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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…

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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…