.

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Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

By Catharine Paddock PhD - from MedicalNewsToday.com

Rapamycin and drugs that act like it have a limited effect against many cancers because their tumors are resistant to them. Now, the discovery of a cell growth mechanism could lead to new drugs that overcome this resistance in some cancers.

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Passion in the OR

by Kartik Iyer at University of Pittsburgh - from in-Training.com

I stood and watched as the cart rolled through the wide double doors into Operating Room 1. It was my first day of shadowing a pediatric neurosurgeon and, as I waited for the doctor to enter, I tapped my feet to the rhythm of an invisible beat and wrung my gloved hands behind my scrubs-covered back. A young boy with short-cropped brown hair lie propped against the pillows; his back straightened as he entered and he looked around with a gleam in his wide blue eyes. He clutched the edges of his blanket as he looked about the white room. Glancing at each person in turn, the boy tilted his head as he passed by me.

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