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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Steven Zhang reflects on the importance of remembering that a patient is more than their "numbers."

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Steven Zhang reflects on the importance of remembering that a patient is more than their "numbers."

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Medical trainees, writes one student, are like glorified breathing-and-walking medical dictionaries. But, given their knowledge will ultimately help patients, that's okay.

Medical trainees, writes one student, are like glorified breathing-and-walking medical dictionaries. But, given their knowledge will ultimately help patients, that's okay.

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"Of all the four pillars of medical ethics," writes this med student, "perhaps the most difficult one to uphold is justice, the obligation to treat all patients equally and fairly."

"Of all the four pillars of medical ethics," writes this med student, "perhaps the most difficult one to uphold is justice, the obligation to treat all patients equally and fairly."

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In this first-person piece, medical student Steve Zhang argues that medicine is intractable and unpredictable, and luck plays a larger role than one might think.

In this first-person piece, medical student Steve Zhang argues that medicine is intractable and unpredictable, and luck plays a larger role than one might think.

Future physicians may one day be practicing more as overseers rather than decision makers, argues Stanford medical student Steven Zhang.

Future physicians may one day be practicing more as overseers rather than decision makers, argues Stanford medical student Steven Zhang.

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Should research findings be moved to the clinic as soon as possible or should things move more slowly for patient safety? A med student explores the issues.

Should research findings be moved to the clinic as soon as possible or should things move more slowly for patient safety? A med student explores the issues.

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Every Tuesday at noon, the pediatric oncology team skips their usual lunch plans and gathers for tumor board. Unfortunately, it’s as grim as it sounds …

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They say to avoid going to the hospital during July, which is when the newly branded doctors start working after receiving their medical degrees a …

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Certain details in this entry have been omitted or changed to protect the identity of the patient. One of my patients is on the verge of …

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The common critique of surgeons lobbed from their medicine colleagues is the scant amount of time spent with their patients. As the argument goes, surgery …

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Aside from the look of paranoia and confusion on our faces, we medical students can also be identified by our badges, which have “MEDICAL STUDENT” …

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Running has been a constant in my life and it always will be. I've gone on runs in snowstorms and 100-plus degree heat waves, Christmas …

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Certain details in this entry have been omitted or changed to protect the identity of the patient. In medical training, each morning begins with pre-rounds, a …

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