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March 12, 2013

The Genital Encounter

Whether by instinct or socialization, mankind has come to rank its own genitalia among the most sacred and restricted territories in all the world. It's a nearly universal sentiment, and why not? The genitalia are the spring of our future generations, from which arise all the promises and joys of posterity. They are our womanhood and manhood -- at once beacons of our shared intimacy and pleasures, and also mysterious wells of our anxieties and uncertainties. To the young medical student, who not only possesses his or her own genitals, but suffers also from the acute awareness of the innumerable pathologies they m...

Posted By: Casey Sharpe  

March 12, 2013

Big Pharma vs... the Grocery Store?

This probably doesn't come as a shock to anyone who knows me, but I generally favor a more holistic interpretation of medical care. I'm not sure how this happened, but even as a teenager I remember my parents raising an eyebrow as I turned down NyQuil in favor of Echinacea. Last y...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

March 9, 2013

Med Student Amnesia

I still cannot believe I've already learned so much since beginning medical school. If someone were tell me, one year ago, that I'd be studying like a mad dog and actually have learned something applicable to patient care, I may not have believed them. Or maybe I would have, but t...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

March 8, 2013

The Wild West

We stood outside our assigned patient's room and discussed how we would split up the interview and physical exam. After settling on an approach, we entered the room.

She was facing the window so I went over to that side of the bed to introduce myself. After formalities wer...

Posted By: Amanda Xi  

March 7, 2013

This WILL Hurt

My first full-time job was at a community health center that required me to be a trained phlebotomist. I was horrible! Going through the training was like pulling teeth; not only because I had to find 30 volunteers (called in a lot of favors and debts), but because I abhored the i...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

March 6, 2013

The Long Wait

Back in July I mentioned starting the data collection of my emergency medicine research, filled with hope that enrolling eligible and consenting patients would be a cinch. After a very long -- too long, some might say -- eight months, we just recently enrolled our final...

Posted By: Matt Wiepking  

March 6, 2013

What Little We Can Do

Four days ago Isabella's belly started hurting. When she walked gingerly off of the bus and tiptoed to the front door, her mother wondered why the normally rambunctious child had slowed. Isabella climbed onto the couch and lay still while her brother flipped through the television...

Posted By: Rick Pescatore  

March 4, 2013

Weathering Rejection

Last November, I was swamped with commitments. I was juggling trying to keep up with coursework, making progress on my research project and running my AMWA branch. Additionally, I had two important deadlines - one for a position I wanted and another for a conference poster present...

Posted By: Amanda Xi  

March 4, 2013

What My Car Taught Me About Medicine

Last week, I finally took my car in to be fixed. This trip was long overdue for many reasons. First, of course, is the time limitation that comes from being a medical student. Second was the fact that I don't drive very much or very often. And, most importantly, I absolutely hate...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

March 3, 2013

What Type of Med Student Are You?

Last July, I wrote about Dr. Michelle Au's comic, "The 12 Types of Med Students." Before I had even started medical school, I made predictions about the type of medical student I thought I would...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

 
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