Little joys

"One can have, it turns out, an affection for the war years." - Steve Martin Listicles are often berated as lazy, short, psuedo-pop articles not worth the time it takes to spell check listicle....

When seeing becomes a different kind of believing

There is something wonderful when you truly see a person for the first time. I’m not talking about “Hey, we ran into each other and now we're friends,” but rather I mean the moment when you...

Learning begins at the end of your comfort zone

StudentSpeak is pleased to feature this excerpt from Caitlin Harrington Brown, MS4. Caitlin’s original post appeared on the web site for Women in Thoracic Surgery. Surgeons are like...

Pause here

When I got accepted to OHSU’s PA program, my husband and I made the decision to keep our home base in Bend and have me return from Portland every weekend. I have, to date, driven 349 hours in 51...

Just tell me a story…

I think we can all relate in the fact that we each know people who seem more adept at storytelling. They build suspense, they hold the punch line until exactly the right moment, they kill it during...

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...

Thailand Experience – Culture of Wellness

Norma is part of cohort of nursing students traveling and studying in Thailand. Learn more about OHSU Global Southeast Asia.  Read about the recent trip to Thailand in this exchange Close your...

Through the eyes of a “difficult” patient

During shift change you get a hand-off on one of your patients, “a 68 year old Chinese man who was admitted again for fluid over load because he continues to be noncompliant with his medications...

Mortal responsibility

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I love to read. As a kid, I was what you could call a “half-tomboy/half-bookworm.” I could usually be found doing either one of two things:...