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Organic Chem or Nutrition as a Pre-Med Requirement?

Success in an undergraduate course in organic chemistry is one of the master keys needed to unlock the door to medical school. Organic chemistry became a requirement for admission to allopathic medical schools in 1930.1 In 2015 it continues to be required by 84% of allopathic medical schools and is recommended by an additional 11%.2 It is […]

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Diagnostic Utility of Food Terminology

Physicians use food to describe the body: Analogies add flavor, provide a lingua franca for description, and offer a mnemonic. Presenting medicine in food descriptors makes a boundless field easier to digest. We present a selection of food terms pertaining to physical diagnosis. Skin Food terminology provides a tasteful way to describe sometimes unsightly cutaneous disorders. Warts […]

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CME

CME Course Updates Physicians on Parkinson’s Disease Care

The American Journal of Medicine has a new continuing medical education (CME) course on Parkinson’s disease on our website: An Update on Parkinson’s Disease: Improving Patient Outcomes Neurologists are faced with many challenges in caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This chronic, long-term illness that affects at least one million people in the United […]

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