In the middle of January 2022, as Omicron surged, the Johns Hopkins Medical Student Senate (MSS) had to face the possibility that Match Day might be virtual for the third year in a row. On Match Day, which occurs yearly on the third Friday in March, fourth-year medical students learn where they will train for […]
For a person who hates mornings and switches into night shift without issues, nights are a blessing. Typical night shifts as a resident on general medicine services start at 6 p.m. to relieve your day team, and finish at 6 a.m., at which point your lovely colleagues return to let you take a break. My […]
Like most front-line health care workers, resident Mark Lieber is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. He discusses why he’s still wearing a mask.
For most trainees in the medical field, there are “firsts” that we will likely never forget. Some of these — hopefully most of these — are memorable in a good way. But there are some we dread.
Mark Lieber, M.D., is a first-year internal medicine resident physician at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He wrote about his experience starting his medical residency during coronavirus in an article for CNN.
With students participating in postdoctoral or Ph.D. research within our school of medicine, Johns Hopkins boasts top-notch, research-oriented veterinary residency programs in both veterinary pathology and laboratory animal training.
Every summer, a fresh crop of physicians enters the workforce. Overnight, trainees begin new roles and take on new responsibilities. You could imagine that we transition gracefully, like caterpillars turned butterflies, wings beating with effortless aerodynamics upon emerging from the chrysalis. Truthfully, we are more akin to baby birds, pushed off a branch and made […]
For fourth-year medical students across the country, the end of January means the culmination of months of struggling to keep suits unwrinkled, waiting at airport gates and sleeping on friends’ couches. This process did not just begin. Many students begin bracing themselves for The Match the moment they stepped into their first medical school class. […]
Biomedical Odyssey bloggers past and present share their experiences and offer advice to prospective residents and fellows. Here are a few of our favorites: Applying for Residency: Parts One, Two and Three A fourth-year medical student offers pro tips and lessons learned during the residency application process. Advice from a Senior Resident to a New […]
Her first impression: The supernatural world was surprisingly similar to reality. She opened her eyes and looked around. Lifting her hand in disbelief, she slowly flexed each intricate finger muscle. She gingerly touched her nose and ran her hand through her hair. “Are you an angel?” she asked. This 80-year-old lady had recently been diagnosed […]