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December 4, 2014

Why Care What We Wear?


I recently read an article that focused on the effect of a doctor’s attire on the patient-physician relationship. As you are probably well aware, before the clinical years, most schools give specific instructions about what “professional attire” entails: no low cut tops, no short skirts, no tattered jeans, and, well, no jeans. They say that the way we dress is not only a sign of respect for the patient but for the medical profession as a whole. We are, after all, dealing with some of the most intimate aspects of...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

December 1, 2014

Public Health in the Age of the Internet


December 1st was World AIDS day. It is a the day many sport the AIDS ribbon or at least something red to symbolize and memorialize the people who have died from this scourge. But just bubbling under the surface of of the tweets and ...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

November 30, 2014

Can't Wait for Winter Break!

This is a very challenging time of year--winter break is so close yet so far away! I'm currently on my neurology rotation, and it is the first rotation with which I have not been in love. It's interesting, and the residents and attendings I've worked with are terrific tea...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

November 29, 2014

Not Just Yet

Third-year medical students wear many hats at the hospital. More often than not, we have no say in which one gets placed squarely on our own head. So, we learn to roll with it, whichever one it may be. To a naive first-year medical student, we appear to be light years ahe...

Posted By: Felix Lee  

November 28, 2014

Psychiatry Clerkship Primer

I recently finished my Psychiatry rotation. It was, surprisingly for me, my favorite rotation thus far. I'm not sure yet if it was because of the pathology or the mentor at my site--likely a combo of both. Psychiatry is a unique rotation; one that I found to be both intel...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

November 28, 2014

Holiday Season Wish List for Third Year


Last night, my American classmates and I created a Thanksgiving celebration of our own over here in Israel. It was complete with turkey, stuffing, pies, and, of course, all the festive shouting that we remember from our Thanksgivings growing up. Since it's ...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

November 25, 2014

Small Gestures at the VA Hospital

So far, neurology has been interesting. I'm at the Bronx VA, and the patients we see have deficits that range from mild to devastating. They are often, but not always, related to their time in the armed forces.

Sometimes, we are consulted to determine whether a pa...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

November 23, 2014

When Patients Deny Care

She was a 32-year-old woman presenting to us with chronic joint pain. As soon as she entered the room, it was apparent: rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The joints in her fingers were swollen, and the story fit as well. While she could still flex and extend at her joints, this ...

Posted By: Abraar Karan  

November 23, 2014

November 18, 2014

Mental Health and John Doe


It's another cool morning, as I get out of my car and make the short walk from the parking garage to the hospital. At this point, I am in the 4th week of my psychiatry rotation and already know...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

 
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