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January 5, 2015

Humans Need Not Apply

It's the beginning of the new year, and, as is customary, most people's thoughts are for the future and what it holds. My friend Tammy from Israel sent this video about robots taking control of almost every facet of human life in the coming years; honestly, I agree with its conclusions. CGP Grey isn't one to make illogical conclusions.

It does prompt really deep questions for the fate of humanity going forward. The most important part is the role of robots in healthcare. Apparently Watson, the IBM computer that won Jeopardy's day job, is being a doctor (sort of). Primarily, it interprets the me...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

January 1, 2015

Imposter Medical Student


Inspired by an episode of Bob’s Burgers, I watched both Die Hard and

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

December 31, 2014

Year-End Thoughts

2014 had many good things and many bad things. In either case, it's over. I don't make a habit of making too many resolutions. Most of them end up forgotten by March. I have started playing guitar again. I've only learned one song recently and that's "Grandma's Hands" by ...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

December 27, 2014

What's Your Go-To Dish?

It's the halfway point in third year. Four months of internal medicine--or eternal medicine at my school--then two months of pediatrics. My brain is goo, and the holidays could not have come at a better time. I have two weeks to refuel and catch up on sleep and apartment ...

Posted By: Felix Lee  

December 24, 2014

Medical Students and Social Causes

Anyone who has a TV or access to the internet has followed the controversy surrounding the Michael Brown and Eric Garner events. The stories are tragic and have sparked a national debate about proper police actions, as well as race relations and social injustice.&nbs...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

December 23, 2014

How Was Your Year?


As 2014 comes to an end, I can’t help but reflect on the year I’ve had. The transition from 3rd to 4th year was pretty exciting. This was the year that I applied for residency and started on my interview trail. I’m already beginning t...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

December 23, 2014

Why Should Doctors Care about Human Rights?

One of my most important interests and areas of study aside from clinical practice is human rights. This topic is highly complex—an amalgam of politics, law, business, and health—and many clinicians may rightfully wonder why physicians should care about the fi...

Posted By: Abraar Karan  

December 21, 2014

Being the Patient

It as been difficult to find time to write these days. However, if ever there were a thing to write about, my brush with death would be it. Okay, I seriously did not have a brush with death but I certainly felt as though I were almost dead.

A few days ago, I retur...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

December 21, 2014

Christmas Desert Depressive Syndrome


When you live in a foreign country and speak the language very poorly at best, people ask you on a daily basis where you are from. Since I spent the first 22 years of my life in Boston, this is my automatic answer to the question, even though I've rarely re...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

December 20, 2014

Anesthesia Clerkship Primer

I just finished my anesthesia elective clerkship. Not a required rotation, I did this on suggestion of an 'ologist that I met during my OBGYN rotation. I told him I was currently interested in EMED; I wanted to have variety, do procedures, work within a team, and have opp...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

 
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