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Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph writes about gaining confidence as she enters her second year and begins interacting with patients.

Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph writes about gaining confidence as she enters her second year and begins interacting with patients.

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Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim writes about smells in the hospital and how they can trigger fond memories and provide motivation.

Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim writes about smells in the hospital and how they can trigger fond memories and provide motivation.

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Third year medical student Orly Farber discovers the whirlwind of clinical rotations and the satisfaction of not just learning, but doing medicine.

Third year medical student Orly Farber discovers the whirlwind of clinical rotations and the satisfaction of not just learning, but doing medicine.

First-year medical student Lauren Joseph reflects on how her medical training has caused past habits and memories to resurface.

First-year medical student Lauren Joseph reflects on how her medical training has caused past habits and memories to resurface.

In his last Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, a soon-to-graduate student reflects on his time in medical school and his time writing for Scope.

In his last Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, a soon-to-graduate student reflects on his time in medical school and his time writing for Scope.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, graduating student Nathaniel Fleming discusses the benefits of writing during his time in medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, graduating student Nathaniel Fleming discusses the benefits of writing during his time in medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Yoo Jung Kim discusses how she spent her gap year during medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Yoo Jung Kim discusses how she spent her gap year during medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, second-year medical student Orly Farber discusses her plans for preparing for the Step 1 exam.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, second-year medical student Orly Farber discusses her plans for preparing for the Step 1 exam.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, fourth-year medical student Nathaniel Fleming discusses transitioning between learning and practicing medicine.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, fourth-year medical student Nathaniel Fleming discusses transitioning between learning and practicing medicine.

After beginning her training in clinical reasoning, a first-year medical student considers the similarities between doctors and detectives.

After beginning her training in clinical reasoning, a first-year medical student considers the similarities between doctors and detectives.

A soon-to-graduate medical student talks about the challenges of studying and practicing medicine and encourages doctors-in-training to ask for help when they need it.

A soon-to-graduate medical student talks about the challenges of studying and practicing medicine and encourages doctors-in-training to ask for help when they need it.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, a second-year student reflects on how much she's learned since beginning medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, a second-year student reflects on how much she's learned since beginning medical school.

A fourth-year Stanford medical student reflects on this year's Match Day.

A fourth-year Stanford medical student reflects on this year's Match Day.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, writer Nathaniel Fleming shares how he responds to requests for medical advice from friends or family.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, writer Nathaniel Fleming shares how he responds to requests for medical advice from friends or family.

Steven Zhang shares his insights on Match Day, when medical students across the country learn which residency program they've been matched with.

Steven Zhang shares his insights on Match Day, when medical students across the country learn which residency program they've been matched with.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, second-year student Orly Farber shares her experiences getting into medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, second-year student Orly Farber shares her experiences getting into medical school.