Weight Bias in Healthcare: An Opportunity for Action

Leigh Richards, B.S. with a major in nursing, Class of 2021 In 2013, I found myself the recipient of some alarming news regarding my cervix. I returned a voicemail from my gynecologist and found...

Never Give Up – there is a bright day out there! #drudnischay

"It is wonderful, but difficult". Referring to a scientist's life, these words by a speaker hit home for me hard. This statement is a feeling that comes with pursuing any passion. Along with...

My Experience at the State Hospital

  This last term I had the pleasure of doing my clinicals at the State Hospital and working with clients who have mental illnesses. Let me tell you, it was quite the experience for me in...

A trip to Paradise

Brianna Pickering, M.D. Class of 2022 Some smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifted into OHSU last week. I stared at the haze as I descended in the tram, taking a mental journey back...

Celebrating Men in Nursing

The term “male nurse” or even worse “murse” is not without its share of differing perspectives and opinions, yet at the heart of the matter lies the fact that anyone with dedication,...

Showcasing success with PM&R student interest group

Margeaux Berroth, M.D. Class of 2020 I was joined by two of my classmates, Emma Rickles and Gabriel Wilds, both members of the M.D. Class of 2019, in presenting our poster at the national...

Centering Houselessness

Medical students’ experiences listening to people who are houseless By Caroline King, Cameron Fisher, Jacob Johnson and Arum Chun This year, the four of us - Caroline King, Cameron Fisher, Jacob...

Students at the 2018 OMA Conference: The Future of Medicine, Now

Audrey Tran, M.D. Class of 2021 It was a historic day for the Oregon Medical Association (OMA) at their 2018 Annual Conference. First, the OMA was slated to induct Dr. Fred Williams, an...

Ideas to Action: AMWA 2018 Conference

Alex Hernandez, M.D. Class of 2019 To build community across all levels of medical training, a small group of medical students revived the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) at OHSU in...

Borrowed Time

Jenna M. Davison, M.D./M.P.H. class of 2022 Have you ever heard the phrase borrowed time? The dictionary defines it as the uncontrolled  postponement of something that is inevitable. When someone...