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A New Beginning

One thousand, three hundred and ninety-one days lie ahead of us as first-year medical students. These are days to which many forewarn – the compilation…

The Art that is Medicine

Medicine is an art gallery- full of brilliant paintings that were each created to be appreciated, respected, and evaluated for her beauty and tale. All…

“Pain and Fear, Relief and Joy”

I’ve been contributing to this blog for a few years now, and every entry seems to eventually come around to this one idea: how much…

The Body is a Journal

I feel immensely fortunate to be a student at USCSOMG. I have been placed in the company of people who care about the doctor that…

Thinking Like a Doctor

I grew up in a small town in South Carolina where everybody knew everybody.  People I’d never spoken to knew my entire life story, and…

Thank You 7 South

An open thank you from a medical student to nursing staff (everywhere): When I started as a nursing assistant, I had three goals: gaining clinical…

Sad and Lonely Together

Here, at the end of didactic education, how do you say goodbye to the room you have spent every day of the last two years…

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Be Courageous and Have Heart

The unspoken. The monster under the bed. The unspoken. The shadow in the corner. 

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Much More Will Be Required

Before fourth-year student Jeremiah White ever started medical school, he wrote this post about the moment he knew he wanted to be a doctor. Fast forward…

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The Road to Cynicism: Remembering our Privilege

A couple years ago, I wrote about the privilege of becoming a physician. When I wrote that, I was still far removed from the clinical…