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March 23, 2011 - 8:00pm

The best way Bert O’Malley, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine, knows how to describe a career in research is by comparing it to a detective’s work. “You collect clues...

March 20, 2011 - 8:00pm

Surprisingly, Kofi Essel, a fourth year medical student at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), was able to sleep through the night, March 16. But the next morning, when he entered an infectiously...

March 20, 2011 - 8:00pm

Less than 24 hours after discovering where they will be continuing their medical education in residency, a group of fourth-year medical students at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was not quite ready...

March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm

Some people tell Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) that she is lucky to be alive. But Wasserman Schultz, who battled a particularly lethal type of breast cancer, attributes her survival to more than luck. “While I was certainly...

February 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

The bar has been set high for Anton Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H., who became chair of the Department of Surgery in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in December 2010. He succeeds the doctor credited for saving the life of President Ronald...

February 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

During medical school, the majority of students’ curriculum is centered around the biomedical sciences and how to relieve a patient’s physical pain.

But little attention is paid in the clinical years to relieving a patient’s spiritual...

February 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

Rahul Vanjani claims he has a hard time acting normal. In fact, it’s a leading reason the third-year medical student is attracted to a career in pediatrics. Around kids, he explains, “you can be goofy.”

February 6, 2011 - 7:00pm

The vital signs — pulse, blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, and sometimes pain — are the ABCs of the health care professions; the building blocks upon which future decisions and communications are based. They are so important that...

January 19, 2011 - 7:00pm

The world according to Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., is a place where rules are made to be broken. Research, he reminds us, is a creative process; and belief in your own heretical observations, he proves, is more fruitful than subscription to...

January 9, 2011 - 7:00pm

The concept once seemed futuristic: medical decision-making hinged on an individual’s genetic makeup rather than population statistics. But today, the hope of personalized medicine is being pursued at labs around the world, most drastically...