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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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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.

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.

Incoming first-year Stanford medical students got to know each other and spend time hiking at a pre-orientation camping trip in the Sierra.

Incoming first-year Stanford medical students got to know each other and spend time hiking at a pre-orientation camping trip in the Sierra.

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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.

In his last Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, a soon-to-graduate student reflects on his time in medical school and his time writing for Scope.

In his last Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, a soon-to-graduate student reflects on his time in medical school and his time writing for Scope.

After beginning her training in clinical reasoning, a first-year medical student considers the similarities between doctors and detectives.

After beginning her training in clinical reasoning, a first-year medical student considers the similarities between doctors and detectives.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, a second-year student reflects on how much she's learned since beginning medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, a second-year student reflects on how much she's learned since beginning medical school.

A fourth-year Stanford medical student reflects on this year's Match Day.

A fourth-year Stanford medical student reflects on this year's Match Day.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, writer Nathaniel Fleming shares how he responds to requests for medical advice from friends or family.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, writer Nathaniel Fleming shares how he responds to requests for medical advice from friends or family.

Steven Zhang shares his insights on Match Day, when medical students across the country learn which residency program they've been matched with.

Steven Zhang shares his insights on Match Day, when medical students across the country learn which residency program they've been matched with.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, second-year student Orly Farber shares her experiences getting into medical school.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, second-year student Orly Farber shares her experiences getting into medical school.

When thinking about which extracurriculars to do in medical school, this student asks herself, "What matters to me, and why?”

When thinking about which extracurriculars to do in medical school, this student asks herself, "What matters to me, and why?”