Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin High school students committed to a path to medicine might be considering direct medical, or BS/MD programs. These programs allow students to matriculate directly to the partnered medical school after earning their bachelor’s degree, making it an attractive option to students who are positive they want to pursue their medical degree. One such program is The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)’s 7-Year Medical Program . Students earn their undergraduate degree from TCNJ in three years and then matriculate to the New Jersey Medical School. Interview with The College of New Jersey 7-Year Medical Program Moon Prep sat down with Dr. Sudhir Nayak , professor and co-director of the 7-Year Medical Program at the College of New Jersey. The interview sheds light on the admission process and how students can be competitive BS/MD candidates, even in the coronavirus era. The full interview can be viewed here . Kristen Moon: What … [Read more...] about Top Insights Into The College Of New Jersey’s 7-Year Medical Program
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The ongoing 2022 monkeypox outbreak has certainly been quite different from the more scattered cases of monkeypox that have occurred in previous years. And now a study published in Nature Medicine suggests that the genetic makeup of the virus causing the current outbreak may be quite different too. In fact, the team of researchers from Portugal who conducted the study indicated that the monkeypox virus seems to have undergone “accelerated evolution.” Now, the words “accelerated evolution” may be OK when you dealing with a haircut, a cake, your opinion of your high school crush, or yoga pants. But such words can be fairly concerning when associated with a virus that’s already proven that it can kill. For the study, the researchers compared a sample of 15 DNA sequences from 2022 monkeypox viruses with those isolated in the years 2018 to 2019 from cases diagnosed in the United Kingdom, Israel and Singapore after travel from … [Read more...] about Study: Monkeypox Virus Has Had ‘Accelerated Evolution,’ Around 50 Mutations In DNA
Any assessment of a government's performance invariably ends up at the economic door. At the start of Narendra Modi's ninth year as prime minister (PM), it is then pertinent to ask: how has the Indian economy fared so far? Making any straight comparisons between now and May 2014 would be unfair given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. And even before the pandemic's end, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended all calculations again. "No one country today can plan for its recovery...because of these kinds of disturbances. Our recovery, not just of India, but for countries everywhere, will be severely hampered," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had noted in late February a day after Russia attacked Ukraine. But it must not be forgotten that India has attempted to kick-start its economic recovery multiple times in the last eight years. The first of these was soon after Modi took charge as PM in May 2014. Working in tandem with Raghuram Rajan at the Reserve Bank of … [Read more...] about Modi govt @ 8 | Pandemic hides economy’s past troubles as restart button hit again
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This week is the Cannes Lions Festival Of Creativity - the huge annual jamboree for the advertising and PR industry. Sustainability is one of the main themes, but change isn’t easy for an industry based on selling more stuff to more people. Advertising plays a pivotal role in climate change. On one hand, advertising defends the destructive oil and gas industry, greenwashes brands and drives consumption. As the recent IPCC report put it: “A good number of corporate agents have attempted to derail climate mitigation by targeted lobbying and doubt-inducing media strategies.” But on the other hand, the power of creativity and storytelling could change the course of climate change. The IPCC also made clear that: “Socio-cultural changes within transition pathways can offer Gigaton-scale CO2 savings potential at the global level” In non-geek speak…The IPCC is saying that culture eats climate for breakfast! The … [Read more...] about 43 People Changing Advertising For The Climate
(CNN) The Supreme Court cleared the way for the admissions policy of an elite public high school in Virginia to remain in effect Monday, even though critics say it discriminates against Asian American students. The court denied a request from a coalition of parents to block the program while the appeal process plays out. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch noted their dissent and would have sided with the parents. Lawyers for the school board insist that the policy is "race neutral" and is meant to add more diversity to the school. The court's move comes as the justices have already agreed to hear a case with similar strains next term concerning the race-based admission policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina . The facts and circumstances in the two disputes are different, but they center on a school's push to improve diversity without violating equal protection principles. The case at hand targets a … [Read more...] about Supreme Court allows Virginia public school to keep its admissions policy for now
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin photo credit: Getty Getty Every summer, 80 of the top students from around the world come together at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for an intensive summer program called the Research Science Institute (RSI). However, RSI is not a typical summer camp; it is free to students, and you leave with a slew of new connections and experiences that most other high school students will never be able to experience. Interview With Research Science Institute Moon Prep sat down with Maite Ballestero , the Executive Vice President of Programs and Administration and Maureen Palmer , the Manager, Advisory and Consultancy for the Research Science Institute, to gain further insight into the admission process and how prospective candidates can make their application stronger. Kristen Moon: What are the general guidelines for admission? Maite Ballestero and Maureen Palmer: To gain admission into the … [Read more...] about What Does It Take To Get Into The Ultra-Competitive Research Science Institute (RSI)?
