Medicine & Dentistry

TEETH WHITENING: OVER-THE-COUNTER OR PROFESSIONAL WHITENING KITS?

Something looks different about your face, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Then it hits you after your friend posted a picture of you two smiling on Facebook – it’s your teeth. They just don’t seem quite as white as they used to be! It’s time for teeth whitening – but what’s …

Medicine & Dentistry

THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS: 4 WAYS THEY CAN IMPACT FACIAL STRUCTURE

These days, more and more patients are opting for dental implants when they lose a tooth. At You First Dental in Airdrie, we are happy to assist  patients with their dental implant needs in a comfortable, caring environment. What Are Dental Implants and why does You First recommend them? To fully understand the impact dental …

Medicine & Dentistry

DENTISTRY VERSUS MEDICINE: 5 REASONS WHY THEY ARE DIFFERENT

It doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. I can’t tell you how many times patients have come into my office in Airdrie, stumped by this revelation. My financial coordinator asks the patient if they have insurance, the patient nods that they do, and then promptly pulls out a medical insurance card. I get …

Medical Career

5 Memory-Boosting Tips for Medical School

Prospective medical school students can practice these techniques for medical school success. The Association of American Medical Colleges offers practice questions to help premed students prepare for the MCAT. (Tokyo Space Club/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images) There is still great emphasis on memorization during medical school from year one through graduation. Whether quizzes, presentations of patient cases or national board examinations, …

Medical Career

Study Hints and Tips for Medical Students

Every medical student has their own study strategy when it comes to organizing the volume of study material per hour and per day. The material presented in medical school is much more difficult than many challenging undergraduate courses because it requires active learning.  Active learning involves making decisions about the material such as “what is most important?” and “where does …

Medical Career

10 Tips on Getting Into Med School

Medical schools are highly competitive. The national acceptance rate is 43 percent, according to data compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Use these top 10 tips from doctors and medical students to help you prepare. 1. Get Some Medical Experience on Your Résumé Job shadow with doctors and other medical professionals. Admissions committees …