Roberta Sefcik, MD Student, Class of 2016, discuss the flexibility and support she’s received in her education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Roberta Sefcik is an MD Student, Class of 2016

Scheduling the Third Year of Medical School

Jackie Hairston, ISMMS MD Candidate, Class of 2016, recounts how she approached her third year of medical school. https://youtu.be/M-npeawHdEM
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The Therapeutic Powers of Playing the Bagpipes

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. [embed width="560" height="315"]http://youtu.be/RsJ5ZE2hYaI[/embed]
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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: Roberta on Personalized Education

Roberta Sefcik, MD Student, Class of 2016, discuss the flexibility and support she's received in her education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. [embed width="560" height="315"]http://youtu.be/Yjfc9A499QA[/embed] Roberta Sefcik is an MD Student, Class of 2016
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Through My Eyes: Roberta on Third-Year Selectives

Roberta Sefcik, MD Student, Class of 2016, describes her geriatric psychiatry selective she's taking in her third year of medical school. [embed width="560" height="315"]http://youtu.be/DuAs_NbDctM[/embed] Roberta Sefcik is an MD Student, Class of 2016
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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. [embed width="560" height="315"]http://youtu.be/pH9JJDA8VOA?list=PLV5BTjm-U3poiN5O9OlyTz8ttW1S-osW_[/embed] Alexa Mieses is an MD/MPH Candidate, Class of 2016  
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Maria, Maria.

On September 20, 2017 Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, struck Puerto Rico, my home. It destroyed the entire island’s infrastructure and left 3.4 million people without electricity, water, and cell phone service—making internal and external communication, nearly impossible. These are facts. I’d like to get personal. I’d like to share how I was affected by this hurricane. 
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Still Waiting for Someone to Pinch Me

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for beginning medical students that creates a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy in the practice of medicine. Slavena Salve Nissan, MD Candidate 2020, reflects on the ceremony's impact on her first step towards becoming a doctor. 
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So How Do We Actually Die?

Every year, students at the Icahn School of Medicine write Op-Ed articles about topics in health care and advocacy to culminate InFocus 4. Caitlyn Braschi's article, "So How Do We Actually Die?" was one of the 10 exemplary articles selected to appear in the 2016 issue of Physicians as Advocates—InFocus 4. We share her story. 
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Looking In

Every year, students at the Icahn School of Medicine write Op-Ed articles about topics in health care and advocacy to culminate InFocus 4. Charlotte Austin's article, “Looking In” was one of the 10 exemplary articles selected to appear in the  Physicians as Advocates—InFocus 4, and focuses on marginalized identities. We share her story. 
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All Roads Lead to Palliative Care—New York to Africa

During my sophomore year of college, I was thinking seriously about applying to medical school, but I was not sure if I would be able to handle working with dying patients. I decided to volunteer at a local hospice over the summer to confront that question as well as my personal fear of death. 
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A Place for Narrative Medicine within Ophthalmology

Narrative medicine combines medical practice with humanism and art. One fourth-year medical student has co-founded an online publication that shares medical professionals and students reflections after treating patients who have suffered from opthalmological issues—through creative narratives. 
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