Poor brown barnacles
Editor’s note: In these vignettes, Lorien Menhennett takes a break from her medical writing to peer at the New York [...]
Editor's note: In these vignettes, Lorien Menhennett takes a break from her medical writing to peer at the New York [...]
Among the child believers
This morning it’s raining in Naggalama, Uganda. It’s been raining a lot the last two weeks, both brief, light showers [...]
The white coat
At my white coat ceremony almost three years ago, a physician gave a brief speech about this new attire we [...]
Picking among disciplines
In youth, we ask ourselves what we want to be when we grow up. As adults, the choices turn more specific.
The rime of the tired medical student
When beds are everywhere around you but none exists for your comfort, Coleridge can come to mind.
Running the mental gantlet
Medical school can sometimes mean pushing hard to find out just what it is you're expected to do.
Be my doctor
An Objective Structured Clinical Examination is medical school lingo for a very special kind of stress test.
A medical student's first medication order represents something of a milestone from many perspectives.
Repairing the mind
Mental illness was once handed over to asylum "care," and while a 21st-century psychiatry unit is no picnic, it offers relief.
When you're a medical school student, putting the dating pieces together isn't easily — if it ever is.