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Travis Driscoll, a medical school applicant from Berkeley, Calif., studies for the revamped MCAT. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

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Diagnosis by text or a phone call is often convenient and popular with patients. But is it good medicine? Apriori/iStockphoto hide caption

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Texas Puts Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

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UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Doctor On Demand hide caption

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The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

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Science-based guidelines say there's no benefit to getting an EKG of heart activity before routine cataract surgery — even if the patient is old. But most doctors order such tests anyway. Bull's Eye/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

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Dr. Raj Mangrulkar and medical student Jesse Burk-Rafel at the University of Michigan Medical School. Good communication skills, teamwork and adaptability will help doctors thrive through swift changes in medical science, Mangrulkar says. Leisa Thompson/Courtesy of University of Michigan Medical School hide caption

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

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