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May 18, 2014

Care for the Disabled

"I'm going to send you in to see this next patient. She is wheelchair-bound and has an intellectual disability. Please find out why they came to see me. 

With that, I walked over to the examination room and knocked. When I heard the muffled, "Come In," I entered. In the cramped room sat a middle-aged woman in a wheelchair accompanied by her caretaker. I extended my hand to greet both of them and sat down then asked if there was any relation.

"I'm her younger sister," responded a woman that looked weathered and more like an older sibling.

"What brings you in today?" I asked.

"Well, she has had this sore on her buttocks for the last coupl...

Posted By: Amanda Xi  

May 16, 2014

Studying for Step 1: It's great, It's fun, It's hell, It sucks.

Gotta love first years. They always have this wonderful doe-eyed optimism and fear about the future. I remember that look; it was a permanent expression the first month of medical school. But it's weird seeing it on someone else's face. By now they are a little more experienced an...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

May 13, 2014

Invictus: Masters of Our Disease

This young boy presented to us on our outreach program during our final days abroad. The picture doesn't do perfect justice, but his sclerae were extremely yellow. His mother told us a familiar story of cold sweats, recurring fevers, joint pains, and vomiting. When we pressed on his fingernails, they ...

Posted By: Rick Pescatore  

May 12, 2014

Goodbye Second Year

This school year seemed as though it would never end, yet here I am nine months later and all finished with second year. When I started medical school, it was a huge adjustment. Since I'm in the MD/MPH program I sometimes had class from 8AM to 8PM. I had not yet really figured out...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

May 12, 2014

Would you let a med student help take care of you?

No one wants to be cared for by a rookie. We all want our loved ones to be under the care of a seasoned physician -- someone who has seen everything and can handle anything. Yet we often forget that in order for those seasoned physicians to exist, they had to go through years...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

May 7, 2014

Move Over McDonalds: Learning Nutrition in Another Country

Yesterday, almost exactly 11 months to the day after I landed in this new country, I was keeping the tradition of Israeli independence day by watching fireworks and attending a barbecue. The night before, as we walked down the streets packed with kids holding balloons and noisemak...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

May 6, 2014

Battle Hymn of the Medical Student

The leviathan comes, steady, unflinching as its march of destruction lays waste to all in its path.
I have prepared myself best I can knowing full well the horrors of those who have faced it before me.
Many fell in the line of duty and the survivors left scarred perman...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

May 5, 2014

Politics in Medicine

Since moving to Pennsylvania, I've begun to dabble in my small town's local politics. I attend borough council meetings and sit in on commission hearings. A few weeks ago, I was appointed as chairman of one of the small boards convened by council. On the weekends, I've stumped doo...

Posted By: Rick Pescatore  

May 4, 2014

Praise for Surgery

What was once so daunting and a source of so much consternation in the start of a new rotation has become at last, at its worst, merely "comfortable." But at its best, being evaluated by new physicians, interviewing a new class of patients, writing notes, formulating the different...

Posted By: Bryce Krishna Cragg  

May 4, 2014

Reflections on my OB/GYN Rotation

During these past few weeks, I have had the privilege to watch childbirth. In the time leading up to the birth, I’ve learned the patient’s story and gotten to know the people who have accompanied her to the hospital. No two stories are the same. Sure, there are th...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

 
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