COVID19 is a menacing matador

Malavan Ragulojan, c2022 This article was written on March 15th, 2020 What a week for global markets. On March 14th, the longest bull market run in American history finally came to a dramatic close as the WHO declared COVID19 a pandemic on March 11th, and President Trump announced the virus to be a national emergency. […]

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The Diagnosis of Death

Janna Malone, c2022 I don’t remember the first time I told someone they were going to die. To the outsider, this seems like something that would be impactful enough to leave an everlasting mark. But it was something I knew I would have to do every single day; maybe I’d made a subconscious decision early […]

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Developing Grit in Medicine

By: Lauren Lin (c2022) Grit, a term coined by psychologist Dr. Angela Duckworth, is the passion and perseverance people have for their long-term goals. Individuals with grit are strivers. They have an enduring sense of interest and dedication for what they do, as well as the willingness to keep fighting for it even after encountering […]

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MINDFUL(L)

Jodie (c2020) writes an exceptional poem/creative piece reflecting on her time sitting in on a group mindfulness session facilitated by a therapist; during her recent Psychiatry rotation.

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RPP Adaptation – MF1

During the year that I worked, I had a few days off here and there due to the structure of my contract. I volunteered at a hospital, with the knowledge that I won’t be able to spend as much unfettered time with patients as a medical student, and eventually, as a physician. There is one […]

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A Match

“Please be aware that most stem cell donors and patients never meet.”      The Guide for Potential Unrelated Donors, OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network. Canadian Blood Services.      There’s a message on the machine when I get home from work. A red and flashing number 1. A rainy Thursday in May. I slide the […]

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Dr.

He called me “Dr.” — I am no doctor. Did he not hear me introduce myself as just a medical student? I open his chart full of tabs and labels — but to me it is an angry mess of half-filled forms. Drowning under drug names, I barely have the sense to register that his […]

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