It's easy to moan about what's not working for you, far harder to come up with a plan to stop it.
Getting back up
As a baby was busy being born, the author's world shifted suddenly, but not in the way she wanted.
When medical school isn't teaching you human anatomy, it's busy revealing who you are, and why.
A different conversation
Interviewing patients is a skill and an art form that mainstream journalism only hints at.
One who listens
When people ask what "kind of doctor" you want to be they may be insisting on the less important aspect of the question.
Preparing to help
The end of a medical student's first year brings reflections on the meaning of the word "practice."
Medical school students face a sudden disruption in the meaning of some ingrained abbreviations.
"Do no harm" is one thing, but just doing good becomes complicated if a patient won't comply.
A number of major medical breakthroughs have been the result of don't-try-this-at-home techniques.
The "menu-style" pathology of bodily conditions (nutmeg liver, anyone) can stall hunger.
Choosing medicine means coming to terms with irrational worries, and facing the threat of risk.