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The news that the Department of Justice is supporting a case against affirmative action at Harvard has led me to reflect on my 38 years of experience in admissions at a New York medical school. When I started out in the late seventies, affirmative action legislation had already been in place for a decade. One Read More

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Editors’ Note: Each year around this time, new M.D. students find themselves grappling with the nuances and challenges of medical school. They have plenty to think about in terms of where to go, what to do and how to do their best. For many first-year students, it’s reassuring and helpful to hear the thoughts of Read More

The latest edition of Einstein magazine shines a spotlight on the work of faculty members who are making strides both at the bench and at the bedside. Here are two examples from the magazine. The cover story in this edition details Einstein and Montefiore’s decades-long commitment to providing treatment and therapies to patients confronting opioid Read More

Dr. Andrew Racine speaking at a joint Masters Degree ceremony for Einstein's Clinical Research Training Program and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Bioethics program at Einstein

Editors’ Note: On May 24, Dr. Andrew Racine gave the keynote address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s joint Masters Degree ceremony for Einstein’s Clinical Research Training Program and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Bioethics program. Dr. Racine, professor of clinical pediatrics at Einstein and system senior vice president and chief medical officer at Montefiore Health System, shared his insights about Read More

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“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” I have always been fascinated by this inspirational quote from Albert Einstein. I constantly strive to contribute something of value to the world around me, which is why—in addition to having an almost pathological inborn curiosity to know Read More

As I approach graduation, I find myself reflecting on my past. I remember when I first applied to Einstein, and stepping through the sliding doors in the front of Forchheimer trying to prepare myself mentally for interviews. Weathered white coats, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and conversations regarding realms of science I had never Read More