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Can Doctors Have Piercings

can doctors have piercings? (Do they Affect Employment Opportunities?)

Doctors working in a hospital environment with heavy patient contact are generally advised not to have piercings. But that’s mainly because of the conservative nature of the job rather than any legal precedent. Patients, for the most part, seem to be impartial. According to a 2015 study published in the BMJ that looked at over …

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Medical School Curriculum Types

Medical school curriculum types (Pros & Cons)

Medical schools operate differently both at a national and international level. Their curriculum’s, mostly decided by the institutions themselves, are broadly based on (or a mixture of) four main types; block scheduling, non-block scheduling, problem-based learning (PBL) and clinical. Most schools also operate on a systems-based or non-systems approach to the first and second years …

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is medical school fun

is medical school fun? (8 Ways to Improve your Med School Experience)

Medical school, for most of us, is stressful rather than fun. But this is entirely subjective; depending on the habits, opinions, study strategy and hobbies of your average med student. Mindset, most importantly, is what determines the real answer to this question. As well as overall outlook. Ask most students however and they’ll often tell …

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How Do Medical Students Practice Surgery?

how do medical students practice surgery? (Silicon Pads, Pigs Feet & More)

Medical students can practice surgery with their own surgical training kits and their own ingenuity. Common things we use to master particular techniques include specially designed silicon mats or pads, an array of fruits and even pigs feet. Before eventually moving on to performing smaller techniques, under supervision, in the operating rooms on surgery rotations. …

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