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Kaplan USMLE Step 1: Identifying cardiovascular status

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. The case: A woman is experiencing substernal chest pain, nausea, diaphoresis and fatigue. What is her cardiovascular status?


Texas FQHC develops integrative model to help patients with pain

Austin clinic developed a comprehensive, integrative pain-management program to support patients’ comprehensive needs.

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Kaplan USMLE Step 1 prep: 4 questions involving hand pain

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. Can you answer these questions involving hand pain? Find out now.

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Specialty Profiles

What it’s like to specialize in urology: Shadowing Dr. Davuluri

AMA member Meena Davuluri, MD, finds that the instant gratification of seeing her patients improvement is the most rewarding part of being a urologist.


So you matched to a residency program—now what?

As a medical student transitioning to residency, your life will change big time. Learn with the AMA about how to prepare for your career’s next stage.

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Kaplan USMLE Step 1 prep: 4 stumpers about middle-aged adults

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. Can you answer these questions involving middle-aged adults? Find out now.

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Kaplan USMLE Step 3 prep: What is the cause of man’s dyspnea?

The case: 71-year-old man with hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation is in moderate respiratory distress


What if you don’t match? 3 things you should do

A physician who has worked with unmatched applicants explains how to make the most of the coming year and improve the odds of matching the next cycle.

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