medicine

For the student who is afraid to speak up

For the student who is afraid to speak up

During first and second year of medical school it was obvious why I was afraid to speak up. We had tons of information drilled into our head every second of the day. “Oh yea I remember reading that but what was that exact pathway?” The few moments I was comfortable with the information I didn’t feel the need to be a gunner and shoot my hand to the sky before the lecturer finished asking the question.

Ask Away: Pre-Med/Med School Q&A - October Edition

Ask Away: Pre-Med/Med School Q&A - October Edition

Throughout high school, I was an average student. I got mostly B’s to be honest. I never really tried to aim for higher grades like others did because I think I lacked determination. However, I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field. I just finished my first year of college and this year has made me think about aiming higher than a nurse. I am a smart person when I apply myself and I know I could make it if I try hard enough. Do you think I still have a chance getting into a med school? 

Advice for New Interns

Advice for New Interns

My first patient experience in residency was diagnosing and breaking bad news that the patient had metastatic pancreatic cancer, a terminal diagnosis. The gravity helped me immediately realize the seriousness of my words and actions - I was the doctor, and this was my job - I was no longer shielded from difficult discussions by a ‘student’ label. Remember to be careful and considerate with your words and actions, just like you would with any prior job you’ve had. Good ‘customer service’ will carry you far.

How This Olympic-Hopeful Attacks Med School and Fencing

How This Olympic-Hopeful Attacks Med School and Fencing

Two weeks before medical school started, Kamali Thompson tore a ligament in her thumb. While that alone would have been an obstacle the average student, it was multiplied by the fact that Thompson had just started training to make the next Olympic fencing team for Team USA.

Be Your Own Boss: Doctors With an MBA, it's a New Trend

Be Your Own Boss: Doctors With an MBA, it's a New Trend

Thus far, I gained tons of medical knowledge, but it was clear when it came to business comprehension we were left to our own defenses. How do insurance and billing work? Why is everyone always complaining about Medicaid? I was eager to learn about the inner workings of the healthcare industry.