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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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This "In the Spotlight" features Guillaume Riesen, a PhD student in neuroscience with many, many hobbies.

This "In the Spotlight" features Guillaume Riesen, a PhD student in neuroscience with many, many hobbies.

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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?

This In the Spotlight Q&A features Garam Kim, a former professional violinist pursuing a PhD in neurosciences at Stanford.

This In the Spotlight Q&A features Garam Kim, a former professional violinist pursuing a PhD in neurosciences at Stanford.

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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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Does rock climbing help students learn neuroscience? Writer Nathan Collins headed to the climbing gym to find out for himself.

Does rock climbing help students learn neuroscience? Writer Nathan Collins headed to the climbing gym to find out for himself.

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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In this In the Spotlight, Eduardo Palacios Fabre discusses life as a graduate student and soccer goalkeeper, and his future plans in medicine.

In this In the Spotlight, Eduardo Palacios Fabre discusses life as a graduate student and soccer goalkeeper, and his future plans in medicine.

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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Looking back on her medical training, Jessica Gold realizes it was the little things - like watching a resident console a scared patient - that mattered.

Looking back on her medical training, Jessica Gold realizes it was the little things - like watching a resident console a scared patient - that mattered.

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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.

This In the Spotlight features Bryan Xie, an immunology PhD student with a passion for turning basic research into new therapies - and the Gilmore Girls.

This In the Spotlight features Bryan Xie, an immunology PhD student with a passion for turning basic research into new therapies - and the Gilmore Girls.

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Stanford welcomed 90 new MD students and 28 PA students during ceremonies this week. The students received words of wisdom, white coats and stethoscopes.

Stanford welcomed 90 new MD students and 28 PA students during ceremonies this week. The students received words of wisdom, white coats and stethoscopes.