I graduated college and started my M.D./Ph.D. training in 2020, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a remarkable time to enter medicine — I met my first patients over Zoom and completed my first Ph.D. rotation virtually. What I most remember about that time was palpable fear. Everyone I knew — […]
There was a new vaccinator in the clinic, a first-year medical student hovering nervously in the corner of the room. “Have you done this before?” I asked. She shook her head no. All around us, noise echoed off the tiled walls and wood floor of the elementary school gymnasium, the indistinct hum of voices, scrape […]
In what has been a year of increased racist violence against Asian Americans, one way the Hopkins Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association has worked to foster community is by organizing a student healing circle.
Luis Monsalve, graduate of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, gives a firsthand look into his experiences working on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial and his new role in vaccine distribution with Jhpiego.
During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a staggering increase in hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Graduate student Stephanie Yang recounts her personal experiences with racism and reflects on the rise in anti-Asian sentiment.
With cold and flu season fast approaching, the push to vaccinate communities against influenza is greater than ever. Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine trials are working furiously to release a winning candidate by the end of the year.
Our school of medicine residents and fellows point to their masks to show how they mask up when they’re at the lab or in the hospital, and keep it up when they’re working out, socializing and running errands.