Nursing School Is Not Hard…

Before I get my classmates ticked off at me for saying that, let me clarify by saying that it is not hard, just challenging- and no they are not the same! I made this disclaimer to a group of...

What Not to Do in Grad School

Rebecca Hood, Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience As I finish up my fifth year in graduate school, I’d like to share some lessons about things to not do that I’ve learned during my time...

Transforming the next generation of physician leaders

Audrey Tran, M.D. class of 2021 “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” -Victor Hugo At 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday, I was rushing through the PDX airport to catch an...

Your Provider Is Running Behind

Andrew Summers, M.D. class of 2019 An elderly woman sat alone, hunched over with frail hands clasped together. Her eyes fixated on the wall, yet seeing something else.  The air thick with...

Santosha

As a dietetic intern, similar to other students going through rotations or clinicals, I essentially start a new job every few weeks. I meet new people, learn new practices, and get lost trying to...

His Life for Ours

Monique Hedmann, M.P.H., M.D. Class of 2020, shared this poem at the annual OHSU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 16, 2018. She included the following background about this poem for...

Volunteering for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

  Our Guest post today is from Valerie Spear, PMHNP-BC and DNP Class of 2018. Valerie recently graduated from the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at OHSU and is...

Imposters, white coats and Dorothy & Toto

I know this title sounds crazy, but stay with me guys, I promise this all makes sense:) Hello everyone! My name is Kelly, I am a sophomore Bachelor's with a major in nursing student at OHSU's...

Find the Time and Integrate

How do I have time for this? I asked myself when I signed up to be a Student Blogger. I don’t know what provoked the moment of inspiration where I thought, “Well that could be fun!” At times, I...

The trust fall

Trust the System. That’s what they told us on the first day of orientation. For 42 predominately type A personalities trust is something that is not easily dispensed; it is something that is...