Stronger than Vibranium

Taj Taher, M.D. class of 2021, Vice President, OHSU SNMA It’s been a month since our crew from Oregon Health & Science University visited San Francisco for the Annual Medical Education...

The fourth trimester

After 40 plus weeks of laborious (pun intended) and miraculous work, a baby is born into the world. It is a long-awaited joyous day. For months, friends and family help prepare for the new...

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...

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...

A little bit luckier

For two harrowing weeks, I experienced the health care system from the other side. My grandmother, visiting from India, had a fall that turned into an emergency room visit that turned into an...

Bending, breaking, and building

Not too long ago, I was faced with a choice; do I take undergraduate organic chemistry with the “easy” professor or the professor with a reputation for being incredibly difficult and robbing...