Journeying on the Global Health Pathway: Honoring My Families

Victor Abraham IIWritten by Victor M. Abraham II '23
My mother is an internal medicine physician who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1991. Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, she fled her home country as a child due to the authoritarian regime and sought refuge in America. Soon after her arrival, her father died in a car accident, leaving her mother a widow and the sole caregiver for her, her three brothers, and her ill mother. My mother fought through great hardship to eventually become a physician. Read more...

“Presence & Attention”: A Meditation Guide for Medical Students

Q&A with Collin York '20
The UVM Larner College of Medicine recently launched a meditation guide for students, giving a broad look at the various ways integrating a meditation practice into daily life can help ease stress and anxiety, as well as foster health and well-being over time. Here, co-author Collin York ’20 talks about the goals for the project and the benefits to medical students. Read more...

The Edge

Written by Isaac de la Bruere '22
A river of sweat is slowly trickling down the small of my back, gathering tributaries from the rolling hills formed by my scapulae. My collared shirt is damp in several areas, even though I have an undershirt on today. The heat and humidity are unforgiving at this time of day. I adjust the stethoscope around my neck as we walk into the intensive care unit (ICU). Read more...

Representation Matters in Medicine

Written by Jose Calderon '22
In my senior year at the University of Southern California (USC), I volunteered to teach fifth and eighth grade students the basics of human anatomy and physiology. Located in South Central Los Angeles, the elementary/middle school was predominantly black and Hispanic, with most if not all students coming from low-income households. The kids surprised me every session with their brilliance and curiosity on these science topics. Read more...

Invigorating and Hopeful: Lessons from a Medical Student’s First Mentor  

Written by Dale Stafford, M.D.'81
In reflecting on the Doctoring in Vermont course, in a few words, I find it refreshing, invigorating and hopeful.  It is such a pleasure spending time with the students who are so eager and excited to see, talk to and touch “real patients” after all the “book” learning they’re doing and have done. 
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