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ne plus ultra / plus ultra

The phrase ne plus ultra (latin, literally – no more beyond, in common usage – the epitome, the finest example, the ultimate) was first immortalized on the medieval Spanish coat of arms. The Spaniards believed that they sat at the edge of … Continue reading

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International Medical Schools, Part I (for the pre-medical student)

As a “non-traditional” applicant with several years of work under my belt, I considered applying to US MD, US DO, non-US Caribbean MD and non-US International MD schools. In retrospect, I would simply say this: the freedom to choose my … Continue reading

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The days are long, but the years are short.

At the beginning of this year, a very wise individual gave me the following advice: “The days are long, but the years are short.” As for the days being long, I couldn’t agree more. As a surgical intern, my job … Continue reading

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To Take a Year Off Or Not?

I recently spoke with a relatively well informed individual who advised me to take a year off before my fourth year of medical school in order to do more, deeper research in neurosurgery. As an aside, I’m going to make … Continue reading

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