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MD/MBA student suggests five ways to improve medical school

Akhilesh Pathipati has a proposal to reform medical school. Regular readers will recognize his name from his Stanford Medicine Unplugged columns, which Pathipati says helped refine his ideas. Now, the...

Akhilesh Pathipati has a proposal to reform medical school. Regular readers will recognize his name from his Stanford Medicine Unplugged columns, which Pathipati says helped refine his ideas. Now, the...

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...affect our profession, and come up with solutions. Akhilesh Pathipati is a second-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo courtesy of Akhilesh Pathipati...

...affect our profession, and come up with solutions. Akhilesh Pathipati is a second-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo courtesy of Akhilesh Pathipati...

Does medical school take too long?

Akhilesh Pathipati, MD, believes that medical school simply takes too long. It usually consists of two years of classroom-based learning and two years of patient-oriented clinical training. Both of these...

Akhilesh Pathipati, MD, believes that medical school simply takes too long. It usually consists of two years of classroom-based learning and two years of patient-oriented clinical training. Both of these...

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...found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health care delivery. Photo courtesy of Akhilesh Pathipati...

...found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health care delivery. Photo courtesy of Akhilesh Pathipati...

Taking time off in medical school

...medical school. The student-penned entries appear on Scope once a week; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA...

...medical school. The student-penned entries appear on Scope once a week; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA...

Ranking residency programs: Tips for ordering your list

...the academic year; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at Stanford. He is interested in issues...

...the academic year; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at Stanford. He is interested in issues...

Evaluating talent: Comparing the residency match and the NFL draft

...series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo by skeeze...

...series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo by skeeze...

A medical student’s reading list

Editor's note: We've giving our Stanford Medicine Unplugged writers the week off and sharing a recommended reading list penned in 2017 by former contributor Akhilesh Pathipati, MD, MBA. Contributors Orly...

Editor's note: We've giving our Stanford Medicine Unplugged writers the week off and sharing a recommended reading list penned in 2017 by former contributor Akhilesh Pathipati, MD, MBA. Contributors Orly...

Applying business school to medicine

...The student-penned entries appear on Scope once a week; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at...

...The student-penned entries appear on Scope once a week; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at...

Prison doctor: A week at juvenile hall

...their choices and change their decisions in the future. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo by Mike Coghlan...

...their choices and change their decisions in the future. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo by Mike Coghlan...

Over on STAT News yesterday, Stanford med student (and Scope contributor) Akhilesh Pathipati shed light on how medical professionals' expectations of their students play out during training: In my experience,...

Over on STAT News yesterday, Stanford med student (and Scope contributor) Akhilesh Pathipati shed light on how medical professionals' expectations of their students play out during training: In my experience,...

Why I’m doing an MD/MBA

...Scope once a week; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at Stanford. He is interested in...

...Scope once a week; the entire blog series can be found in the Stanford Medicine Unplugged category. Akhilesh Pathipati is a fourth-year MD/MBA student at Stanford. He is interested in...

Research in medical school: The need to align incentives with value

...incentives to maximize the effectiveness of medical training. Akhilesh Pathipati is a second-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo by U.S. Army RDECOM...

...incentives to maximize the effectiveness of medical training. Akhilesh Pathipati is a second-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in issues in health-care delivery. Photo by U.S. Army RDECOM...

When medicine isn’t enough: Establishing a therapeutic relationship

...on stay true to his word and change his diet. Patients don’t always follow instructions, but a therapeutic relationship can certainly help. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at...

...on stay true to his word and change his diet. Patients don’t always follow instructions, but a therapeutic relationship can certainly help. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at...

...promotion of products, events and institutions. Study authors also warned that social media can quickly spread misinformation to a broad audience. In the study, Stanford medical student Akhilesh Pathipati and...

...promotion of products, events and institutions. Study authors also warned that social media can quickly spread misinformation to a broad audience. In the study, Stanford medical student Akhilesh Pathipati and...

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Lessons from the parking lot: How roles in medicine define relationships

...sometimes it means we’re that much more surprised when someone cuts us off in the parking lot. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in...

...sometimes it means we’re that much more surprised when someone cuts us off in the parking lot. Akhilesh Pathipati is a third-year medical student at Stanford. He is interested in...