Acknowledge is power

It’s a common enough thing, the dissertation defense. The seats are packed with students and faculty members, many of whom you haven’t seen in months. The air is crackling with excitement and...

“PA school cannot be done alone.”

I heard some variation of this phrase throughout my application process – during admissions lunches, from current students and from practicing providers. Prior to PA school I was usually a pretty...

Choosing a surgical subspecialty: My path to Otolaryngology

Choosing a career in medicine was one of the easiest decisions I ever made. Although I was the first out of a family of engineers to go into medicine, it was a natural choice for me. I loved...

Walk on the beach

Making my net

“Mamaaaa. Heyyy Mamaaa! I need fresh water with ice! HEY MAMAAA! It’s morning time!” I glanced at my phone and saw that it was indeed morning time. In fact it was already 6:10...

Global voices

StudentSpeak is pleased to share the experiences of summer participants in the Global Health Center’s scholarship programs. Jenny Kan, MS2 Understanding the Use of Intravenous (IV) Therapy in...

Hold on just a minute

In the breast pocket of my white coat, I carry the beat-up business card that a patient gave me. Every month or two, when I bend over, the card falls out and I remember one of the most remarkable...