Tag Archives: Topics in Medicine

Topics in Medicine: Melanoma and Sun Exposure

by Lauren Poindexter, Kaplan Elite MCAT Instructor

Summer is here and I, for one, am ready for the beach! Just let me grab my towel, sunglasses, and “broad-spectrum” 30+ SPF sunscreen!

Summertime is a favorite season of millions of people across the world: with the bright sunshine and warmer temperatures come longer days, more hours spent outdoors playing and working, and leisurely holidays with family and friends. Along with figuring out how to evade blood-sucking mosquitos, the messy task of putting on sunscreen can be a real pain. Thankfully, it’s a small nuisance compared to receiving

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Topics in Medicine: The Obesity Epidemic

by Sam Asgarian, Kaplan Elite MCAT Instructor

Today we present the second entry in our continuing series, Topics in Medicine. During a med school interview, an applicant will face many questions. One of the more common ones asks, “Tell me about a problem physicians face today and what solutions there are to that particular problem.” In this case, what they’re really asking is, “Discuss a big deal in the healthcare field and what the medical community is doing to deal with it.” Clearly, this is not be the time to discuss polio, the plague, or …

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