A Plan with Not Quite Enough Time

“Patient is a 26 y/o otherwise healthy, devastatingly handsome male with a history of PSVT. He presents to the ED with three ex-EMS personnel all equipped in softball attire. Patient states that...

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...

Nepal

I'm behind on several papers, some stats homework and the apartment could use a little picking up. All that's been the normal state of affairs for the past year. What has caught me a...

Only Three Minutes

Let’s pretend you’ve signed up for the Three Minute Thesis. What that means is you’ve got three minutes to explain your thesis—both the results and significance of your project—to a...

…I Should Just Leave

This occurred to me while waiting my turn to deliver my 3 minute thesis (3MT) talk during Research Week. It seemed so easy; I could just stand up and walk away. When they called my name there...

Friday

It was Friday. Finally. The day had been circled, stared, and highlighted on the calendar, serving as a constant reminder to prepare my mind and hedge my future. Weeks out, my friends had noted...

Up a Wall Without a Paddle… Or Something Like That

I'm not crazy, but people have given me looks that suggest otherwise. These situations usually occur after I've mentioned I'm a graduate student. The probability of receiving the "look" increases...

Null Data, or What It Isn’t

Fourth year. It means different things to different people. Sometimes it means the end is in sight, you have a paper out and next year you will graduate. Sometimes it means that the end was in sight,...

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...

I Am Bad at Science

  This was the conclusion I reached on Friday. What else could explain the fact that my previous experiment, after months of work, did not work, and my current experiment, designed to...