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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Student Group Hopkins Honey Creates Buzz Around Campus

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It was a sunny autumn day and the medical campus was buzzing with activity. Literally. The student group Hopkins Honey was holding tours of their beehive and our group could hear the low hum of activity as we approached. The hive is located in an enclosed fence between the Armstrong Building and the Caroline Garage(...)

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Four Tips for Writing a Personal Statement

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It’s the season of graduate school application deadlines, and, for many applicants, writing a compelling personal statement can be unexpectedly challenging. How can you make your application stand out among hundreds of qualified candidates? Two first-year graduate students at Johns Hopkins were happy to share their top tips for a successful personal statement: 1.      Don’t(...)

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Four Tips for Preparing for a Conference Presentation

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Previously, I outlined the initial stages of my personal preparations for a presentation at American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2015 conference. This was my first platform talk presentation and I was thrilled at the opportunity to share my research. At the same time, I was equally petrified at the prospect of speaking to a(...)

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