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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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Aug 14, 2013 — Some primary care doctors feel a bit like airline ticket agents. Seeing patients is like trying to find seats for passengers on an oversold airplane. Someone's going to leave the office unhappy, and the computer work never seems to stop.
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May 14, 2013 — Florida International University's medical school has made community-based health care a central part of its curriculum. With home visits and a mobile health clinic, students connect with families in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce.
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Apr 2, 2013 — Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., is spending $100 million to open a medical school in the fall. Its goal is to have more than 50 percent of its graduates go into primary care.
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Mar 15, 2013 — During match week, med students learn if, and where, they will go for a residency program. It's a nerve-wracking process, but it's supposed to give students an advantage - allowing them to have the same ability to rank their favorite programs as hospitals have to choose the best applicants.
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Feb 28, 2013 — The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is making it easier for more nontraditional students to become doctors. Applicants don't have to have taken the standard admissions test or a full slate of premed classes to be considered. The school's leadership hopes the move will foster greater diversity.
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Oct 30, 2012 — More intense care can translate into worse, and more expensive, care at the end of life. So, the thinking goes, doctors who train at hospitals with better and more efficient care will be in better shape to become future leaders.
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Aug 9, 2012 — Despite the popularity of crime dramas like CSI, few medical students go into forensic pathology. The Justice Department says they could be lured into the field with better financial incentives.
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May 28, 2012 — New research about to be published shows that in the medical world, it's considered "shameful and unprofessional" for doctors to express their grief. This suppression of very human feelings may result in undesirable consequences for patients.
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Apr 5, 2012 — No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.
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Oct 28, 2011U.S. News & World Report's ratings count when it comes to marketing to prospective medical students and fundraising, med school deans acknowledge. But they take the rankings less seriously as a scientific gauge of what actually goes on at their schools.
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