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How to choose a medical school plus more...

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How to choose a medical school

Feeling confused? You're not alone… Applying to medical school is like asking someone to marry you. This might seem like an exaggeration, however over your lifetime you will spend more hours working than you will spend awake with your life partner. Like marriage, being a doctor will change who you are, influence where you live, and affect what you can do. For the right person this can be a wonderful, life-affirming experience. Otherwise, divorce from a medical career can be messy, painful...

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Blowin' in the wind

I am, I suppose, part of the "cognoscenti" in the area of social identity, social bias, and social justice. I'm a tenure-track assistant professor of social work, I'm a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, and I recently wrote a book on how to understand and overcome challenges associated with race.

In addition to my professional credentials, I navigate this world as an adversely racialized nominally black male, I've traversed and straddled extremely diverse racial,...

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Jewish identity – the Israeli paradoxes

Is Judaism a religion and a culture or is it also a nationality? To this question the Zionist movement, which led to the establishment of the State of Israel, gave a clear positive answer. This approach has been adopted by Israel.

The Israeli Declaration of Independence of 1948 states that the "Land of Israel, was the birthplace of the Jewish people… Here they first attained to statehood… and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books." The declaration further provides that it...

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