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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

"Contents of our home piled up in the front yard. Piles of such debris were segregated by hazardous contents, and collected in the medians daily by the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Guard, and FEMA."

Editors’ Note: In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we asked fourth-year medical student Elizabeth Dupont to reflect on her experiences as a survivor of Hurricane Katrina and offer her thoughts about what those who have lived through catastrophic events need. Twelve years ago, my New Orleans home was under 10 feet of Read More

Right after getting the phone call from the doctor that my PET scan was clean!

I began medical school, like many of my peers, with some experience working with patients. I worked as a volunteer EMT with Cornell University EMS for four years during my undergraduate years; shadowed a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist through Cornell's Urban Summer program at NYP Hospital - Cornell and worked with patients during Global Medical Read More

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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

Woman wearing VR device looking at brain

Although every technology product released today seems as if it is “powered by artificial intelligence,” the actual AI revolution is ahead of us. When it arrives, it will be on par with the industrial revolution in changing our lives, especially in the world of medicine. John McCarthy, a legendary computer scientist, coined the term “AI” Read More

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Editors’ Note: Today is Match Day, when graduating medical students across the nation learn where they will spend their residencies. In this post, we hear from Travis Howlette, a student who shares his thoughts about how he felt leading up to when he found out about his matching at Mount Sinai. If someone were to ask me the most Read More