Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Free iPod

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Deciding on going to Medical School

Two types of people will do well in medical school. Those who know why they're going and those who are innately talented to be there. A rare student combines both these qualities. A person who knows why he's in medical school will understand why their life will become devoted to this profession. It begins early in the first two years of medicine.

Monday, April 18, 2005


Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs, called the pleura. It is usually associated with asbestos exposure. A person's social history can be a clue to asbestos exposure, such as shipyard workers. Patients present with chest pain and shortness of breath(1).
8% of people exposed to asbestos develop mesothelioma, and 60-80% of people with malignant mesothelioma have had previous asbestos exposure. Physical signs include dullness to percussion and diminished breath sounds over the growth. Finger clubbing can also be present. These signs can be found in several other malignancies. Accurate diagnosis can be made using radiography, CT scans, and biopsies. Mesothelioma can cause the lining of the lungs to thicken, and it can also cause fluid to accumulate in this lining. It is a malignant tumor that can spread throughout the chest and even into the abdomen. Treatment with radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy is rarely successful. (2)

-Medical Student Report

(1)Harrison's Online
(2)Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 > Army Health Care > News > News Article > Army Health Care > News > News Article
The Army, along with the Navy and Air Force, provides generous scholarships for medical students. They will pay for the entire tuition of your school for one, two, three, or four years. Additionally,you receive a monthly stipend of about $1200 for 10.5 months and get paid a little more as a member of the army for 1.5 months. This is an obligation scholarship. Basically, you will owe the army one year of service as an attending for each year of scholarship or residency training received from the army. At the end of medical school, you will either select match into the army residency program or the civilian residency program. If you decided on the army residency program, you will owe an obligation of the number of years of residency or the number of years of scholarship received, whichever is larger. As an army resident, your pay is usually significantly higher than civilian residents, sometimes more than $60,000. Currently, with some medical schools having a tuition of upward of $36,000, this scholarship can be worth up to $48,000 per year. One caveat is that army attending pay is lower than civilian pay in some specialties, and this would defray the savings from the scholarship. This scholarship is a great idea for people interested in primary care, pediatrics, and general practice if you're going to a private college. For more information, please contact an Army recruiter.