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‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities.

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath.

Med school dean agrees to wide-ranging demands from Black students

Pitt students Casey Tompkins-Rhoades (left), Wheyntie Alexandre (center) and Alexander Schuyler (right) have made nearly 20 demands of the School of Medicine.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2020

The dean of Pitt’s School of Medicine agreed on Thursday to comply with numerous wide-ranging demands from Black students, after multiple meetings and more than 400 petition signatures.

Pitt medical school dean steps down

Dr. Arthur Levine worked as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences for more than 20 years.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 24, 2019

Dr. Arthur Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that he will soon step down from those positions, according to a press release.

Pitt School of Medicine puts on ‘Beauty and the Yeast Infection’

Pittsburgh medical school students take a break from the classroom to perform in the annual Scope and Scalpel play. This year’s production was “Beauty and the Yeast Infection.” (Photo courtesy of Eddie Boyo)

By Shahum Ajmal | Contributing Editor

May 30, 2018

It’s a tale as old as time — itching, burning and pain during sexual intercourse. This is how WebMD describes the symptoms of a yeast infection, which the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine took to the stage with a satirical production called “Beauty and the Yeast Infection.” The cla...

Get ready pre-med students: MCAT changes to come by 2015

Get ready pre-med students: MCAT changes to come by 2015

By Kat Prosachik

October 16, 2014

Students who plan to take the Medical College Admission Test, or the MCAT, in April 2015 or later should expect a treat: three more hours of testing and several new areas to study.The new 2015 exam — which, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges will begin on April 17, 2015 — wil...

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