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Hidden Talent at Hopkins

Hidden Talent at Hopkins

Posted by  | Honor Roll

Stepping into the Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building (AMEB), you can always count on Aisha to brighten your day. Born and raised in Baltimore, Aisha has worked at Johns Hopkins since 2009, and recently changed positions from security first class officer to interim administrative assistant. Everybody knows and loves Aisha, who greets each(...)

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The Hidden Joys of Medical School

The Hidden Joys of Medical School

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

I finished my first marathon last week, a personal mental marathon that took hundreds of hours to complete—my first year of medical school. Our last lecture on that final Friday afternoon was followed by a barrage of claps, applause, cheers, celebratory pictures for Facebook and Instagram photos, and a general sense of urgency to leave(...)

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The Best Bites in Baltimore

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Guys, it’s finally happening. I am going to graduate with my Ph.D. This is 99 percent excellent news, and I am 99 percent thrilled. But let’s talk about that other 1 percent. It comes from the abrupt realization that in a few short months, I’m going to move away from Baltimore, probably to the other(...)

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Finding Community in Graduate School

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Graduate school can be a lonely time. As your research becomes increasingly specialized, it is harder to find people who can relate. During your first year, you spend one to two hours every day with your classmates in lecture. This common experience organically creates community. You share notes, study together and prepare for graduate board(...)

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