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"Pre-Med": a competitive world filled with rankings, nose-to-the-grindstone hard-work, and fierce determination. There are a million resources out there that instruct, in perfect linear fashion, what one must do to get into a superior medical school. All you have to do is follow the steps and find the magic numbers: the perfect combination GPA, MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) scores, hours of clinical experience, number of doctor contacts, and extra curricular activities. Any one of these numbers could make or break getting into medical school and thus make or break becoming the doctor you passionately want to be. This line... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
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New figures in from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) reveal shocking rises in rates of A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) diagnoses. We have reached an all-time high of 6.4 million children from ages 4 through 17 labeled “A.D.H.D.” This is a 53 percent rise in the past decade. Additionally, about two thirds of these children are prescribed stimulants to aid them in coping with their “chemical imbalance.” Better yet, the American Psychiatric Association soon plans to alter the definition of A.D.H.D. to allow more people to receive the diagnosis and treatment. A.D.H.D. is described by most experts as “resulting... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
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This past August, alumnus Amy Rouse '01, led students and faculty on an in-depth tour of the Guilford flora. Since her time at Guilford, Rouse has studied medicine making, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, wild crafting, gardening, botany, and pathophysiology, taking in this practical knowledge from many teachers in many habitats spanning the nation. Needless to say, Rouse had much more to offer the Guilford community than just a breath of fresh air and a morning traipse through the woods. Students and faculty members, such as Maia Dery and Anne Glenn, congregated on the steps of Founders Hall before making their... Continue reading
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