“I’m taking it — hydroxychloroquine”

— Donald Trump, May 18, 2020

Besides the weight loss supplement commercials that show a myriad of people who lost over twenty pounds in just ten weeks, hydroxychloroquine is probably the most talked about drug on television and the internet today. Yesterday, during a roundtable discussion in the White House’s State Dining Room, President Donald Trump admitted that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for the past week and a half. Although several White House staff members tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the President himself has tested negative numerous times for the…


Students who join MD-PhD programs embark on a journey that combines both medicine and research

MD-PhD dual degree programs are seven to eight-year training programs that educate and prepare the next generation of physician scientists. The majority of MD-PhD programs are designated as Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTPs), which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provide full tuition and a stipend to their students. Currently, there are approximately 50 MSTPs in the United States, with a total of ~500 positions, making them one of the most competitive programs in the country.

After conducting research in a biomedical laboratory and shadowing physician scientists on the hospital wards throughout high school and college…

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