Medical Schools See Record Number of Applicants, Specifically in Black and Latino Students

Becoming a doctor is not an easy feat. There’s a lot of time, effort, stress, money and determination put into just getting into medical school, plus years of training before a doctor can practice on their own.



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The profession has had an identity associated with it for decades that doesn’t necessarily resemble the ever changing demographics of America, but there’s a slow shift happening.

The Association of American Medical Colleges, AAMC, said applications to medical school are at an ‘all-time high.’ Specifically, they’ve noticed an increase in Black and Latino students applying to further dreams of becoming physicians.

There is not an exact reason to explain the increase, but experts believe the pandemic and other events from 2020 may have a role.

“I think we can look at our society and what’s happening on the news day-to-day in terms of not only the

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Winners and Losers as Medical Schools Aim to Provide Education ‘Fit for Purpose’


Medical schools are being forced to redesign the way they offer teaching and placements on the hoof to cope with the fast-changing demands of the COVID-19 emergency.

Many 4th and 5th year undergraduate students worry that their COVID frontline placements are leaving them unprepared to deal with the routine cases they expect to see when the pandemic is brought under control.

Medscape UK has been talking to some medical students – who did not want to be named – about learning under lockdown.

One student at Queen’s Medical School, Belfast did not see a single respiratory case during a 5-week placement in paediatrics.

A final year student at St George’s Hospital said: “There is no doubt our education has been affected by COVID, both in terms of reduced placement time over the 12 months and the limited ‘range’ of conditions in hospitals at the moment. This has been particularly true

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Metuh undergoes medical treatment in London

The former National Publicity Secretary of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has undergone medical treatment for a protracted spinal cord ailment in a London hospital as approved by the court.

A family source disclosed that following a successful treatment Metuh “will further undergo an intensive physiotherapy to enable him to move around without walking aid and much painkillers.”

The family source also confirmed that the outspoken politician is expected back in the country within the coming weeks.

Adding that, “Chief Metuh has been undergoing a series of treatments. It has been very challenging but we thank God that there is a lot of improvement.

“The former opposition spokesman is fast recuperating and has been scheduled for necessary physiotherapy to enable him to move around without the help of walking aid or much painkillers as he has been doing in the last three years. With that, he should

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Newly launched medical truck brings the emergency room to cardiac arrest patients

University of Minnesota, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and health care system partners announce the launch of a truck outfitted with medical equipment and virtual reality technology to help experts attend to patients remotely for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Part of the Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium (MMRC), the truck brings the emergency room to cardiac arrest patients and is an innovative step in providing care to cardiac arrest patients who need to be placed on ECMO.

This approach will allow experts to administer treatment on-site in the vehicle — shortening the time to treatment and broadening the area served by MMRC. Every 10-minute delay in treatment for these patients increases the chances of mortality by 15 to 25%. This technology and community partnership aims to save the lives of cardiac arrest patients in scenarios which traditional resuscitation efforts have failed.”


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