AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals
Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals

Following in the footsteps of California, Maryland has proposed, and passed, the “Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017”, which bans routine antibiotic use in animals. This is a vital legislative measure to ameliorate the shocking statistics on antibiotic use which was first brought to the limelight by a 2011 report from the FDA, which stated … Continue reading

USMLE 2017 Match: IMGs Welcome No More?
Medical Education

USMLE 2017 Match: IMGs Welcome No More?

The Match 2017 took place in an environment of extreme political uncertainty about the status of international graduates coming to the US to study medicine. Amidst concerns that this could be a bad year for IMGs to match, the NRMP has come out with the advanced statistics of this year’s match. I have tried to find some trends and see whether the fear of IMGs being shunned by residency programs is true or not. Continue reading