Jackie Hairston, ISMMS MD Candidate, Class of 2016, recounts how she approached her third year of medical school.
Roberta Sefcik, ISMMS MD Student, Class of 2016, talks about how her love of writing and playing bagpipe music helps her process her experiences in med school.
I had a lot of mixed feelings about participating in the White Coats for Black Lives Die-In protesting racism and police brutality back in December. My initial excitement gave way to fear and hesitation as the protest began. I had the fortune of sharing in this demonstration hand in hand with Dr. Reena Karani. The connection I felt between us transformed my fear into pride and empowerment.
Kamini Doobay, Class of 2017, wrote the following poem shortly after Schizophrenia was covered in class and she saw a patient with the disease in the hospital. From the author: “This is my attempt to write a narrative poem about a patient based in a time/culture when typical antipsychotics dominated and when there was much less awareness and understanding of the disease. Though the medications have improved and lives are better, we are far from perfect.”
This week was a little unusual for two reasons. First, we did not have an exam. Second, I was away at a conference the previous week, presenting my research. Therefore, I spent a lot of time catching up on things (e.g. sleep, errands etc.).
11:30AM: Wake up and walk my dog
12PM: Eat breakfast/lunch and answer emails