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...

Kidneys and confidence

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post by Ben Houser, MS3. Ben participated as a mentor in the MIKE program through an elective course open to MS1 and MS2 students. “One of the...

Walk on the beach

Making my net

“Mamaaaa. Heyyy Mamaaa! I need fresh water with ice! HEY MAMAAA! It’s morning time!” I glanced at my phone and saw that it was indeed morning time. In fact it was already 6:10...

What do you think she meant?

On Monday morning, I was sick. I also had an immunology exam at 8am. Bristling from the cruel irony, I stopped at a Starbucks near the highway in yoga pants, a T-shirt, and my OHSU badge at...

Bearers of bad news

When your time consists mainly of recycling facts, it becomes surprisingly easy to transition into a binary state - either you're learning, or you're sleeping. While that operative mode allows us...

Giving health a voice

OHSU StudentSpeak is pleased to share this post, reprinted with permission from Carla's blog, Healthvoicepdx. My name is Carla. When I was 5 years old, I remember going out to dinner with my...

The art of studying

During my first year of medical school, I looked forward to writing blog posts. Back then, everything was new so I had a lot to say about what I was experiencing—the clinical exposure, the...