Category - Medicine

Articles written by guest authors about a variety of topics.

The First Week of Residency, The Weight of...

If the hospital could be thought of as a giant wooden clock, then I the intern am the pendulum. Swinging between the raw excitement of finally wearing a long coat one minute–and the frightening realization of my quickly growing role the next. In the hallways when I walk in front of the...

How to Match into Family Medicine Residency —...

Family practice is a broad branch of medicine that encompasses delivering comprehensive health care to patients regardless of their age, gender, or type of problem. Family medicine physicians are often the first line of care in a primary care setting and are expected to play a central role in...

Orientation & Getting Ready for Intern Year

After eight long years of higher education the days are quickly dwindling to the morning I step into the cold, bustling hospital wing as a fresh intern. The past week has been a rush–meeting my new colleagues and getting to know the people I’ll be spending the majority of the next...

How to Match into Internal Medicine

Ah, internal medicine, possibly one of the more cerebral specialties and ironically the most poorly talked about. Bad hours, never-ending paperwork, and complex cases––maybe you’ve heard it, I definitely have. All I know is that I’m hurtling cross-country towards my new life as a...

How to Match into Psychiatry

Deciding to pursue a residency in psychiatry was a little scary for me. I figured out I wanted to go into psychiatry pretty much at the end of my third year (it was my last rotation, and I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician up until that point) and I have not looked back since! Below, I will...

How to Land a Fellowship after Residency

Just when you thought you were safe it’s that time again; where we start to think about How am I going to pay those loans back? What fellowship do I want to apply to? How can I get that fellowship when I am competing against so many people in my class? Well, I am here to help you with just...

My Grandfather Was a Physician

The ends of the black and white picture are fraying like a newspaper held over a warm flame. It’s a photo of my grandfather in the early 1900s; he’s wearing a suit and tie with wide, round rims that encircle his inquisitive eyes. Thick eyebrows comfortably perch on top of them. I grip...

Caribbean Medical School: A Reason to Be Proud

Off to Sea It wasn’t excitement that gripped me that early morning in May some four and a half years ago. As far as I could remember it was this vague mixture of anxiety, fear, and optimism I didn’t trust that was swirling around in my bowels as I sat through the commencement address of...

5 Minute Read on Medical Student Debt

CLICK HERE IF YOU ACCEPT I think it’s crazy that graduating medical students are left with no roadmap about money issues and loan repayment once out of school. The most we get are monotonous, kill-your-soul “Exit Interviews” with pages of mind-necrosing information that are...

Wherever The Heart Goes

It’s hard to believe that within a few short months I’ll be leaving the comforts of my home to begin life anew halfway across the country.  July 1st is quietly approaching and hospitals around the country are preparing for their new class of interns. Some with anticipation, and others...