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August 9, 2022

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July 19, 2022

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May 24, 2022

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May 18, 2022

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March 8, 2022

Over the last two weeks, the world has watched in shock as Russian military forces invaded Ukraine. The human...

January 7, 2022

It was springtime in the Shenandoah Valley when Virginia’s first medical school went up in flames. Ordered by a former...

December 22, 2021

This week, The Rotation blew out a candle, celebrating its one-year birthday on December 20. For most med students...

December 15, 2021

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October 13, 2021

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September 12, 2021

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August 30, 2021

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August 6, 2021

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July 23, 2021

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July 7, 2021

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May 29, 2021

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May 18, 2021

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May 5, 2021

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March 25, 2021

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March 19, 2021

Today tens of thousands of medical graduates across the United States will receive an email informing them of the...

March 16, 2021

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March 11, 2021

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February 26, 2021

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February 19, 2021

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February 12, 2021

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February 8, 2021

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February 7, 2021

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February 1, 2021

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January 29, 2021

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January 22, 2021

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January 15, 2021

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January 13, 2021

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December 29, 2021

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December 22, 2020

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December 15, 2020

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December 12, 2020

A date firmly etched in history, September 11, 2001 was a moment that led many young Americans to reconsider the...

December 5, 2020

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November 25, 2020

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November 21, 2020

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November 19, 2020

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November 13, 2020

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November 11, 2020

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November 6, 2020

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October 31, 2020

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October 22, 2020

It was early April 1945 when the call went out for student volunteers at London’s medical schools. Though World War II...

October 15, 2020

A couple of years ago, two med students—and roommates—at the University of California, Irvine starting coming back from...

October 12, 2020

Though most students have a general idea of how their medical school journey may unfold, it is virtually impossible to...

October 8, 2020

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October 3, 2020

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October 1, 2020

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September 24, 2020

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September 16, 2020

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September 10, 2020

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September 4, 2020

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September 1, 2020

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August 31, 2020

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August 28, 2020

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August 26, 2020

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August 21, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating both the global news cycle and inter-cultural zeitgeist, it is easy to forget...

August 13, 2020

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August 11, 2020

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August 7, 2020

On March 6, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a special address to the United States Congress on the plight...

August 4, 2020

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July 30, 2020

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July 28, 2020

When English physician Edward Jenner inoculated the eight-year-old son of his gardener against smallpox in 1796, he...

July 25, 2020

Two weeks ago, the New York Times published an in-depth story on the distribution of a future COVID-19 vaccine, and how...

July 24, 2020

Six years ago, Alexandra Kamieniecki’s Olympic dreams were in tatters. A former Polish figure skating national...

July 21, 2020

Those who enter medical school are rarely in any doubt.

July 18, 2020

For more than a week of warm mid-March evenings, the sound of clanging pots and pans echoed out across São Paulo and...

July 16, 2020

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July 14, 2020

In a powerful personal essay for STAT, Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu recalled the time she tried to speak up against...

July 10, 2020

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July 4, 2020

On July 21, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. An extraordinary...

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July 2, 2020

He was a true salesman, bombastic in the pitch. To get ahead, he’d traffic in lies, and exaggeration. He manipulated...

July 1, 2020

Every ten minutes, another person joins the American national organ transplant waiting list. Every year, around 8000...

June 26, 2020

Like tens of thousands of his fellow Philadelphians, Carl Black took to the streets of his hometown following the...

June 24, 2020

The news broke on Tuesday, July 25 1972 thanks to a special Associated Press report for the Washington Star. By the...

June 24, 2020

Last week, in the wake of global Black Lives Matter protests brought on by the killing of George Floyd, we committed to...

June 16, 2020

In the long, painful fight against racial injustice in the United States, July 10, 2008 is a date taught in few schools...

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