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...

At home on the range

StudentSpeak is pleased to present a guest post by Karli Erickson. Karli's husband, Anfin, is a third-year medical student who hopes to specialize in general surgery. Together they enjoy two lively...

Ready

Originally published on The Biopsy. “Are your ready to see this patient?” asked my attending. This patient was a young mother-to-be, otherwise healthy with her first baby on the way. I had...

Three tips for Step 1 studying

From what I can tell on social media, these lists of things are really popular to read. So, I give to you, the second year medical students, THREE TIPS FOR STEP 1 STUDYING: DO identify a person...

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...

My First Patient

StudentSpeak is pleased to present a guest post by radiation therapy student Annie Mae Jensen. This post is adapted from Annie’s remarks at the 2015 Donor Memorial Service, which honors the...