Being Pre-Med is What I Do, Not Who I am

I recently reconnected with my third grade teacher, Mrs. Garrett. She brought the scrapbook she assembled when I was a student in her class. She had ten students that year and each of us had our own page in the book. I turned to...

Here’s to the Surgical Afficianado Within You

So you want to become a surgeon? Good luck! If you were to ask a surgeon today, he would undoubtedly say that it is much better than it was several years ago. There was a time when self-proclaimed surgeons took glamorous risks...

3 Simple Tips to Maintaining Your Happiness Throughout Med School

In her new book, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect The Practice of Medicine, physician and author Dr. Danielle Ofri writes: “Doctors who are angry, nervous, jealous, burned out, terrified, or ashamed can usually still treat...

An (Epi)Pen That is Mightier than the Sword

Man down. It’s a typical Thanksgiving family get-together. But within ten minutes, your great-uncle takes a stab at the interesting looking sesame salad located behind the steaming sweet potato pie. Immediately after tasting it,...

What is the Most Complex Surgical Procedure?

Surgery…How would you define it? In an eloquent fashion, it can be described as the act of invasively treating a patient’s problem by dissecting into their body in order to access the source of concern and rectify the anatomy....

Oh Hello Flo!

For whatever reason, the concept of “the period” has remained taboo for centuries. In various religious traditions, women are considered impure during menstruation and were often forbidden from partaking in religious rituals or...

Physicians: A History of Healing and Torture

“Primum Non Nocere” – Do No Harm Every year, just before the weather chills and the trees begin to brace themselves against the long nights ahead, loads of medical students around the country gather in...

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