You Should Know The Name: Dr. Tom Catena

Born in Amsterdam, New York as the son of an Italian-American judge, Gene Catena, and his wife Nancy, Catena grew up with six brothers and a sister. His brother Paul is a Catholic priest. Catena graduated as the salutatorian from Amsterdam High School and later with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University in 1986. While at Brown, Catena played nose guard on … Continue reading You Should Know The Name: Dr. Tom Catena

Nearly 10% Of Americans Didn’t Have Enough To Eat Last Week

(Bloomberg) — Food insecurity for U.S. households last week reached its highest reported level since the Census Bureau started tracking the data in May, with almost 30 million Americans reporting that they’d not had enough to eat at some point in the seven days through July 21. In the bureau’s weekly Household Pulse Survey, roughly 23.9 million of 249 million respondents indicated they had “sometimes … Continue reading Nearly 10% Of Americans Didn’t Have Enough To Eat Last Week

I Got A 505 On The MCAT… And Got Accepted!

Authored by: Samuel L. A few days ago I was accepted to an MD school. Here’s some things I wish someone told me. First, the sappy stuff…. Don’t link your personal happiness with getting accepted to med school. I know you’re a hopeful kid wanting to change the world, improve medicine and whatnot, but don’t let it be the only thing holding up your world. … Continue reading I Got A 505 On The MCAT… And Got Accepted!

Low MCAT, Low GPA And Still Accepted To MD

Authored by: Brigham W. Background: My stats are mediocre at best: 507 MCAT, 3.5 science GPA. I have an MSc from a top school and a few years of biotech industry experience as a non-trad. I had plenty of Bs and Cs in undergrad. Plentyyyy. Things I wish I knew: A: your identity shouldn’t be consumed and lost in this process. It took me many … Continue reading Low MCAT, Low GPA And Still Accepted To MD

People Over 6 Feet Are Twice As Likely To Get COVID-19

Researchers in the UK, Norway and the US, examined a wide range of personal and work-related predictors of transmission. They said that the early results – from a survey of 2,000 people – suggested that aerosol transmission of the virus is very likely, with taller people at twice the risk. It’s something that would not be expected if transmission was exclusively through droplets, they said. … Continue reading People Over 6 Feet Are Twice As Likely To Get COVID-19

Passion In Medicine, Is It A Necessity?

Authored by: Stephen D. Disclaimer, I’m in medicine, doing grunt work as a PGY-3, and signing up for a fellowship in critical care, so I’m a bit of a masochist for long hours and sick patients. I didn’t consider it my “calling,” but I certainly couldn’t imagine doing anything else as a premed. I didn’t get to truly love and appreciate medicine until my clinical … Continue reading Passion In Medicine, Is It A Necessity?

Narcissistic Personalities Linked To Anti-Maskers

New research has found that people with “dark” personality characteristics, such as psychopathy and narcissism, are less likely to comply with efforts to impede the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and more likely to stockpile goods such as food and toilet paper. Two new studies, both published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, reinforce previous findings that the “Dark Triad” of narcissism, psychopathy, … Continue reading Narcissistic Personalities Linked To Anti-Maskers