Pre-Medical Students Gain Fresh Approach to Anatomy, Physiology Through New Website MedicalScienceNavigator.com
Site Founder Margaret Thompson Reece, PhD hopes to alleviate student anxiety over the volume of facts they must learn
17 Sep, 2013, 08:40 ET
MANLIUS, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge in science is expanding at an exponential rate, causing pre-med students to fear that they will not be able to learn it all. Their anxiety is enhanced by a need to attain high grades in physiology and anatomy in order to gain entrance into extremely competitive professional training programs in healthcare. To address this problem, Margaret Thompson Reece, PhD, Physiologist, and University of California Davis alumnus, has created a new website at http://www.medicalsciencenavigator.com.
Students complain that there is so much to absorb in physiology and anatomy and so little time to study. They struggle to recognize key concepts and to remember what they read and hear in lecture. They wrestle with panic that they really may not be able to learn this material. In response, MedicalScienceNavigator.com helps pre-medical college students learn the basic principles of how the human body operates and how to incorporate evolving scientific knowledge into those principles.
When Dr. Thompson Reece first studied physiology 30 years ago, fewer details were known about how a human body functions. However, basic principles of physiology learned then remain the same today, and they adapt well to embrace new discoveries. At her website she shares her insights about how new data help to revise and expand the original beliefs. Students will also find strategies for remembering key concepts, for reducing their study time, and for avoiding common mistakes that occur in these courses.
Dr. Thompson Reece is certain that now is a time to encourage young people to enter the medical profession. It is also time for students' mentors to be clear about how students should study the science of medicine. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the United States will soon bring more patients to doctor's offices and to hospitals. There is a looming need worldwide to train more doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and therapists. Increased activity in the healthcare industry will provide many well-paying jobs and benefit struggling economies.
For tips on how to get started please visit http://www.medicalsciencenavigator.com
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