The Intersection of Healthcare and Civic Responsibility

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.

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Through My Eyes: Prepping for Step 1

Alexa Mieses, MD/MPH Candidate, Class of 2016, talks about prepping for Step 1, the medical licensing exam taken by all second-year medical students.

Alexa Mieses is an MD/MPH Candidate, Class of 2016

 

Jake on Third Year

Jake Prigoff, Class of 2016, discusses the structure of ISMMS’s third year of medical school and his expectations.

Jake Prigoff is an MD candidate, Class of 2016

Artistic Expressions: A Poem on Schizophrenia

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.”

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