This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 13, 2022 - June 19, 2022. - A + A THE Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd’s (MRT Corp) office in Bangsar was a hive of activity last week as dozens of contractors joined in online via Zoom to get a glimpse of the country’s biggest civil infrastructure project. Briefings on the tender for the MRT3 Circle Line, pegged at RM50 billion including interest cost, kicked off two weeks ago. Consultants were the first batch to be called in a fortnight ago. Then, the contractors were briefed last week. Taking place after a period of scarcely any large infrastructure contracts being dished out since 2018, construction companies are understandably drooling over the MRT3 project. However, unlike the previous two lines of the Klang Valley MRT project, the Circle Line comes with unique challenges. As a result, there could be a smaller pool of eligible contractors bidding for the main construction … [Read more...] about Cover Story: Twists And Turns in MRT3 Project
(Representative Image) Sequoia Capital-backed Indian skincare startup Mamaearth is in talks to raise at least $300 million in a planned IPO next year and is seeking a valuation of around $3 billion, three people with direct knowledge of the company's plans told Reuters Founded in 2016, Mamaearth has become popular in India with its range of "toxin-free" products such as face washes, shampoos and hair oils. It competes with Unilever's India unit, Hindustan Unilever, and Procter & Gamble Co in the booming personal care industry. The company was last valued at $1.2 billion in January this year when it raised fresh funds from investors including Sequoia and Belgium's Sofina. Mamaearth is targetting a valuation of around $3 billion – 10-12 times forward earnings based on sales growth and future revenue potential, a person briefed on the discussions said. It plans to file draft regulatory papers by the end of this year, said sources, who declined to be named as the plan is … [Read more...] about Indian skincare startup Mamaearth eyes $3 billion valuation in 2023 IPO – sources
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” - Title IX, signed by President Richard Nixon, June 23, 1972 Fifty years ago, Title IX was enacted to ensure gender equity, particularly in federally funded education and sports. Since Title IX there have been significant strides for women, including recent achievements like the overall college enrollment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds being higher for women than for men since 2000. The intentions of Title IX are noble and there should be no doubt that this law has made an indelible mark on generations of women and girls. At the same time, we must also reflect on whether Title IX is fulfilling its promise of protecting women from discrimination and underrepresentation in their educational and … [Read more...] about Title IX At 50: Are Women And Girls Being Treated Equally?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin High school students interested in applying to medical school might think that their only path to medicine is by attending an undergraduate school, declaring a STEM major and having an extracurricular resume filled with medical-based volunteering and research experiences before applying to medical school. Luckily, this isn't the case. High schoolers committed to a career in medicine can also apply to direct medical (also known as BS/MD, BA/MD, BS/DO and BA/DO) programs. Once a student is admitted into the competitive program, they are guaranteed a seat in the medical school as long as they continue to meet the undergraduate requirements. While some of these programs are rigid, requiring students to complete their courses in a set schedule, select a specific major or attend school over the summer, there are direct medical programs that are more flexible. BS/MD counselor and current Brown PLME student, Nidhi … [Read more...] about Five Of The Most Flexible Direct Medical Programs