The Differential
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October 4, 2012

Gender and Racial Bias in Science

A recent study conducted at Yale University found that gender bias exists in science. Surprise, surprise. The subjects included 127 science faculty members from research-intensive universities. They were given the curriculum vitae (CV) belonging to a hypothetical student interested in applying for a position as Lab Manager. Half of the faculty members received a CV with a female name on it; the other half received an identical CV, however the name attached to it was male. Even though the CV's were identical in every way (except the name), the female applicant was rated lower on hireability, competen...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

October 4, 2012

Take Note!

One summer toward the end of high school, I finally cleaned under my bed. Rummaging through books, CDs, old soccer trophies (I participated!) and many other relics of my younger self, I found a French language workbook. Flipping through the pages, I came to the embarassing reali...

Posted By: Matt Wiepking  

October 2, 2012

Problem-Based Life

One of my favorite parts about medical school has been problem-based learning. Our school is pretty heavy on PBL -- six hours a week we meet in our small groups instead of having lecture. During our first year, we'd receive a case, go through it together, and form learning objecti...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

October 1, 2012

It's Personal

My higher education journey started at Bard College at Simon's Rock - a tiny liberal arts college tucked away in the beautifully secluded Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. When I first learned about the institution through the glossy pages of a magazine, it was love at first si...

Posted By: Amanda Xi  

September 29, 2012

My Brush With Fame

In December of 2011, I saw a casting call for an NBC "Dream Date" audition that would entail giving my wife a surprise date. I loved the idea of having a glamorous night out-all expenses paid -- especially because we are both poor medical students.

I emailed NBC with my be...

Posted By: Brian Wu  

September 27, 2012

Different Medicine

Yesterday was my last day in the SICU. It was a month filled with exposure to the best medicine we have — no expense nor trouble spared in ensuring the most up to date care and cutting-edge treatment. I signed one more note, checked my math on tomorrow’s TPN, and heade...

Posted By: Rick Pescatore  

September 26, 2012

Weekend Escape

The sky was blue and clear of clouds when I walked out of the hospital on Friday. My short white coat stayed behind, abandoned on a wire hanger in the back of the ICU office. After a few months straight of wards by weekday and ambulances or ERs on weekends, it was time to escape f...

Posted By: Rick Pescatore  

September 25, 2012

To Deal With The Dying

It was summer and I was working in the emergency department. This must have been 2009 -- a summer when the nights were particularly hot, and I was still new to my job. There was intensity in the department throughout the evening. It was the kind of shift when the stirring in your ...

Posted By: Casey Sharpe  

September 24, 2012

Getting In - Part 2

Four months after my first interview invite, I am on three waitlists. My last decision date is May 4th.

My hope starts to dwindle again. I brainstorm possibilities for the upcoming year and begin the AmeriCorps application process. I look into various internship opportuni...

Posted By: Amanda Xi  

September 24, 2012

My 6 Essential Supplies

I'm sitting in Starbucks studying (a tradition so established that the employees here are even starting to ask what we're learning in medical school each week), and was just asked by a gentleman if I had a scrap piece of paper. I looked in my bag for a second to get one and realiz...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

 
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