Med School Parenting Made Easy With This One Simple Trick!

When people learn that I am both a medical student and a single mom, there are a few questions they tend to ask. These include: “Are you insane?” “Do you have a live-in nanny?” “How...

Preceptorship!

One of the big draws to OHSU for me was the preceptorship program. I was a medical scribe for 2 years previous to medical school, and I love clinical medicine. You meet all kinds of wonderful and...

Let’s talk about death

Medical school is intense, and I am not just talking about the science. People invite their doctors into their lives in very intimate ways, and illness makes us vulnerable in a way few other things...

Lessons learned

StudentSpeak is pleased to feature this excerpt from Caitlin Harrington Brown, MS2. Caitlin's original post appeared on the web site for Women in Thoracic Surgery. I am a second year medical...

What is a preceptorship?

That was the exact question I was asking myself when I started medical school and even up until my first day at the clinic. There isn’t a very good definition on Wikipedia and it’s definitely...

Dream big, Little One

StudentSpeak is pleased to publish this guest post by Jessica Petrovich, MS2. Jess participated in one of OHSU's Science Education programs helping inspire and support underrepresented students in...

Family ties

StudentSpeak is pleased to publish this guest post by Jesse Goldfarb, MS2. Jesse participated in OHSU’s student-led peer mentoring program for first-year and second-year students. Questionably...

Little Big Sib

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post by Julia Armendariz, MS2. Julia participated in OHSU's student-led peer mentoring program for first-year and second-year students. Medical school...

It’s a seller’s market here in Portland

I’m sure I’m not the only student who was affected by the absolutely insane real estate market here in Portland. Right after I received my acceptance to OHSU, being the overachiever I am, I...

Top 4 tips for being the child of a medical student

The following is a post written by an anonymous guest author as a companion piece to the AMA article "Top 10 Tips for Living with a Medical Student." 1. Keep track of their schedule. You are...