Of Fire and Doubt

By Cory Anderson – Class of 2015 The clouds part and the evening sun floods through my window, setting the northern wall ablaze with flames of orange and gold as it sets.  The fire races down the wall, engulfing the heavy, wooden desk and the textbooks strewn across the floor.  Faster than lightning the flames […]

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My Mirrors

By Kevin Singh – Class of 2016 Who am I? That, my dear reader, is a fundamental question that is important not only for those in the medical profession, but also for anyone in the population at large. It is a concept that is heavily emphasized in the medical application process, and a thorough answer […]

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Machines of Burden

By Richard Osborne – Class of 2014 “Don’t get too close.” We’ve all heard the proverb of the stoic physician, of the commanding stalwart who treats but seldom feels. The notion that there is a perpetual tension between empathy and efficiency in medicine is as old as it is clichéd. Compassion, we’re told, is the gateway to […]

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Inside-out

By: Ariela Rozenek – Class of 2015 Scene: A family gathering at a restaurant. A med student, Cynthia, enters, having not seen her family in some time. Everyone is eating and enjoying exciting conversation. Aunt: Cynth! It’s so good to see you dear. How is school? Cynthia: It’s great auntie! My classes are going really […]

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When Aunty X Asks About Her DiabetAs: privilege, responsibility and humility in med school

By: Sumeet Khanna – Class of 2015 The Miramba ringtone. Caller ID tells me it’s…AUNTY X. “Sumeet?” I hear trepidation and anxiety. “Hi Aunty X. How are -” “I’m taking a pill.” She finishes the thought, expecting me to know precisely what she’s talking about. I don’t. But I take a moment to relax and […]

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