What Kind of Doctors are we Going to Be?

Eli GoldbergWritten by Eli Goldberg, M.D.'20
We’re graduating into a moment where nothing is predictable, and no one knows quite what to expect. This year, the normal uncertainty of starting residency seems to be amplified a hundredfold. As young doctors we’ll be facing things we’ve never faced before – at the same time as the entire medical system faces something it’s never faced before. Read more...

Why Social Justice Belongs in Medical Education

Richard BrachWritten by Richard Brach '22
The well-being of a country’s children is an important measure to track, as poverty in early years can have long-lasting consequences on children’s performance in school and their adult health status (1). The United States is considered one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but we have childhood poverty rates that are some of the worst.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...