My preceptor would call this a “Pandora’s Box” case. Do not open the conversation if you are not prepared to grapple with all of its consequences. This is what I am thinking as I interview Ms...
My introduction to the Holocaust came at a family Passover Seder when I could not have been older than six. My grandmother clasped her hand around my wrist, lamenting that it was too skinny, and pointed to the food I had swirled around on my plate, urging me to please, eat...
What does it take to get into medical school today?High MCAT scores. Pre-requisites galore, coupled with a stellar GPA. Research experience. Clinical experience.
I am in a room with 1,500 other people. Some are physicians; some are interested in business; there are lawyers, researchers, journalists, songwriters, dancers; some are patients with stories to tell...
"So. Why did you choose medicine?"During the first few weeks of medical school, this question came up a lot in the context of getting to know our fellow classmates.
A few months ago, I went to a talk by a health economist. “How many of you think cost will factor into your decision-making with patients?” he asked the audience of medical students.
The woman sitting across from me is eighty-one years old. I am sitting on her couch, not a straight-backed chair, and she is reclining on her sofa, not a hospital bed.
What is the most important characteristic a medical student should have?Intelligence? Empathy? Time management?I recently came across an article by Dr.
Last year, while I was interviewing to get into medical school, one of my interviewers asked me: “What was the most difficult situation you ever faced, and how did you deal with it?”I started talking...
On our first day of physiology, our professor showed us a picture of an elephant. He let us look at it for several seconds and then asked: what is this?
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