Ruchi Doshi

About Ruchi Doshi

Ruchi Doshi is a third-year medical student pursuing her M.P.H. She is also an avid cook and baker who loves everything Bollywood.

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Johns Hopkins Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

Johns Hopkins Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated across the country by medical students and residency programs as the eagerly anticipated Match Day. After long months of assembling an application, nervously waiting for interview invites, and flying across the country to visit programs in cities both familiar and foreign, March 17 marked the day on which(...)

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Students in the Spotlight at Annual Research Symposium

Students in the Spotlight at Annual Research Symposium

On Feb. 10, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine held its ninth annual Medical Student Research Symposium. The symposium, which coincides with the culmination of the Scholarly Concentration program that takes place during the first and second years of medical school, is an opportunity for Johns Hopkins medical students to showcase and exchange ideas(...)

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The Social Context of Health Care

The Social Context of Health Care

In some ways, a hospital is a great equalizer. Once you’re admitted, things like employment status or race no longer matter — unless that happens to be medically relevant. What matters is that you’re sick enough to need a team of health professionals to take care of you. Whether you live in a gated community(...)

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Applying for Residency: Lessons Learned on the Interview Trail

Applying for Residency: Lessons Learned on the Interview Trail

In November, I talked about the at-times-excruciating wait for interview invitations. Now that it’s mid-January, the bulk of interviews are over. Several flights later, I’m settled back in Baltimore, excited to sleep in my own bed rather than a hotel, an Airbnb or a couch. The past two months have been wonderfully exciting and inevitably(...)

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Applying for Residency: Interview Season

Applying for Residency: Interview Season

The last time I wrote about applying to residency, fourth-year medical students were just about to hit the submit button on the Electronic Residency Application System. Several long weeks later, the interview season has begun. The irony of the phrase “hurry up and wait” becomes acutely painful for students during the weeks between submitting residency(...)

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The Nuances of Health Insurance

The Nuances of Health Insurance

Recently, I needed a minor surgery and had questions about my insurance coverage. I called my insurance company with the medical codes associated with the procedure and was informed that I did not need authorization for the surgery. Given my exposure to such situations as a medical professional, I knew to push beyond that question.(...)

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An Unexpected Death


When I first decided I wanted to go to medical school, I never thought about the fact that I would see some of my patients die. The attraction of medicine is that a physician has the opportunity to help people live long, healthy lives. Unfortunately, death is a reality of life, and medicine cannot always(...)

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Applying for Residency: Assembling the Application


As August begins, rising fourth-year medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are preparing to apply to the next step in their medical training – residency, a three-to-seven-year apprenticeship where students transform into independent practicing physicians. In fact, with applications due in September, many students have already been preparing for weeks, if not(...)

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Johns Hopkins Offers Training Flexibility Through Its M.D./M.B.A. Program


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has well-known dual-degree programs, the most famous of which are the M.D./M.P.H and M.D./Ph.D tracks. However, yet another dual-degree program has been in the works over the past several years: the school of medicine and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School have created a five-year combined M.D./M.B.A. program.(...)

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