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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

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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

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

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