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  • Bjork-Shiley Heart Valve Case Study

    Every year, thousands people get heart valve replacements. There are multiple options for replacement valves that can be generalized as either mechanical or biological. One of the mechanical options from the 1970s and 1980s was the Bjork-Shiley valve, which became infamous because of the controversy surrounding its stress fracture failures. These failures resulted the death of about 400 people, causing the valve to be taken off the market. The decisions made leading to this issue must be examined using various ethical frameworks so that an incident like this will not occur in the future. Ultimately, the FDA should require either third party or FDA in-house testing in order to ensure the safety of a medical device before it is approved for market, and timely increased transparency so that patients can be properly informed of issues the arise concerning medical devices. Beginning in 1979, the Bjork-Shiley 60-degree convexo-concave (BSCC) heart valve was put on the market and implanted in people who needed aortic or mitral valve replacement. It had a mechanical valve, using one of the first successful tilting-disc mechanisms and was considered a breakthrough (Fielder, 1993). But, while, testing this design, the outlet strut broke repeatedly due to fatigue failure (Fielder, 1995). At the time, the exact cause of the failure was not known, but assumed to be faulty welding. Thus, Shiley Laboratories convinced the FDA that the valve was ready for market and the failures were…

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  • I Want To Become An Obstetrician/Gynecist

    draw my attention back into loving science and learning the material cause my to choose my major for college. I was trying to decide whether I should be a marine biology major or just biology. But then mind set changed again and that was when a doctor that help my older sister with her pregnancy and the passion that she had lead me to biology. The passion for helping other is what I want to do and I see that not a lot of people do that. Biology is about life and learning about it can help find…

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  • My Experience At Shifts University School Of Medicine

    1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? Through my unconventional path to this point, I have encountered a number unique and broad experiences. Not all of these experiences have been becoming. Nonetheless, I have taken great strides to learn from these experiences and use them to make me into a better person. I also believe these experiences will shape me into a…

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  • Radiology Personal Statement

    Through fumes of vaporized solder and copper wire, the diode flashed on. After weeks, my Bluetooth stethoscope had finally connected and was working like I had envisioned. The project started with a simple goal of hearing the same murmurs my preceptor heard during a cardiology rotation, but ended up answering an imperative question about my medical future. Radiology is my number one career choice because it incorporates my personal interests and compliments my individual strengths. I am…

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  • Pre-Health Requirements In College Essay

    When society hears a person strive to become a doctor they relinquish a sigh of respect because the environment for a pre-health student is competitive. Many aspects form the intensive four-year plan to ready the individual for a tougher medical school learning process. Therefore, the pre-health requirements in college are essential for building a thorough candidate for the medical field. This knowledge of how a medical school candidate is formed will inform others of the hard work students must…

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  • Importance Of Rush Medical College

    In spring 2016, I went on a mission 's trip with Oral Roberts University to Mercy Multiplied Ministries in Sacramento, California. This ministry is a live-in home with a program for women who have been through difficult situations. Women were there for addictions, abuse, drugs, eating disorders, and so on. All these women had different backgrounds and different stories. Many people could judge them and say that they got themselves into their situations. Many of these women have a completely…

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  • Patagonia Field Course

    1. Why are you interested in the Patagonia field course? Last fall, I was elated to transfer to Cornell from my community college in Ann arbor, Michigan, where I received my Associate Degree in Math and Science. At my previous college, I had so many incredible opportunities to learn about the anatomy, physiology, and obscurities of every phylum, through dissections and field work. As my knowledge and respect for wildlife and conservation grew, I was given the opportunity to be the cartographer…

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  • Pursuing A Degree In Radiology Essay

    medicine as a career in my life. One unique thing about medical profession is, we can help to ease the person’s physical sufferings and can bring back smile on his/her face, and I feel it is very rewarding for us. Anatomy was my beloved subject in Medical school, and I always excelled in it. I enjoy the relationship of various structures to each other and cross-sectional anatomy. In the Medical school, my continued diligence granted me with distinction and first rank in the University in…

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  • Becoming A Neurosurgeon

    It takes many years of school and hard work to become a neurosurgeon. Minimum requirements to get a job as a neurosurgeon include four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and three to eight years of internships and residency (okcareerguide). Even after all of the schooling, it is still difficult to become a neurosurgeon. A minimum entry for medical school is three years of college and most people entering already have at least a bachelor’s degree and many have more…

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  • Choosing A Medical Career

    becoming a doctor. During the duration of medical school students are stretched to the max taking double the amount of classes that they did in college and starting hands on training in actual hospitals or doctors’ offices with real patients, a first time for impending doctors. Courses differ depending on the medical school that you attend. Harvard Medical school, one of the most well known and prestigious medical schools, give a basic guideline of what most medical students will take for…

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