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Archive for August 2019

MD vs DO: What Are the Differences (and Similarities)?

M.D.s practice allopathic medicine, the classical form of medicine, focused on the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
 
D.O.s practice osteopathic medicine which is centered around a more holistic view of medicine in which the focus is on seeing the patient as a “whole person” to reach a diagnosis, rather than treating the symptoms alone.  The belief is that all parts of the body work together and influence each other.  Osteopathic medicine also places emphasis on the prevention of disease.  In medical school, there is specific training on osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a hands-on approach to diagnosis and treatment as well as disease prevention.
 
There are approximately 800,000 practicing physicians in the United States today; roughly 50,000 of whom are D.O.s, while M.D.s make up the remaining 750,000.  D.O.s therefore make up less than 10% of practicing physicians in the USA today.

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What Do Neurotransmitters Have to Do With Amenorrhea?

Session 29 Which of these neurotransmitters is mostly likely causing this patient’s galactorrhea and secondary amenorrhea? Where is it coming from? Dr. Karen Shackelford from BoardVitals. When you’re looking to prepare for your Step 1 or Level 1 board exams, check out how BoardVitals can help you. You can find all their amazing QBanks for…

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MCAT CARS Asks: Can Moving Make a Person Healthier?

Session 43 This passage looks at the connection between housing, proximity to poverty, and health. If you’re looking for some more MCAT CARS help, check out Jack Westin’s course to learn a stepwise approach to CARS passages! Sign up for his free daily CARS passages delivered right into your inbox every day. Listen to this…

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Insight into MCAT Study from a Test Prep Insider

Session 158 How do you study for the MCAT, and how do you know your prep is working for you? Today, I’m joined by Rachel Grubbs, Vice President of Operations at Next Step Test Prep. We’re going to talk about her discussions with premed students, their struggles with the MCAT, and what they wished they…

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Academic Pediatric Gastroenterology, with Dr. Shapiro

Session 108 Pediatric GI was a natural fit for Dr. Jason Shapiro, who was interested in diverse pathologies, performing procedures, and developing relationships with patients. Also, please check out all our podcasts on Meded Media for more resources to help you along your premed and medical school journey! [01:05] Interest in Pediatric Gastroenterology Jason is…

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Advice From an Emergency Medicine Residency Director

Session 107 Emergency medicine residency training requires lots of interpersonal skills. Dr. David Snow has been out of training for 6 years now. Today, he tells us more about the acuity, variety, and steep learning curve in EM. Meanwhile, be sure to check out all our other resources on Meded Media. Listen to this podcast…

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The Clinical Signs of Renal Allograft Rejection

Session 28 A patient with a 2-month-old kidney transplant has elevated creatinine, fever, and tenderness at the graft region. What other finding is likely present? As always, we’re joined by Dr. Karen Shackelford of BoardVitals as we dig into today’s case to help give you a better understanding. Listen to this podcast episode with the…

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How Capitalism Has Changed How We Work, with MCAT CARS!

Session 42 Work has been a part of human history. How has the invention of capitalism changed it? This passage has economics, politics, and opinion. Jack Westin joins us once again as we break down another passage bit by bit to help you get the score that you deserve! Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/24/capitalism-is-failing-workers-people-want-a-job-with-a-decent-wage-why-is-that-so-hard Before capitalism,…

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