Changes in the DSM V

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Changes in the DSM V

As many of you know, the American Psychiatric Association has transitioned from the DSM-IV TR to DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) in 2013. Starting in 2014, both the USMLE Step 1 and Comlex Level 1, as well as the behavioral medicine courses taught in both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, started to incorporate and use the psychiatric criteria from the DSM-V. Below are the ...

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5 Tips on Writing the Personal Statement for Residency

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5 Tips on Writing the Personal Statement for Residency

Residency admission committees take into account a variety of factors when determining to whom they will offer a spot in their program. Most of the factors they consider are secondary to numerical grades or other’s opinions of you. The only factor that is specifically related to the resident applicant’s voice is their personal statement. For that reason, the personal statement provides a unique perspective into ...

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College Students Use Smartphones to Study

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College Students Use Smartphones to Study

Make studying more convenient for medical students and they’ll study more. Sounds simple enough, right? We think so. As it turns out, students who study practice tests and flashcards on their mobile devices are getting a ton of benefits from their mobile study sessions. One of the biggest benefits students are taking advantage of is the opportunity to study everywhere they go.

For ...

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5 Medical Practices Most Affected by Obamacare

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5 Medical Practices Most Affected by Obamacare

No group of American professionals will be impacted in a negative manner by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, more than physicians.

More government regulation and oversight will be thrust upon practicing physicians who have become increasingly dependent on government reimbursement for the medical services they provide. Some studies have shown that over 60% of physicians, currently ...

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5 Poorly Considered Factors When Choosing a Medical Specialty

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5 Poorly Considered Factors When Choosing a Medical Specialty

There is a great deal to consider when choosing a medical specialty. Though some medical students may claim to have known what they wanted to be since they were young, the vast majority of students will not make a final decision regarding their specialty until they are well into their medical school curriculum. Some may even face the end of their internships without ...

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The DSM-5 on the USMLE

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The DSM-5 on the USMLE

The DSM-5 on the USMLE

THE DSM-5 ON THE USMLE: WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?
The American Psychiatric Association officially released its latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, in May 2013. The APA made several significant changes in to the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 even changed several diagnostic categories themselves. ...

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