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Medicine in the Library

Medicine in the Library

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Above: Kristin's carrel at Welch Library Mid-November 2018: I sit in my carrel watching the snow fall outside, a café au lait cupped in my hands and my elbows resting on the wooden barrier that protects me from falling eight floors to the bottom of the library. Historian Julie Livingstone’s book on debility and the(...)

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Things My Brother Sam Can’t Talk About

Things My Brother Sam Can’t Talk About

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Photo credit: Kelly Valeri When my younger brother, Sam, was 14 years old, he went outside, stripped to his white, Fruit of the Loom underwear, tipped over a plastic wagon and yelled, “Uh-oh!” He was re-enacting a scene from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, though no one in my family knew it(...)

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Student Perspectives: All About Grad School

Student Perspectives: All About Grad School

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Curious about graduate school? Below are recent posts from our students sharing advice, accomplishments and the latest goings-on in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate programs. The Future of Biomedical Education: A Conversation with Dr. Ziegelstein A Ph.D. candidate sits down with Dr. Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins University(...)

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The Mity Genome

The Mity Genome

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The Metro ride from Foggy Bottom to Bethesda took just about an hour door to door. Each morning, on my way to my first science internship at the National Institutes of Health, and each evening, back to my dorm at George Washington University, I spent my rides reading The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha(...)

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How Business School Is Making Me a Better Doctor

How Business School Is Making Me a Better Doctor

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Olu Akinirimisi (pictured above, right) is a student in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Master of Science in Health Care Management program. This one-year degree is open to School of Medicine students between their second and third or third and fourth years of study. Find out more information about the program. I found myself(...)

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

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For fourth-year medical students across the country, the end of January means the culmination of months of struggling to keep suits unwrinkled, waiting at airport gates and sleeping on friends’ couches. This process did not just begin. Many students begin bracing themselves for The Match the moment they stepped into their first medical school class.(...)

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Dealing with Mental Health in Academia

Dealing with Mental Health in Academia

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Working in science can sometimes be an arduous, solitary journey. While being a graduate student is challenging enough, the pressure is ratcheted up when one is a postdoc. A postdoctoral fellow, or postdoc, conducts mentored research after obtaining a doctoral degree, prior to moving on to a more permanent position. Postdocs are expected to generate(...)

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Speaking From Experience: Advice For Residents and Fellows

Speaking From Experience: Advice For Residents and Fellows

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Biomedical Odyssey bloggers past and present share their experiences and offer advice to prospective residents and fellows. Here are a few of our favorites: Applying for Residency: Parts One, Two and Three A fourth-year medical student offers pro tips and lessons learned during the residency application process. Advice from a Senior Resident to a New(...)

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Tips on How to Choose the Right Laboratory

Tips on How to Choose the Right Laboratory

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For a graduate student or postdoc, choosing the right laboratory can be a daunting prospect. There are many factors that one must consider, but deciding which to prioritize is often challenging. Individual learning styles, interests and career goals vary vastly, so an environment perfectly suited to one person may be one where another flounders. That(...)

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Learning Through Apprenticeship: A Continued Pillar of Medical Education

Learning Through Apprenticeship: A Continued Pillar of Medical Education

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“See one, do one, teach one,” is the traditional adage by which physicians learn their trade. This apprenticeship model in medicine is often credited to William Stewart Halsted, the first surgeon-in-chief of Johns Hopkins and the founder of its surgical residency program. Although much has changed in the halls of The Johns Hopkins Hospital since(...)

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