8/20/2019 10:50pm

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Meet your 2019 Assistant Opinion Editor

This year I will be listening to others, taking in feedback, leading conversations and writing more columns. I am thankful for these moments, which are a result of the privilege that being a student here has afforded me. 


7/8/2019 11:54am

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Column: Preclinical medical education is wastefully obsolete

The preclinical years of medical education are a scam.  Undergraduate medical education in America (i.e., the period before graduating with an M.D. degree) is generally split into two years in the classroom, and two years seeing patients in the clinic. This system was recommended by the Flexner Report more than a century ago, and it is a thorough blueprint for ensuring students learn the science and skill of medicine, respectively. Developments in self-study resources and medical curriculum norms, though, have made the price of the preclinical semesters absurd. The National Board of Medical Examiners should test — and medical schools should welcome — those who want to jump right into clinical studies.


5/1/2019 5:09pm

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Editorial: We stand with UNC Charlotte

"Drew Pescaro. Sean DeHart. Rami Alramadhan. Emily Houpt. Ellis Parlier. Riley Howell. We grieve for you and will not allow your deaths to be in vain."


4/29/2019 10:10pm

Editorial: A year of the same institutional flaws

"It’s time for these institutions to be held accountable, and for them to step up and protect its students and faculty from dangers such as white supremacy before something drastic happens."