A Day in the Life

Making a CASE for Sexual Education

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In Baltimore City, teen pregnancy is significantly higher than the Maryland average, with 66.4 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19 in 2007, compared to 33.4 births per 1,000 teens statewide [i]. Baltimore also has a significantly higher rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than the state of Maryland [ii], and teens represent 3.3 percent of(...)

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Graduate School Interviews: It’s All About ‘Fit’

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The holiday season in Baltimore sees a flurry of activity on campus as graduate programs prepare to welcome prospective students for interviews in early 2016. Interviewees have not yet been accepted into a graduate program, but they have been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, and as many as half will ultimately be(...)

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Five Tips for Applying for NIH Training Fellowships

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Although it is pivotal for a successful academic career, instructing young grad students and postdocs in grant writing is an often missing training component. Fortunately, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers devices via its Individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA), or F grant, by which graduate students and postdocs can apply for their own(...)

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School of Medicine’s Student-Led Group Brings Joy Through Music

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Last December, a group of 15 medical students gathered in the lobby of the Sheikh Zayed Tower in The Johns Hopkins Hospital. That evening, the glass-enclosed space was filled with hospital staff members exhausted after a long day of work and worried family members of patients in the emergency room. The students formed a small semicircle and,(...)

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Student Advocates for Sexual and Gender Minorities Healthcare in Curriculum

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This past year, fourth-year medical student Ryan Shields undertook a big project. He sought to build on previous students’ efforts to improve medical education surrounding sexual and gender minorities (SGM), the broader category into which fit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) topics. After only a year and half, Ryan and his collaborators have already(...)

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Medical Students Reach a Work-Life Balance Through Climbing

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Andrea Yonge and Ben Janson are Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine trainees who are working to become ophthalmologists, a competitive surgical specialty requiring focus and dedication. They are also avid rock climbers, which requires as much intellectual creativity and mental stamina as it does physical fitness and flexibility. The first time I heard this,(...)

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