Do Medical School Rankings Really Matter?

Let’s talk about medical school rankings. What are the best medical schools? Do they exist? Does it really matter? The short answer is no!  There are so many medical schools and it seems like a new medical school is popping up every day. With so many choices, it’d be helpful to know on what basis […]

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The Hardest Thing About Being a Black Medical Student is…

Donate here ! On April 17-21, 2019, over 20 members (including myself) of the Student National Medical Association are planning to attend The Annual Medical Education conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this conference, we will be trained and exposed to various physician mentors and enrichment opportunities necessary for our advancement as future doctors. ⁣ ⁣ […]

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Whew Chile! The Medical School Microaggressions​

The irony of medical school is that many of us have been admitted to medical school based on the merit of our passion to save lives.  Many of us have portrayed a montage of the selfless human being that will be dedicated to the underserved in our personal statement and admissions interview. While this is […]

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Why aren’t there more Black Doctors? Racism, Classism, or Apathy?

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I wrote and published the original article on Medium.com,  but it has been adapted to be published here as well.  Research says that children start to contemplate their future career aspirations around third grade. So if you have not seen an African-American physician by the third grade or even by the time you leave elementary […]

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How to Increase Your GPA Every Semester

So, it’s the end of your undergraduate semester and you worked pretty hard or maybe you didn’t work as hard as you’d like. But, you go and check your transcript online and you see that your GPA is pretty low. It’s not the GPA that you were expecting. Before we start to cry and panic, let’s […]

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