Welcome to our site where you will find the information you require on medical education. Medical education is important, of course, when you plan on enrolling in medical school, but it is equally important for non-medical people to be educated in medicine, diseases and treatment thereof. Many situations arise where you are in need of medical advice and there is not a doctor in the vicinity to assist you. It is then when you need to rely on your medical knowledge to carry you through the initial phase until medical help arrives. Alternatively, sufficient medical knowledge will save you a lot of money on doctor consultation fees when you do not need to make an appointment for every ailment in which you are not educated. You can learn to identify symptoms and apply your knowledge to treat the ailment. Please be advised that we under no circumstances advocate that professional help is not necessary or that you should neglect to consult a physician when needed.
One of the topics I touch on in this blog is electronic cigarettes. There’s been a huge noise about these devices in the last two years. I have to confess, I’m a vaper myself. Having smoked 20+ a day since college (find me a medical student that DOESN’T smoke) I managed to get off the evil weed and onto ecigs. I cover electronic cigarettes in the news, albeit briefly. I would advise if you want to learn more about ecigs, my friend Jake does a great job here:
I would advise more reading up on ecigs though. Granted they are new, but despite what some so called ‘experts’ say and the loony left, they have to be better than smoking!
Additional medical education is also required when you plan on traveling abroad. You need to know the health circumstances of the country and area to which you are traveling. You need to prepare for all the health risks that you may contract there and take precaution with the necessary inoculations required before your travels start. With sufficient education and knowledge, you will know what type of health care system they have and what to do when you fall sick there. Issues concerning health care can arise in the most unlikely circumstances and many of the times you may be unprepared to face the challenges. Have you ever considered the health care requirements when you want to invest in life insurance, or when you want to buy a house and apply for a bond? Not only do you need to be prepared for the medical cross-examinations, you will also need to know your rights on what information is appropriate and what is not. Lastly, you will need to know what the test involve and how it will be conducted.
The same applies when you go for a consultation or medical examination. This topic involves both the patient and the physician. Both need to know what the procedures entails and what your rights are. In the case of negligence on the side of the physician, both parties involved need to be educated on their legal rights and procedures to follow. By gaining enough knowledge on medical situations, you can prepare yourself for many situations that may arise where a certain amount of medical education is required. Knowledge is power and power can give you control over your own life and sometimes additional medical knowledge may just be the difference between life and death.