Medical student Marcello Kendrew Chang shares the experience of a family caregiver he met during Stanford Medicine’s yearlong Walk With Me course.
Category: Stanford Medicine Unplugged
Onward: To a scary, exciting and unknown future in medicine
Regardless of disruptions from COVID-19, medical education marches on, writes Stanford student Yoo Jung Kim, as she prepares for her intern year.
I miss the hospital — and comforting patients in person
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford medical student Orly Farber writes about the importance of palliative care and comforting patients in-person when possible.
Letter from New York City: What the coronavirus has taught me about a physician’s duty
From her childhood home, Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed her decision to pursue medicine.
When your lesson about infectious disease is a case study of the world
Medical school classes have moved online for second-year Stanford student Lauren Joseph, and some lessons focus on the science of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
We celebrated virtual Match Day apart, but together
Due to COVID-19, Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim celebrated an alternate Match Day with classmates (virtually) and family (in-person).
Why being a programmer will make me a better doctor
Stanford MD-PhD student Tim Keyes finds that the problem-solving approach he uses when coding also serves him well in a clinical setting.
Lessons about medicine and mortality from a pathology class
"It matters to me, when holding a specimen or discussing a patient, that I not lose sight of the story and life behind the disease," writes Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph.
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.
Med school was overwhelming. Now, thanks to my patients, I’m starting to feel competent.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, fourth-year medical student Yoo Jung Kim credits her patients for helping her master medicine.
Medical code switch: Learning the language of physicians
Medical terminology standardizes the language physicians use, but it can created distance with patients, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.
Is becoming a physician-scientist worth sacrificing 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.
A medical student’s reading list
Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.
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.
Asked and answered: Interviewing for a medical residency
The dizzying process of residency interviews prompted Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim to think about what it means to share your personal story.