A trip to Paradise

Brianna Pickering, M.D. Class of 2022 Some smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifted into OHSU last week. I stared at the haze as I descended in the tram, taking a mental journey back...

Centering Houselessness

Medical students’ experiences listening to people who are houseless By Caroline King, Cameron Fisher, Jacob Johnson and Arum Chun This year, the four of us - Caroline King, Cameron Fisher, Jacob...

Students at the 2018 OMA Conference: The Future of Medicine, Now

Audrey Tran, M.D. Class of 2021 It was a historic day for the Oregon Medical Association (OMA) at their 2018 Annual Conference. First, the OMA was slated to induct Dr. Fred Williams, an...

Ideas to Action: AMWA 2018 Conference

Alex Hernandez, M.D. Class of 2019 To build community across all levels of medical training, a small group of medical students revived the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) at OHSU in...

Borrowed Time

Jenna M. Davison, M.D./M.P.H. class of 2022 Have you ever heard the phrase borrowed time? The dictionary defines it as the uncontrolled  postponement of something that is inevitable. When someone...

Stronger than Vibranium

Taj Taher, M.D. class of 2021, Vice President, OHSU SNMA It’s been a month since our crew from Oregon Health & Science University visited San Francisco for the Annual Medical Education...

Reflections on gun violence

On April 20, OHSU Students Against Gun Violence organized a rally with a variety of speakers sharing their perspectives on the impacts of gun violence. One speaker was M.D./Ph.D. student Caroline...

His Life for Ours

Monique Hedmann, M.P.H., M.D. Class of 2020, shared this poem at the annual OHSU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 16, 2018. She included the following background about this poem for...

The Power of Continuity: Reflections from the Safety Net

StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post by Sylvia Peterson-Perry, MS3 who is dually-enrolled in the M.D. and MPH programs.  I first met John* while on my 3rd year inpatient internal...

Assessing maternal health in Ethiopia

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from Elena Phoutrides, MS2, a student in the joint M.D./M.P.H. program. Elena is working abroad this summer in Tigray, Ethiopia thanks in part to the...