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Through the Lens of a Medical Student

The following photos were taken by M2 Raychel Simpson throughout her various travels and during the academic year. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work, Raychel….

Legacies

Note: This post by rising M2 Hope Conrad is Part 2 of some of the reflections from the M1s’ Gift of Life Ceremony. If you…

Gift of Life

Recently our M1 class held a Gift of Life Ceremony to honor the people who donated their bodies to our school in order for us…

Compassionate Care

“Compassion is not a virtue; it is a commitment. It’s not something we have or don’t have—it’s something we choose to practice.” – Brené Brown…

Patients: Teachers for Life

Have you ever thought about what type of learner you are? Visual? Auditory? Kinesthetic? A combination of two or all three? Maybe you have different…

The Value of a Pause

Pitter patter, in and out, pitter patter, in and out. What is medicine, but a never-ending race, a constant rush—a marathon.

Spring Preview and Post-view

This past weekend USCSOMG hosted Spring Preview, which is an opportunity to show our incoming students and their families what our school is all about….

Match Day: A Love Connection

St. Patrick’s Day has become quite the celebration, a time when everyone seems to find some Irish heritage. But for fourth-year medical students across the…

Anything Your School Does My School Does Better…

Some people say med students nowadays are coddled. I disagree. We’re not coddled. We’re kneaded. There’s a difference.

Slump in the Second Year

I am nearing the end of my second year of medical school, and I think it is almost universally true that at this point in…