Unhealthy Doctors!

You are now a medical doctor but people mistake you for a health doctor! So, now you’re officially a practicing doc, a specialist! Do you get the exciting feeling that now you’ve mastered it all?   How much do you get excited about the compliments of your patients who believe that you’re the one who knows it all?  Do […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Health and Medicine . Medical Ethics
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Legitimacy of the USMLE and COMLEX Exams

What did precipitate exponential growth of the USMLE and COMLEX prep industry? COMLEX and USMLE examinations are so much interwoven into the fabric of our system for evaluating eligibility of practicing medicine in the US that we hardly question the legitimacy of their existence. It is unfortunate to see that the American Medical Schools that […]

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Do Not Forget Your MCAT Essay

Your professional outlook as a physician must be well-matched to the essay that you wrote when you were applying to medical school Do you remember the time that you had to write your medical college admission essay? Do you remember how desperate you were at the time? You wrote whatever that could have enhanced your […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Medical Ethics
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Absurdity of the USMLE requirement for awarding MD Degrees

USMLE scores should not be used as a required criteria for awarding MD degrees to graduates of medical schools The practice of awarding MD degrees to students who have passed their USMLE exams is unethical and likely to be illegal.   Medical schools that brag and rave about their curriculum must award the degrees of students […]

By Jahan Eftekar | USMLE and COMLEX
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American Osteopathic Students and COMLEX Exams

Should we no longer require passing COMLEX scores from American osteopathic students who do not wish to practice medicine? The primary purpose of the COMLEX exams is to evaluate the knowledge levels and skills of the osteopathic school grads for practicing medicine in the US. By the same token, the primary purpose of the American […]

By Jahan Eftekar | USMLE and COMLEX
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About The Olfactory Sense

Humans see the world and animals smell it! The olfactory sense is commonly taken for granted. This sense is by far our most primal sensory modality, and it is closely tied to emotions and instincts. Most of us are familiar with ophthalmology, however hardly any of us are familiar with olfactology. Olfactology is the medical […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Public training
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Alcohol versus Cannabis

To what extent pharmaceutical companies act as covert advocates of animosities against the cannabis-based products? Why do cannabis products evoke so much animosities whereas alcohol that is the most common addictive drug and the number one cause of so many health-related issues, does not receive as much criticisms? To what extent do you think that […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Blog
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How come I got flu despite having my flu shot?

We tend to confuse common cold and flu together. Common cold describes many upper respiratory ailments. They include but are not limited to infections by rhinovirus, coronavirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, and influenza virus.   Individuals who acquire common cold often present with symptoms such as runny nose, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Public training
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Get Hold of Thyself!

I hazily remember my first experience of having full control over a physical entity. I recall it as one of the most pleasant initial experiences of my life. It was fascinating for me to discover that I had the ability to boss around my legs, to bend them at my will or to grab them […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Reflections
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Aging and Physical Injuries

Using a broader range of musculoskeletal potentials facilitates adaptation to physical injuries and adds to our longevity We use less than 30% of our mental and physical capabilities. This may not be evident to us at all times, however, it often becomes apparent after we sustain serious injuries. For instance, after injuring any of our […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Aging Secrets
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Our Life Expectancy

How Many Years a Baby Who is Born in 2019 is Expected to Live? We are so much preoccupied with our personal lives and our self-centered outlooks that we hardly get the opportunity to appreciate myriads of stars and planets that are out there in our universe. Most of us operate under the conviction, that […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Aging Secrets
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How many more years do you expect to live?

The average life expectancy in the US is currently 78.6 years. Based on this information, how long do you expect to live healthily hereafter? Do you think that you can exceed the national average? What do you think are your chances for living more than 110 years? Let’s suppose that you are currently in the […]

By Jahan Eftekar | Aging Secrets
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Osteopathic vs. Allopathic Medicine: Lions vs. Tigers

There are two types of physicians, allopathic and osteopathic. Each practices in an important area of medicine, and both have noticeable overlapping functions. There are major misconceptions about the quality of the American osteopathic medical schools among international medical students, and in particular among students of the Caribbean schools. These commonly stem from two unqualified […]

By tavy87 | USMLE and COMLEX
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