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Doctor checking the time

Long ago and far away, on my first day of internship in a Boston hospital, I was handed four pagers to wear. Almost as soon as I clipped them to the waist of my scrubs, the leftmost one chirped. According to my senior resident, this meant that the emergency department had a consult for me Read More

Man showing stop gesture with his hand

A recent opinion piece by Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychologist often referred to as a “public intellectual,” called on bioethicists to “get out of the way” and allow biomedical research to proceed without the red tape and interference that allegedly slow the path to medical breakthroughs. The trigger for Pinker’s attack on bioethics appears to Read More

Ed Burns 1 - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Editors’ Note: On September 9, 2015, the closing of an agreement between Yeshiva University (YU) and Montefiore Health System will lead to Albert Einstein College of Medicine becoming its own legal entity, with Montefiore having operational and financial responsibility and Yeshiva remaining the academic degree-granting institution until Einstein grants its own degrees. We sat down Read More

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Class of 2018 MDs walking to an event

Editors’ Note: This post was originally published in August, 2014. Given the arrival of new students on campus, we are sharing the post again so that members of the class of 2019 can benefit from the lessons on thriving in medical school that contains. To the incoming Albert Einstein College of Medicine Class of 2018 Read More

Soroti Regional Hospital, Uganda

Editors’ Note: This summer, six students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine traveled to Soroti, Uganda, as part of Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute (GDI), to treat diabetes in a part of the world where 693,200 cases of diabetes were reported in 2014. This is the latest in our series of posts detailing the students' challenges and progress Read More

Prescription pills on U.S. currency

Recent attention by the medical profession, Congress and the media has focused on the rising costs of new drugs, particularly for treatment of cancer and hepatitis C. This crisis is widespread, and is threatening any gains in healthcare savings in the U.S. and, more importantly, the health of patients who are unable to afford co-pays Read More

man pouring water on his head

Everyone, it seems, knows about the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral phenomenon that raised record-breaking sums for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. This feel-good movement was critiqued by many, but no one can claim it was a bad thing: it raised lots of money, the overwhelming majority (96 percent) of which was used to Read More