A Day in the Life

Bangladeshi-American Student Aims to Bridge Relationships with Underserved Patients

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Transitioning to my medical school clerkship after my Ph.D. training was stressful. After a five-year absence from the clinic, my medical knowledge and clinical skills were rusty. My practical knowledge — for example, how to find information in medical charts or how to present patients in morning rounds — also needed improvement. But beyond lacking(...)

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Advice from a Senior Resident to a New Intern

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This month, I became a senior resident in internal medicine. With that title comes the opportunity to help train new interns at our hospital. And when I met the talented group of interns just before their start last month, I couldn’t help but think back to my first day of residency. Two years earlier —(...)

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Neuroscience Graduate Student Driven by How the Brain ‘Sees’

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Talking with Chanel Matney, a neuroscience graduate student in the Brown Lab, can send your mind racing in many different directions as she discusses her passions and interests and gives sage advice. A native Marylander from a family with diverse career paths ranging from medicine to performance art, Chanel is the sole basic science researcher.(...)

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What I Learned: Thoughts from a Graduating Ph.D. Student

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“Every blossom exhibits an exquisite disorder of ragged petals finer than lace. But one needs a lens to judge of their beauty: it lies hidden from the power of our eyes, and menyanthes must have bloomed and passed a million times before there came any to perceive and salute her loveliness. The universe is full(...)

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Advocacy Through Occupational Therapy

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“The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor,” said Rudolf Virchow, a German physician-anthropologist, in 1848. It was this framework for public health that motivated me in those early, molecule-based years of medical school. Ultimately, I thought my career would be more about empowerment than medications, with more attention given to social pathologies than(...)

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Locally Combating the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the last 30 years. In 2012, alone more than one-third of all children and adolescents were considered overweight or obese. As health professionals, we are aware that patterns of daily behavior begin in(...)

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