Category: medical students

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Death & Dying: Finding Meaning in Loss

05 Dec 2018

By Vaidehi Mujumdar April of 2017, Siddhartha Mukherjee wrote a piece in The New Yorker called “Love in the Time of Numbness; Or Doctor Chekhov, Writer.’ The last line was: "Beauty in all of it...

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Black Clouds

22 Nov 2018

by Alyssa Brown      “You won’t see much with Dr. C on call this weekend because he’s a white cloud,” mumbled my attending.  I immediately asked what he meant. He gave me a withering lo...

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The Importance of Mentorship and Experiences

31 Oct 2018

By Fabiola Valenzuela As one of the winners of an essay contest held by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (https://www.utrgv.edu/school-of-medicine/) Surgery Department a...

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Becoming a Woman in Surgery

25 Oct 2018

by Rachel Salinas Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career...

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Do you dare to be you?

10 Oct 2018

By Dr. Jaime D. Lewis   Do you dare to be you? Have you taken a chance on yourself to live out your dreams? To be true to the voices inside your heart? When was the last time you trul...

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What Interviewers Don’t Say

10 Sep 2018

AWS National Medical Student Committee Tweetchat September 17, 2018 8 PM EST By Shree Agrawal Congratulations! You have finished your third year of medical school, and hopefully you are nearing ...