NOTE: This blog post contains discussion of sensitive topics regarding mental health, depression, burnout and suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact a health care professional or the National Suicide Hotline, available 24/7: 1-800-273-8255. Background In March 2020, the world watched, as the COVID-19 pandemic descended on our health care systems. […]
About Meher Kalkat
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What does it mean to be a refugee or asylum seeker? According to amnesty.org, refugees are people who have left their country because they are at risk of having their rights violated. This is often a result of lack of protection from their own government. Refugees have a right to international protection. Asylum seekers are […]
In moments of stress, grief and despair, we often turn to close friends and family members for support and guidance. Their advice often parrots positive quote Instagram pages that advise you to “have a better attitude,” “focus on the positive” and “choose happiness.” While usually well-intentioned, these responses can garner feelings of further guilt and […]
Read about how the changing seasons can contribute to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This article contains information about what SAD is and potential treatments for SAD after diagnosis.
For most medical students, human cadaver lab is a unique instruction methodology that allows them to learn from the human body with hands-on experience. This vestige of medical education brings with it the gravity of the sacrifices each donor has made. Read as one first-year medical student explores her thoughts and reactions to the completion of her cadaver lab experience.