A Day in the Life

The Universal Lab Language

The Universal Lab Language

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On the floor where I work in the preclinical teaching building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there are a variety of postdoctoral fellows, students, technicians and faculty from all over the world. We have postdoctoral fellows from China, Portugal and Israel, and graduate students from Germany, Canada and Taiwan. You can always(...)

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The Organization of Student Representatives: A Student Government of Medical Education

The Organization of Student Representatives: A Student Government of Medical Education

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is well known to premedical students. Founded in 1876, the AAMC — comprised of all 151 accredited U.S. medical schools and 17 Canadian medical schools — is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates medical school applications, the Medical College Admission Test and the Electronic Residency Application Service, which is(...)

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Open Access: Making Scientific Findings Available to All

Open Access: Making Scientific Findings Available to All

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Most would agree that a principal goal of scientific research is to enhance society’s understanding of the world around us. In biomedical research, we are particularly interested in discovering the workings of the body to find better treatments for disease and enact better guidelines and policies for healthy living. A crucial element of this endeavor(...)

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Teaching About Vaccines — A Miracle of Modern Medicine

Teaching About Vaccines — A Miracle of Modern Medicine

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As an immunologist-to-be, few things frustrate me more than hearing of misinformed antivaccine sentiments. I have been of the opinion for some time now that education about vaccines should begin in high school to give students the tools to properly combat misinformation campaigns. Thus, when I learned that Johns Hopkins was looking for applicants to(...)

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Medical Education Around the World

Medical Education Around the World

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A few weeks ago, I completed my master’s degree in public health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through the help of two projects I worked on during my master’s degree, I rediscovered a niche in the field of global health that I find particularly unique and exciting. This niche is the field of(...)

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My Childhood Home: My First True Laboratory

My Childhood Home: My First True Laboratory

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For nine years, I went to summer camp in the Poconos, far away from highways and large cities in a small town near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Each summer my counselors would take our bunk on a “sneak out,” where we would go to the top of a hill, lay down in the grass and stare up(...)

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Advice for Fellowship Applications – Part Three

Advice for Fellowship Applications – Part Three

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Read parts one and two of this series. You’ve found the fellowships you want to apply for and have begun the writing process for your personal and research statements — but don’t forget the critical component of all fellowship applications:  the letter (or letters) of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are imperative to building and reinforcing(...)

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