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Belly of the Beast: A Guide to Honoring the Internal Medicine Clerkship

Jul 09, 2020

Every year medical students around the country go through the Internal Medicine clerkship as part of their medical school’s required third year curriculum. Some students view it as a necessary evil, while others eagerly look forward to learning the essence of medicine. Regardless of where...

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Revolutionizing the Patient Experience

Jul 02, 2020

While medical procedures and treatments are often on the cutting edge of technology, the patient experience can sometimes feel like a blast from the past. Hospitals have historically taken longer to adopt modern business practices such as online appointment scheduling, online payment, and online...

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How Do Hospitals Pay the Bills?

Jun 25, 2020

Most of you reading this today will work in a hospital at some point in your life if you have not already. Individuals join the medical workforce for a number of reasons including but not limited to inspiration from role models, a desire to help others, personal experiences at a hospital and like...

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Examples of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Medicine

Jun 18, 2020

The progression of technology has affected every industry and healthcare is no exception. Doctors will always heavily rely on their years of studying, training, and work experience to diagnose and treat illness, but revolutionary technology has made their job easier and often improves the results...

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Julio Palmaz: Creator of the Balloon Expandable Stent

Jun 04, 2020

At age 74, Dr. Julio Palmaz and his wife Amalia enjoy a 100,000 square-foot complex with the underground depth of 18 floors, Palmaz Vineyards. The vineyard, cut into a grassy hillside in Napa Valley, is a gravity-flow vineyard with the largest wine cave in Napa Valley. The massive dome complex...

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Neuralink: Reality is Getting Weird Fast

May 21, 2020

Ready to cut a hole in your head and place a computer chip in your brain? No, we’re not talking about the Matrix or Terminator. We’re talking about Neuralink, a neurotechnology company founded in 2016 in San Francisco, California by Elon Musk. Musk and his team hope to implement a...

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7 Tips to Maximize Your Experience with DaVinci Academy

May 14, 2020

Now that you’ve joined DaVinci Academy, what’s next? While we have designed our website to be easy to use, there are always ways to improve your experience. This blog outlines our tips!

1. Video Playback Speed

We made sure to include the option to control the playback speed of all...

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Is Remdesivir the Solution?

May 07, 2020

Remdesivir is an investigational nucleotide analog with broad-spectrum antiviral activity. Remdesivir’s mechanism of action is an adenosine nucleotide analogue that disrupts RNA polymerase function, resulting in decreased viral RNA production. The drug is being developed by Gilead Sciences,...

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong: Billionaire, Surgeon, Scientist, Philanthropist, Media Mogul & Entrepreneur

Apr 30, 2020

Billionaire, surgeon, scientist, philanthropist, media mogul and entrepreneur. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has earned himself the rank of 237th richest person in the world on Forbes list as a result of his accomplishments in a number of fields in and outside of medicine. Today, Dr. Soon-Shiong...

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COVID-19's Impact on the Classroom

Apr 23, 2020

Heard of COVID-19? I am sure you all have ad nauseum. After the shelter-in-place orders were implemented, you may have thought how will this impact your spring break plans, studying for finals, eating at restaurants with friends? Maybe even how will the school year end? But have you thought about...

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