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The Taming of the Amygdala

16 Apr 2020

By Jaime D. Lewis The last few weeks have been trying at best. Unprecedented, as they say. Feeling the anxiety of significant uncertainty, I find myself frequently stopping to slow my breathing and n...

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Thank You Without Ceremony

08 Apr 2020

By Francesca Voza Just a few weeks ago, I was preparing for the biggest event of my life: celebrating my medical school graduation at 42 years old. Moreover, I am about to embark on the exciting adve...

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Cura te ipsum — Surgeon heal thyself

01 Apr 2020

By Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD, FACS "Stepping into the operating room to perform heart surgery on a sick patient, being fully in control of the large team of people who are required to do the procedure...

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Not What I Planned, More than I Expected

12 Mar 2020

         It was approaching 3:30 pm in the afternoon as I sat finishing up progress notes for the day.  As I looked at my watch, I felt the feeling of dread start to creep in. At any moment I w...

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The Ins and Outs of Away Rotations

08 Mar 2020

By Shan Lansing Let’s talk about away rotations. Visiting Student Learning Opportunities, are short-term electives traditionally for fourth-year medical students to experience rotations at an insti...

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The Token Foreigner

26 Feb 2020

By Patricia Martinez Quinones “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -   Ralph Waldo Emerson Imagine receiving an email that you have been selec...