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One of my favorite shows to watch as a kid was Bill Nye the Science Guy. I fondly recall being glued to the television as Bill enthusiastically explained the mysterious wonders of the universe with all of his props, gizmos and gadgets. Unlike science teachers at school, whose seemingly endless lectures bored me, Bill Nye’s Read More

I am an Egyptian-American who grew up spending many summers in Egypt. For that reason, I welcomed the chance to work at Abu El Reesh Hospital, KasrAlainy School of Medicine, a public university hospital as part of the Global Health Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine after my first year. Older physicians at the Read More

Shoshana Weiner and her parents

Editors’ Note: The following essay by Albert Einstein College of Medicine second-year medical student Shoshana Weiner was first published in the journal Current Oncology. Curiosity and apprehension. I experience this tension as a young man ushers me through large daunting doors with “Authorized Personnel Only” posted in bold red letters. Inside, a massive machine dominates the Read More

Editors’ Note: This summer, six students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine traveled to Soroti, Uganda, as part of Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute (GDI), to treat diabetes in a part of the world where 693,200 cases of diabetes were reported in 2014. This is the latest in our series of posts detailing the students’ experiences Read More

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Orientation 2014

The transition from college (or from a career, for nontraditional students) to medical school can be intense. It certainly was for me. In the months leading up to orientation, I read dozens of blogs and articles to try to learn what med school life was truly going to be like and to prepare myself for Read More

Editors’ Note: This summer, six students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine have traveled to Soroti, Uganda, to treat diabetes as part of Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute (GDI). During this period, we are featuring a series of posts detailing their challenges and progress. In this post, second-year M.D. student Jayson Lian shares his experiences with Read More