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 […]Read More The Diagnosis of Death
By: Kay Wu (c2022) Q: Who are you? A: I consider myself a citizen of the world. I don’t really consider myself Canadian, or Brazilian even though I was born in Brazil, or Peruvian even though I’m half Peruvian, or Scottish though my last name is Scottish. It’s weird—in Canada, people think I’m Brazilian; in […]Read More Humans of Mac Med– Simon Farquharson
By: Michael Coomber (c2022) In 2017, the FDA approved a new class of onco-immunotherapies for the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Initial trials of these CAR T-cell therapies produced remarkable rates of remission, often in treatment-resistant individuals, despite causing life-threatening adverse effects in a subset of patients. Advancements in CAR […]Read More CAR T-Cell Therapy Comes to Hamilton Health Sciences
By: Devyani Bakshi (c2022) Medicine is a field which recruits people who are driven, perfectionists, goal-oriented, and caring. We often define our self-worth by the fact that we will one day be physicians as many of us have worked almost our entire lives to be here today. We are taught from the first day of […]Read More Mental health in medicine– we need to look out for each other
By: Carlos Chan (c2021) It’s my first ER shift as a clerk. I’m not as wide-eyed and mystified as I was when I first started. I’ve seen my first death, I’ve seen my first birth, and I’ve made countless mistakes in between. Of course I have yet to see a fraction of what I […]Read More My Clerkship Experience– A Deep Dive
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 […]Read More Developing Grit in Medicine
By: Malavan Ragulojan (c2022) Although the future of the infamous He Jiankui has been decided in a court sentencing announced late last December, the ethical pandora’s box he unleashed has yet to be fully appreciated. In February of 2019, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China shocked the […]Read More How do we deal with human genetic modification?