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Just Go With It: My First Patient Interview

A first-year medical student discovers the best way to interview a patient is to abandon preconceived questions and just go with it.
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My First Patient, My First Death

A young medical student tells a story of her first patient and her experience in witnessing her death.
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My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome

When a medical student developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life, her doctor diagnosed Thin White Female Syndrome and gave her Ativan. Was this good medicine?
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Blues Taught Me to Listen—Often What Patients Need Most

A dying blues man teaches a med student that a patient's appearance and first impression only scratch the surface of what lies within.
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Residency Destroying Your Fitness? Here’s What You Can Do

Residency is a time where you are at risk for establishing a lot of unhealthy habits. Don't let that happen to you. Here are tips for staying healthy and fit.
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The Privilege of Being a Third-Year Medical Student

We are the lucky ones, we were told, as third-year medical students we have the time to really get to know our patients as people. It turns out to be true.
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Learning to Be a Doctor: Dissecting a Human Body

After being asked if donors gifting their bodies was in vain now that there are digital alternatives, a medical student learns the real value of the anatomy lab.
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Coaching Doctors? First, Show Them the Evidence

Successful leadership coaching of physicians may require that they understand the theory and research underpinning the field of coaching first.
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Prepping for Med School? How About Drawing Blood?

How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be good preparation for medical school.