During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford medical student Orly Farber writes about the importance of palliative care and comforting patients in-person when possible.
Author: Orly Nadell Farber
Our medical education is on hold, but we’re still finding ways to help
The coronavirus pandemic interrupted medical education for students around the U.S., but they continue to contribute, writes Stanford student Orly Farber.
On scraps of paper, in the middle of the night: Interns and residents teach valuable lessons
No matter how busy they are, Stanford interns and residents often stop for teachable moments, and medical students are grateful, writes Orly Farber.
A difficult conversation: When your patient has an addiction
Mr. X’s fingers were dying, and several were already dead, casualties of a vascular disease. It would help if the patient quit smoking. He politely refused.
Year in review: Reflections on my first four medical clerkships
Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders what she's seen and learned from clerkships in OB/GYN, emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine and surgery.
OR or OB? A medical student considers specialties
Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders her response to the ubiquitous question: What will you choose for your specialty?
The medical student dance: Reflections on clinical rotations
Third year medical student Orly Farber discovers the whirlwind of clinical rotations and the satisfaction of not just learning, but doing medicine.
Studying for Step 1: A trek
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, second-year medical student Orly Farber discusses her plans for preparing for the Step 1 exam.
Halfway through med school: Looking back and moving forward
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, a second-year student reflects on how much she's learned since beginning medical school.
Confessions of a former med school applicant
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, second-year student Orly Farber shares her experiences getting into medical school.
The med student and the machine
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, Orly Farber reflects on how medical students can try to be like machines, temporarily, but remain very human.
“We’re going to cover your face now”: A medical student’s first sutures
Orly Farber, a second-year medical student, shares her experience treating a woman with a facial wound.
Reflections on the California fires
Second-year medical student Orly Farber reflects on the wildfires that have burned through Northern and Southern California this month.
Poked, scoped, and doped: Should medical students experience the pains of their care?
A Stanford medical student discusses her take on whether doctors in training should “play” the patient.
MS1 and done: Wrapping up my first year of medical school
Stanford's Orly Farber reflects on successfully finishing her first year of medical school.
Finding your person on the graph: A medical student learns of a relative’s illness
First-year medical student Orly Farber shares lessons learned after hearing about a loved one's disease.