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Einstein medical student Ilirjan Gjonbalaj and mom

EDITORS’ NOTE: We celebrate all of our graduates receiving their degrees on Thursday, May 24. But it’s always a special moment when someone from our Morris Park neighborhood completes their journey at Einstein. Today we present the story of one such student along with the support he found in the Bronx that led to his Read More

Academius founders (right to left) Mohammod Arafat, Dinesh Rai, Kevin Fernandes and the author

Few ventures in life result in simultaneous, definitive outcomes; medical school is one of them. On Match Day, virtually every fourth-year medical student in the United States—myself included—will discover where we will embark on the most rigorous portion of our medical training. This important day fuels countless hours of anxious information-gathering from online forums, desperation-driven Read More

Shoshana Weiner at finish of 2017 NYC Marathon

Editors’ Note: The following post by Albert Einstein College of Medicine fourth-year medical student Shoshana Weiner was first published in the blog, Reflective MedEd. “4 ounces water every mile, half an electrolyte ‘gu’ pack over 2.5 miles, ¼ energy bar every 6 miles”—AKA how did you manage training for a marathon while in medical school?  The simple Read More

Medical school for those of us from underserved communities can seem like an impossible dream. I was fortunate to get here through a large and varied support network―starting with my grandmother, and leading to my mentors today. I hope my story holds valuable lessons for premed students looking for a route to their dreams. My Read More

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. Renewing your driver’s license at the DMV is one of those mundane chores modern life imposes on us. We wait for our number to be called, to have our eyes checked, and verify our address. Only at the last step of the process are we confronted with a Read More

wisdom wordcloud

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