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Inside a Med Student’s Mind On a Patient Visit

Inside a Med Student’s Mind On a Patient Visit

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(Disclaimers: Although much of the following comes from my medical education, it should not be generalized to all medical students. Certain details — name, identifiers, complaints — have been modified for privacy reasons.) 7:59 p.m. I am standing outside the patient’s room in the hospital. She has just been transferred from the emergency department (ED).(...)

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Kid in a White Coat

Kid in a White Coat

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I am no stranger to medical institutions. I’ve spent time in hospitals and clinics all throughout my life — shadowing physicians, working in the operating room as an administrative intern and now as a first-year medical student. However, while walking through the busy corridors of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, I feel distinctly different. Of course,(...)

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Applying for Residency: Interview Season

Applying for Residency: Interview Season

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The last time I wrote about applying to residency, fourth-year medical students were just about to hit the submit button on the Electronic Residency Application System. Several long weeks later, the interview season has begun. The irony of the phrase “hurry up and wait” becomes acutely painful for students during the weeks between submitting residency(...)

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Applying for Residency: Assembling the Application

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As August begins, rising fourth-year medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are preparing to apply to the next step in their medical training – residency, a three-to-seven-year apprenticeship where students transform into independent practicing physicians. In fact, with applications due in September, many students have already been preparing for weeks, if not(...)

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Tips on Surviving the Intern Blues

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July 1 marked a monumental day for all first-year residents, also known as interns, across the country. All freshly minted medical graduates began the rite of passage of what purports to be the most challenging year in medical training. No longer medical students, interns suddenly must take up the mantle of responsibility and make real-life(...)

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