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On my last day of rotation in the psychiatric emergency room, we received a new patient. The keywords and phrases rang through the air: “teenager,” “transgender,” “homeless,” “assaulted recently,” “says she feels a full-grown baby kicking.” I immediately asked if I could see this patient, and was sent out to admit her.

Side by side picture of filing system in Soroti Uganda medical cliinic

Editors’ Note: This summer, four medical students and two research trainees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine traveled to Soroti, Uganda, to treat diabetes as part of Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute. We are featuring a series of posts detailing their challenges and progress. In this post, second-year M.D. student Madelyn Klugman shares her experiences. The Read More

Young woman taking an exam

Editors’ note: Last week, we published a post by Dr. Felise Milan concerning the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 exam and controversy over its existence. This week, M.D. student Sukhjot Sandher looks at the stress accompanying the USMLE Step 1 exam and its long-term implications. This post originally appeared on The EJBM Blog Read More

Female doctor examining a patient

In June, the American Medical Association passed a resolution calling for an end to the clinical portion of the licensing exam required for all physicians in the U.S. The impetus for this was a group of medical students understandably unhappy about the exam’s expense ($1,275) and the cost to travel to one of the five Read More

Different desserts at a buffet

For many students, it’s the first time they’re living away from home: no family, no relatives, no friends nearby. Yes, there’s the Internet, and that makes socializing easier, but a new school schedule—even for those at the graduate level—combined with dorm life, dorm food and a totally new environment is enough to stress out even Read More

Coffee cup and on a wooden table. Dark background.

Editors’ Note: Each day, there are 2.2 billion cups of coffee consumed worldwide. In the U.S. alone,  residents average 2.7 cups of coffee per day. As a result, there are  frequently studies reported about the potential benefits or harm caused by the beverage, which is why we're presenting the following blog post which first appeared on Forbes.com. Since 1991 coffee has Read More