Transforming the next generation of physician leaders

Audrey Tran, M.D. class of 2021 “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” -Victor Hugo At 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday, I was rushing through the PDX airport to catch an...

Your Provider Is Running Behind

Andrew Summers, M.D. class of 2019 An elderly woman sat alone, hunched over with frail hands clasped together. Her eyes fixated on the wall, yet seeing something else.  The air thick with...

Med school life in Zambia

OHSU StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post from Malerie Pratt, a medical student in the M.D. Class of 2018 and a Swindells Family Scholar. I’m thankful for the faculty at OHSU...

Finding balance through racing

OHSU StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post from Cymon Kersch, an M.D./Ph.D. student in the OHSU School of Medicine and recent qualifier for the 2017 triathlon world...

Island at heart

OHSU StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post from Kelsi Chan, medical student in the Class of 2019. She and several OHSU colleagues organized OHSU's first-ever lu'au in November 2016. I...

Learning begins at the end of your comfort zone

StudentSpeak is pleased to feature this excerpt from Caitlin Harrington Brown, MS4. Caitlin’s original post appeared on the web site for Women in Thoracic Surgery. Surgeons are like...

Not a fish

It took a full minute of back scratching and hair stroking before she stirred. "Hey, girlie," I whispered as I leaned over the bed. "I'm going to work now. Can I have a big hug and a...

A lot like love

StudentSpeak is pleased to present a guest post by first-year M.D. student Alice Rear. “What do I do with my hands?” The question occurs to me as soon as I walk in the room. I thought I had...

It all comes down to this

After 30 applications, 35,000 miles in the air, 1,000 miles on the road, 14 security lines, six hotels rooms, eight homes of family and friends, 16 dinners on my best behavior and 22 days of...

Let’s get colorful!

StudentSpeak is pleased to present a guest post by Rajkaran “Raj” Sachdej, a second-year M.D. student and member of the Middle Eastern & South Asian Association (MESAA). Yai re, yai re, zor...