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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…

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Light Through Darkness

Like many aspiring physicians across the country, I came into medical school with high expectations for the quality of care I wanted to give my…

An Open Letter to the Standardized Patient

As part of their educational training, students at the USC School of Medicine Greenville experience encounters with standardized patients, or trained individuals who portray the…

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On Presence

To be present – what does it mean? How do we arrive to it? How do we yield it as a necessary tool in our…

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Feeling Full

I had family in town recently and beyond the usual great time we always have together, we ate… a LOT. We ate so much that…

“I decided not to attend medical school.”

As many of my peers intimately know, applying to medical school is–to put it incredibly lightly–very difficult. More accurately, the application cycle is an extremely…