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Nationally, more than a third of basic-science doctoral candidates do not finish their training. Pursuing basic-science research is extremely difficult, and I struggled to complete my dissertation. My doctoral research focused on stem cells and their role in the spread of breast cancer. I thought my undergraduate and master’s degree training in mechanical and aerospace Read More

cartoon of hands holding resumes with outlines of men's photos on them. black and white

Editors’ Note: This piece first appeared on the National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health blog. If you have seen the show “Avenue Q”, the hilariously funny spoof of Sesame Street, you may remember the song, “Everyone’s a little bit racist.” The characters sing about the idea that we all have Read More

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

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

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