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Several students happily posing together at Match Day 2018 - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

It has been 15 years since my own Match Day, when I learned where I would spend my residency. Six years ago, as the new assistant dean for students, I reflected on the day here, in another blog post—detailing the excitement, the anxiety, the elation for most students, and the disappointment for others. Since then Read More

image of hand holding card with words "conflict of interest"

Late last year the New York Times reported that Dr. José Baselga, the chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, had resigned for failing to disclose his conflicts of interest at professional meetings and in scientific and medical journals. The Times report says that Dr. Baselga—who also served as physician-in-chief at the center—“had Read More

Two giraffes, one resting neck on the other's.

Sometimes, events we consider insignificant turn out to have a long-lasting impact. I was reminded of this recently when I received an email from Erin, a graduate of our pediatric residency training program. She wrote to remind me about a visit we’d made years before to the Bronx Zoo. Though I’d barely remembered that trip Read More

Image of heart and stethoscope on red background

February is American Heart Month, a significant time for me, both personally and professionally. My fascination with the heart started long before I entered medical school at Einstein. I was always interested in biological electricity, including the type that powers the heart’s steady beat. I chose cardiology as my career and focused my research on Read More

portrait of hands. one hand holding a walker and another on top of that hand in a caring gesture

In the summer between my first and second year of medical school I worked on a series of written pieces while interning at Pulse, an online magazine of stories, poems, and art devoted to  sharing the healthcare experience from all perspectives, created by healthcare professionals and patients alike. For this project, titled Encounters, I sat Read More

Bioethics word cloud

Each year, the Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Education Programs hold the Trachtenberg Essay Contest, in which we invite undergraduates from around the nation to submit brief essays on selected topics in bioethics. It’s a unique and important opportunity for us to find out what those interested in the field are thinking about and to highlight the best Read More