The White House reflections

I have been lucky to somehow accomplish a number of milestones in my lifetime: graduate college, enter medical school, build a company, spearhead a premiere medical technology conference, pen a blog...

Ready

Originally published on The Biopsy. “Are your ready to see this patient?” asked my attending. This patient was a young mother-to-be, otherwise healthy with her first baby on the way. I had...

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...

Reflections from year one

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this post, reprinted with permission from Roheet's blog, The Biopsy. "What is your hand on?" the surgeon asked, her question punctuated by the whirr of the...

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...

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...

Fireside diagnosis

During medical school, we are awash with a non-stop flow of information. It can be overwhelming at times, and we occasionally wonder whether the material will actually stick over the long term....

Camaraderie

"Any questions?" the admissions panel member asked. My hand shot up, "How competitive are your students amongst each other?" Other premed applicants nodded their heads in approval; it was...

Dissect

  We first-year medical students had our first lab session a few weeks ago. We gloved up, scrubbed up, and wielded a scalpel - the key to uncovering the secrets hidden below our skin. My...