A Sound Mind

A Sound Mind
Zach Duarte, M1, Class of 2022
II Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

I remember vividly the moment I decided to become a physician. “Why me God?” I cried out into my pillow as my brother was taken to yet another mental institution. Another holiday ruined. Another cold Thanksgiving turkey. Nothing quite haunts me like the sunken eyes of my mother, looking for answers, and finding none. I cried. Continue reading “A Sound Mind”

Medicare for All – What is it, Exactly?

Medicare for All – What is it, Exactly?
Kate Dixon, Class of 2023
Kate has worked in Washington D.C. for the past two years in policy.

We’ve all seen the political tweets. Typically, something incoherent with poor grammar from one extreme of the political spectrum or the other (see my personal favorite about “HealtCare”). And as of late those tweets have had a lot to do with Medicare for All. But what exactly is Medicare for All (M4A)? Continue reading “Medicare for All – What is it, Exactly?”

Reflections on The Cantaloupe Knee and Self-Driving Heart Attack

Reflections on The Cantaloupe Knee and Self-Driving Heart Attack
Stefano Byer, M1, Class of 2022

“In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy, physiology, and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.” 

-Oliver Sacks

“Stefano, I have an odd question for you – are these people that we’re about to help, these Dominicans and Haitians, are they really the same as we are?”

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