As I enter my fourth year of medical school and make plans for residency and beyond, I realize that I have spent much of the past few years checking off boxes and anticipating the next steps in my career. I have often viewed medical school as a source of delayed gratification, part of a process […]
I was a two-year medical student when our university in Iran decided to teach us how to perform some clinical skills through different stations with moulages and models. We had some medical equipment and devices in each station, and we had to choose and use the right ones. We were very excited and ready to […]
Planning my move to Baltimore City, I persistently scoured the yearly lists of the “most dangerous cities in the United States” and found myself perpetually disheartened by Baltimore’s seemingly continuous success in topping that list. Friends and acquaintances who had previously been to Baltimore did not help either. Many made it their responsibility to warn […]
We searched on Petfinder and put in more applications for dogs than I had for medical schools. We wanted to find a small, older dog that might need a quieter home without other pets or children. As first-time pet owners, we did not hear back until a local rescue organization posted Archie. He was gray, […]
A student at the school of medicine reflects on his experience in a course that prepares students to transition from their preclinical education to caring for patients in the hospital as a member of the health care team.
Upon reaching the end of her pre-clinical curriculum at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sara Wallam reflects on her education thus far and lessons learned.
As a welcome gift to the incoming first year medical school class at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, second year students offer 10 essential principles, or “anchors,” to steady their new peers as they navigate the exciting adventure ahead.
The experience of medical school can be intense and overwhelming for many students. Here, a medical student shares how he takes mindful moments to help him through stressful situations.