HELP IS ON THE WAY

BY GRANT MERCER – For those in a health care field, it is all too easy to be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of material needed to be mastered. There is a reason that getting a 60 on an organic chemistry can often be a cause for celebration. The good news is that help is…

MEDICAL SCHOOL: THE FIRST YEAR

BY GRANT MERCER – Last year over 52,000 students applied to U.S. medical schools, with just under 40% offered admission. This year Stethoscope Magazine will be following three of these accepted students as they make their way through the first year of medical school. Meet these students below and join us as we follow them on…

A WORLD WITH SIGHT

BY AUSTIN WAHLE – The very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is open your eyes, for they are the portal through which you see the world. Although we also use hearing, touch, taste, and smell to understand our world, we most heavily rely on our sense of sight. It…

A SUMMER OF INFLUENZA

BY ERIC SANTANA – This summer I received the opportunity to work as an undergraduate researcher at the Center for Vaccines and Immunology here at the University of Georgia, working in Dr. Ted Ross’s laboratory. This laboratory focuses primarily on influenza research and has made large strides in working to create a more effective vaccine against the elusive…

YOUR DOCTOR WILL SOON BE A CLICK AWAY

BY KATIE LUQUIRE – If you’ve ever been to an emergency room for a minor injury or ailment, you’ve likely waited hours on end for treatment. You also probably paid a large sum of money for your treatment.  Unfortunately, this is the result of a healthcare system that relies on visits to the emergency room, especially…

ARTIFICIAL WOMBS: FICTION TURNED FUTURE

BY SHERRY LUO – Over the years, we have artificially recreated parts and functions of the human body. Limb prosthetics have been used throughout history. Pacemakers help our hearts beat regularly. Mechanical ventilators can move air into and out of our lungs. The list of medical innovations and inventions is endless. These artificial means apply…

DOCTOR DEFICIENCY

BY MUHAMMAD SIDDIQ – Health care debate seems to constantly dominate headlines. Many Americans, however, are unaware of a major issue affecting the United States’ healthcare system. The United States is facing a significant shortage of physicians and evidence suggests that the recent deficiency of medical professionals is only going to get worse. The United…