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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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Miami's King of Technology & Science

Mar 21, 2020

What comes to your mind when you think of Miami, Florida? Medical innovation, entrepreneurship, and art? Probably not, most think of fast cars, South Beach, night life and the turnover chain. One physician sees it through the former lens, A practicing dermatologist, medical device inventor,...

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Renaissance Man

Mar 21, 2020

When reading about successful physicians it’s as easy to feel discouraged as inspired. Here’s one to inspire you.

Some medical students (and wine enthusiasts) may be familiar with Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, surgeon, scientist, medical device inventor, and venture capitalist. Over the...

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How Do Top Medical Students Study?

Mar 19, 2020

When you first begin medical school you’re excited and energized, poised and ready to tackle the rigors of your medical education. Then you sit down, stare at your notes, and think to yourself, “where do I possibly begin?” It’s essential to master the art of medical school...

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Do You Want a 260 on USMLE Step 1?

Mar 19, 2020

It’s the Holy Grail whether you’re starting your medical licensing board preparation or nearing completion of your dedicated time. Scoring a 260 isn’t easy but it’s also not impossible. Every year the average USMLE score performance data continues to rise, while the...

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