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Class of 2015 Interview: Dr. Christine Fetterolf Lands Family Medicine Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in PA

  If you go online to read about Caribbean medical schools, you may already know Dr. Christine Fetterolf (known to her friends and family as simply “Chrissy”). During her time at UMHS and throughout clinical rotations, she wrote many posts on her blog, Chrissy MD: My Experiences as a Caribbean Medical Student (www.chrissymd.com), about her studies, clinical rotations, and the residency match process. She also answered many questions from prospective students curious about UMHS and

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Class of 2015 Interview: Dr. Kristin Biggie Lands Pediatrics Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida

  This is the second installment in a UMHS Endeavour series of interviews with Class of 2015 UMHS graduates about how they landed residencies, and the challenges facing students and graduates of Caribbean medical schools. Dr. Kristin Biggie starts her residency in Pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida this summer. The South Florida native says she is thrilled to be in her home state, allowing her to be close to family and friends. She

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National Women’s Health Week Stresses Steps to Healthier Living

It’s National Women’s Health Week through Saturday, May 16, 2015, seven days of observance celebrated and promoted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The UMHS Endeavour looks at how the week is utilized to “empower women to make their health a priority,” according to the Womenshealth.gov website (http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about/). This week is also a time to help women “understand what steps they can take to improve their health.” We

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National Health Service Key Issue in U.K. General Election Today

    Health care is a divisive political issue in the United Kingdom (U.K.) as Brits go to the polls for a national election today (Thursday, May 7, 2015), with similarities that may remind Americans of the volatile political debates between Democrats and Republicans over Obamacare/Affordable Care Act. However, the present battle in Britain over health care is different from the challenges Americans face because the U.K. is moving toward more involvement of private providers,

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