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Shadowing a physician, Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph experiences the somber, yet hopeful setting of the intensive care unit for babies.

Shadowing a physician, Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph experiences the somber, yet hopeful setting of the intensive care unit for babies.

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Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders what she's seen and learned from clerkships in OB/GYN, emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine and surgery.

Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders what she's seen and learned from clerkships in OB/GYN, emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine and surgery.

MD/PhD student Tim Keyes left the lab for a week and reconnected with patients, volunteering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

MD/PhD student Tim Keyes left the lab for a week and reconnected with patients, volunteering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim reflects on the challenges of getting a good night's rest when you are a health care provider or a patient.

Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim reflects on the challenges of getting a good night's rest when you are a health care provider or a patient.

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Talking with a patient's loved ones can help ease their emotional burden and inform the patient's care, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

Talking with a patient's loved ones can help ease their emotional burden and inform the patient's care, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

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How "out" should you be in your application? What questions should you ask? Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes offers tips for LGBTQ-identifying med school applicants.

How "out" should you be in your application? What questions should you ask? Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes offers tips for LGBTQ-identifying med school applicants.

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Missing family while she's away at medical school, Stanford student Lauren Joseph stumbled across an unexpected reminder of people dear to her heart.

Missing family while she's away at medical school, Stanford student Lauren Joseph stumbled across an unexpected reminder of people dear to her heart.

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During initial procedures shifts in the ED, every IV placement on a real patient feels like the first time, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

During initial procedures shifts in the ED, every IV placement on a real patient feels like the first time, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

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Like baking, practicing medicine sometimes requires improvising, based solidly on knowledge and experience, writes Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim.

Like baking, practicing medicine sometimes requires improvising, based solidly on knowledge and experience, writes Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim.

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Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders her response to the ubiquitous question: What will you choose for your specialty?

Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders her response to the ubiquitous question: What will you choose for your specialty?

Tim Keyes, a fifth-year MD/PhD student at Stanford, offers tips for graduate students in search of a laboratory that's a perfect fit.

Tim Keyes, a fifth-year MD/PhD student at Stanford, offers tips for graduate students in search of a laboratory that's a perfect fit.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged feature, second-year medical student Tasnim Ahmed reflects on how her education separates her from her parents.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged feature, second-year medical student Tasnim Ahmed reflects on how her education separates her from her parents.

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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.