The Virtue of Patience: Medical School Admissions & The Waitlist

The Virtue of Patience: Medical School Admissions & The Waitlist

For patients, actually being patient can be the most difficult part of receiving healthcare. For some, this ends in the waiting room, but others, unfortunately, anxiously await insurance approval, test results, surgery, transplants, and sometimes—even death. The list of things patients wait for is long, but in medicine, patients aren’t the only ones who need patience.

Can Physicians Also Be Political Advocates?

Can Physicians Also Be Political Advocates?

As medical students, we are torn: can we express political opinions? Will it affect my residency application? Will future patients see it and decide to seek out a second opinion with a physician who is opinion-less on political issues? We take an oath to be inclusive, to treat everyone equally regardless of race, gender or religion. How do we defend that oath but still remain neutral?

Doubting Modern Medicine through Memes

Doubting Modern Medicine through Memes

Conspiracy theorists like the “anti-vaxxers” spread a dangerous strain of anti-intellectualism, and their efforts are rewarded by outbreaks of previously obsolete diseases (and preventable deaths). We need to analyze and fully understand their methods.

Deep Freeze: Why residency programs should pay for trainees’ egg freezing

Deep Freeze: Why residency programs should pay for trainees’ egg freezing

As women make up more of the physician workforce, it’s becoming more evident that women in their training years are also in their prime reproductive years. And residency programs need to recognize that.

High-Yield Lecture Hacks for Professors

High-Yield Lecture Hacks for Professors

The former high school teacher in me says there is room for improvement in medical school pedagogy. In fact, I have noticed some high-yield and easy-to-implement teaching “hacks” that would improve overall instructional practice and student understanding if they were consistently instituted by each professor during every lecture.

Making Health: The Future of Medicine

Making Health: The Future of Medicine

Designing and making with patients would flip the current dynamic of medical education, making us feel empowered to solve problems in healthcare even at this early stage in our career. Fueled by patient engagement and creativity, medical making could produce many dividends for the future of high-quality, patient-centered care.