The patching of a bleeding heart

The following has been selectively fictionalized to protect the identities of those involved and events that occurred. Names, races, ages, times, conditions, details and more have been modified...

Health Care Equity Week 2015

  Note: If you’d like to get involved with HCEW, please contact Taryn Hansen (cansler@ohsu.edu) First and second year medical students spend a lot of time in classrooms. Despite...

Instituting “Affective Time Outs”

StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post by Larissa Guran, MPH, MS2. Instituting “Affective Time Outs” originally appeared on the blog, Wing of Zock.  This year, Oregon Health &...

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...

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...

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...

Global voices

StudentSpeak is pleased to share the experiences of summer participants in the Global Health Center’s scholarship programs. Jenny Kan, MS2 Understanding the Use of Intravenous (IV) Therapy in...

Assessing maternal health in Ethiopia

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from Elena Phoutrides, MS2, a student in the joint M.D./M.P.H. program. Elena is working abroad this summer in Tigray, Ethiopia thanks in part to the...

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...