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August 9, 2022

A good friend once told Detrioit’s Cedric Mutebi that “our bodies see inequities before our minds do.” The words...

July 19, 2022

Detroit’s Cedric Mutebi has been named the second recipient of OnlineMedEd’s Scholarship for Future Black Physicians.

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March 24, 2022

Marie Elwood remembers the night before her med school pulmonology and gas exchange test well. It was spent sleepless...

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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

Next month, a relief measure triggered early in the pandemic by the United States government will once again impact the...

October 13, 2021

To imagine the pressure felt in American intensive care units over the course of the pandemic, it is perhaps helpful to...

September 12, 2021

Ansar Wali clearly remembers the moment he knew he wanted to be a physician. He was a child, sitting outside a health...

August 30, 2021

Two weeks ago, the headlines out of New Zealand were as simple as they were strange. After a single positive case of...

July 23, 2021

In 2020, 377,883 Americans died due to complications from Covid-19, victims of a pandemic that has claimed more than...

July 7, 2021

On April 17, 2018, the statue of J. Marion Sims was pulled down for a second time in New York City. Split between...

May 29, 2021

Sometimes it is hard to know whether time anchors you to a place, or whether it’s the other way around. Six years ago,...

May 5, 2021

Amongst the enduring images taken during the Covid-19 global pandemic, few may ultimately match the simple,...

March 25, 2021

Until last week, Muhammad Qureshi’s dream of becoming a practising American doctor was on track. An American...

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

Though the majority of this year’s medical residency applicants weren’t even alive in 1992, it is emerging as an...

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March 11, 2021

When Eric Gantwerker was growing up in Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s, he and older brother Brian were passionate video...

February 12, 2021

What’s the old saying about waiting for a bus for hours? I’ve heard two often come at once. Yesterday, the National...

February 7, 2021

Though study materials, highlighter pens, and empty coffee cups cover the table, medical students around the world are...

January 29, 2021

Early last March, Elif Yakut, a 29-year-old medical graduate from Turkey, traveled to Philadelphia to complete her...

January 22, 2021

There are more than 120,000 medical students in the United States. Like most others studying medicine around the world,...

January 13, 2021

Like more than 222,000 of her fellow Americans, a 75-year-old lung cancer survivor from New Jersey tested positive for...

December 22, 2020

Last Monday, a 52-year-old woman from New York unrolled her left sleeve, and entered the history books. A nurse at Long...

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

Earlier this week, North Dakota’s Kailee Leingang spoke to Slate about being a contact tracer in a state where the...

November 25, 2020

Featuring enduring hits like ‘Isn’t She Lovely,’ ‘Sir Duke,’ and ‘As,’ a compelling case could be made that Stevie...

November 19, 2020

Located on the state border with southern New Mexico, Loving County lies deep in the kind of West Texas Cormac McCarthy...

November 13, 2020

For Chris McNeil, there has always been the sound of a low rumbling on the horizon. Growing up in Lawton, Oklahoma, it...

November 11, 2020

Only under the most intense heat and pressure do carbon atoms crystallize. Only then are diamonds formed. From a public...

October 31, 2020

Like few others in living memory, 2020 has been a year defined by thinking about health, access to quality healthcare,...

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 8, 2020

In race car driving, running or any other sport where sustained energy is required, a simple philosophy underpins any,...

October 3, 2020

Since the first novel coronavirus case was reported in the United States on January 20, more than 7.3 million Americans...

October 1, 2020

Ask any first year med student if they remember the Krebs cycle and chances are you’ll receive a long groan in reply....

September 24, 2020

Centered around a country pub and a hardy community of sheep and cattle farmers, Trundle, New South Wales is a near...

September 16, 2020

In late 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were preparing to be the first humans to leave...

September 10, 2020

Though Africa’s first COVID-19 case appeared in Egypt on February 14, it didn’t really start making noise around the...

September 4, 2020

Before 1922, most observations of diabetes in medical history didn’t stretch much further than the acknowledgement of a...

September 1, 2020

A former bawdy frontier town located in Great Plains cattle country, Miles City, Montana seems an unlikely place for...

August 28, 2020

As of today, more than 180,000 Americans have died due to COVID-19. An estimated 5.8 million in the United States have...

August 26, 2020

For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, their introduction to ‘hands-on’ American medical care came in...

August 13, 2020

For generations of American doctors-in-training, August has always marked a crucial apex in the greater medical school...

August 11, 2020

Viewed through the prism of history, those living in North America in the 1770s lived through a time of great change. A...

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

Throughout the late 1930s and early 1940s, there were few hospitals in Japan quite like Hiroshima’s Shima Hospital....

July 30, 2020

They’d be hard to track down, but somewhere out in the United States right now are thousands of vinyl records...

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 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

Snaking up and down nearly 23 miles of Boston’s Charles River is a paved bike path well-known to the city’s cyclists....

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

This weekend, the Auckland Blues play the Canterbury Crusaders at Christchurch’s Rugby League Park. A renewal of New...

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 16, 2020

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

June 9, 2020

If life was her childhood dream, right now, Houston’s Sandra Coker would be one of the best basketball players in the...

June 3, 2020

To the early members of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), the summer of 1964 might have had a similar...

May 28, 2020

In the modern media era, it is virtually impossible to imagine how much surgery on a sitting President would dominate...

May 25, 2020

On September 11, 1942, one hundred and twenty feet below the surface of the South China Sea, one of the most...

May 22, 2020

As well as prompting an incredible response from the medical field, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically...

May 21, 2020

While still scarcer than men, a female surgeon is now a common sight in the American military’s operating theaters. A...

May 15, 2020

Like everywhere else in the world, when the COVID-19 crisis struck Ireland, its medical community responded with a...

May 13, 2020

Despite an extensive range of variables, for hundreds of years, medical practitioners and researchers have been able to...

May 8, 2020

On May 25 1973, a Saturn IB rocket roared into the sky above Florida’s legendary Cape Canaveral. Alongside two other...

May 5, 2020

This summer, Tara E. will fulfill her dream, becoming a family care doctor in her home state of Michigan. “Number one,...

April 30, 2020

As of May 1, around 3.25 million people worldwide have been infected by the current novel coronavirus. While around one...

April 24, 2020

In 1956, a 20-year-old pre-med student from Boston made American figure skating history in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

April 9, 2020

Over two public lectures in Philadelphia in late May 1765, a 29-year-old European-educated ex-army surgeon delivered a...

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