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Author: Lauren Joseph
When your lesson about infectious disease is a case study of the world
Medical school classes have moved online for second-year Stanford student Lauren Joseph, and some lessons focus on the science of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lessons about medicine and mortality from a pathology class
"It matters to me, when holding a specimen or discussing a patient, that I not lose sight of the story and life behind the disease," writes Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph.
A moment of hope in the neonatal intensive care unit
Shadowing a physician, Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph experiences the somber, yet hopeful setting of the intensive care unit for babies.
Finding family in unexpected places
Missing family while she's away at medical school, Stanford student Lauren Joseph stumbled across an unexpected reminder of people dear to her heart.
Doctor…who? A second-year student works through imposter syndrome
Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph writes about gaining confidence as she enters her second year and begins interacting with patients.
Rituals and prayer hands in the OR
First-year medical student Lauren Joseph reflects on how her medical training has caused past habits and memories to resurface.
Doctor or detective? Sleuthing mysteries in medical school
After beginning her training in clinical reasoning, a first-year medical student considers the similarities between doctors and detectives.
Reframing the voice that says, “Build that resume”
When thinking about which extracurriculars to do in medical school, this student asks herself, "What matters to me, and why?”
An honest answer to the question “How’s medical school?”
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, a first-year student shares the more difficult aspects of medical school.
Considering the culture of consent in medicine
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, medical student Lauren Joseph shares her experience about obtaining consent in the medical field.
Learning from those who are no longer living
Medical and PA students have spent the fall using cadavers to study the human body. And as this student points out, they've learned a lot more than anatomy.
“I will not become a Robot Doctor”: A medical student vows to practice compassion
A first-year medical student talks about how she plans to maintain her sense of compassion during medical training.