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Over a century ago, American educator Abraham Flexner established what would become a traditional curriculum structure for U.S. medical schools: two years of basic science education in the classroom followed by two years of clinical experience. Although medical schools have been successful at producing physicians, Flexner could not have imagined the modern practice of medicine Read More

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The classic Hollywood depiction of a scientist is a person working in solitude. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially in today’s high-paced, highly connected, technology-driven world. Many novel discoveries are the result of the combined work of teams of scientists from diverse fields. Graduate school is a critical time to master the skill Read More

It was the fall of 1984 when I interviewed at Einstein to become a medical student. I can still remember the jitters I felt. I was the first person in my Puerto Rican family who was born in the U.S., the first to pursue a graduate degree, the first to attempt to become a physician Read More

There are certain people who enrich lives, shape careers and inspire excellence. Einstein’s Dr. Roger Duvivier is one of those people. From his upbringing in Haiti, Duvivier grew from a young man with a dream—who knew almost no English when he came to the U.S. at age 18—into an accomplished obstetrician/gynecologist, mentor and global health Read More

              In the dire days of 1942, Winston Churchill used the phrase “the end of the beginning” to describe a turning point in World War II. These words could equally be applied to a much happier and more auspicious occasion: graduation from medical school. On May 28, the Einstein Read More

Recently, while enjoying my fourth-year medical school bliss, I was invited to write this blog post about making the transition from a career in nursing to medical school. As a registered nurse with a little over four years of critical care experience, first as a staff nurse and then as a charge nurse, the idea of Read More