“Why won’t this cough go away?” “It’s probably nothing,” I thought to myself. “I haven’t had any fevers, night sweats, weight loss. Could it be TB? I am in Zambia after all. But I’m sure with a few more days of cough and cold medicine, this will improve. I really don’t need this right now. […]
As a third-year medical student in my mid-20s, there are many privileges associated with youth that I take for granted. In the winter of 2021, however, I elected to spend several weeks pursuing a rotation in geriatric psychiatry. I spent hours talking to older patients — in clinic, over the phone, in the inpatient unit […]
Much of the general public believes oncology is a “sad” field. Amol Narang, and many other practicing oncologists, disagree. Learn about his inspiring profession and why he would choose to be an oncologist time and time again.
Years of carrying a massive backpack full of books to make it here — to OR2 of the Weinberg Building at The Johns Hopkins Hospital — had given me terrible lower back pain at the ripe old age of 23. My goal was to focus on the procedure, but my back throbbed, and my sleep-deprived […]
The atmosphere in the Albert H. Owens Jr. Auditorium in the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building was buzzing with conversation and an intellectual energy. More tha 100 people, ranging from nurses and physicians to administrators and patients who came as far as Brazil and as close as the hospital next door, were gathered for […]
Before I came to medical school, I had a very simple understanding of the components of patient care. In my mind, all patients had the same basic needs, which physicians provided along the road to cure. After four years, I now realize patient populations are incredibly diverse and far more complex than I could have […]