From Middle English medicin , from Old French , from Latin medicīna (the healing art, medicine, a physician’s shop, a remedy, medicine”), feminine of medicinus (of or belonging to physic or surgery, or to a physician or surgeon”), from medicus (a physician, surgeon”), from medeor (I heal”). I have heard that there is a lot of memorization in medical school, that was one of the things that discouraged me from studying medicine. Please note that you can apply for both the standard Medicine course (A100) and the Graduate Course in Medicine (A101).
Different operative terms have been adopted that were deemed to be value-neutral: ‘Allopathic medicine’ refers to traditional or conventional medicine (as taught in medical schools) and ‘non-allopathic therapies’ refer to complementary or alternative medicine.
Doctor Gordon who still leads CMBM as Executive Director, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.
The Greek physician Galen was also one of the greatest surgeons of the ancient world and performed many audacious operations, including brain and eye surgeries.After the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the onset of the Early Middle Ages,the Greek tradition of medicine went into decline in Western Europe,although it continued uninterrupted in the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire.
Western, scientific medicine has proven uniquely effective at treating and preventing some diseases while wholly inadequate in treating others. Podiatric medicine is the study of, diagnosis, and medical & surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, lower limb, hip and lower back.