Five weeks in Medellin, Colombia

Greetings! On behalf of Dr. Jorge Tolosa, MD, MSCE and recent OHSU graduate,  Britt Severson, MD, MPH, I will spend five weeks in Medellin, Colombia working on a research project involving tobacco...

1 down, 3 to go

Ah, summer. Despite the recent rain, it’s nice that the summer is finally here. Our faculty and upper class people have all been pleasantly referring to this as “The Last Summer Break of Your...

Meeting my future

As my classroom education winds down – I’m in the very last week of basic science classes now – I spent several days getting a glimpse of my future education. I headed to Seattle for the...

Film: Voices And Concerns of the Uninsured & Underinsured Millions

Health Care Equality Week culminated in a health screening fair on March 11, 2012, at O'Bryant Park in conjunction with PotLuck in the Park. This was the 5th Annual health screening fair (formerly...

Role-model

Model patients. That small sentence almost implies that there is supposed to be an ideal that our patients are working towards, but actually it is more descriptive of part the training medical...

Reflections on community service through iCHEE

I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this program. The experience was eye-opening in so many ways. I grew up in Portland and I didn't know that such a place like the VOZ Work Center...

The Final Countdown

If you can read the board in this picture, you will see what has been striking fear into my heart for days now. Not “Pig meeting — Dr. Morgan will be talking about painful sex taco bar.”...

Med students relax INTENSELY

Question: How do medical students at OHSU stay balanced? What do they do for fun? Medical students stay balanced by relaxing INTENSELY. The logic goes as follows: If one studies and trains...

This learning curve feels more like an icy cliff

“Okay Mr. X, little poke… “ Ouch! “Nearly there…” [Mr. X is beginning to not-so-subtly pull his hand away from me] “Shoot.  Okay…just a few more minutes….” The...

Students still focused on crisis of uninsurance, unequal care

One general truth I’ve learned about health: Ignoring a problem rarely makes it go away. Imagine you regularly get winded and feel your chest clench up for a minute after climbing stairs. Yes, if...