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Inspired by his parents' experience as immigrants and his own volunteering at a homeless clinic, Stanford medical student Jimmy Zheng aspires to care for the marginalized.

Inspired by his parents' experience as immigrants and his own volunteering at a homeless clinic, Stanford medical student Jimmy Zheng aspires to care for the marginalized.

Medical terminology standardizes the language physicians use, but it can created distance with patients, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

Medical terminology standardizes the language physicians use, but it can created distance with patients, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

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When he can't find time to fix the main light in his apartment, Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes reconsiders the meaning of work-life balance.

When he can't find time to fix the main light in his apartment, Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes reconsiders the meaning of work-life balance.

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In the Spotlight: Daniel José Navarrete is living his dream of becoming a scientist in the same Stanford labs where his grandfather worked as a janitor.

In the Spotlight: Daniel José Navarrete is living his dream of becoming a scientist in the same Stanford labs where his grandfather worked as a janitor.

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Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.

Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.

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.

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.

The dizzying process of residency interviews prompted Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim to think about what it means to share your personal story.

The dizzying process of residency interviews prompted Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim to think about what it means to share your personal story.

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Working on a global health project in Bangladesh, Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed learned that a familiar place can have an unfamiliar medical culture.

Working on a global health project in Bangladesh, Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed learned that a familiar place can have an unfamiliar medical culture.

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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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