An Elemental Experience in Medicine

Written by Khaled al Tawil '19
As a student in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at Hudson Headwaters Health Network, I have the opportunity to get to know patients over the course of an entire year. I’ll accompany them to check-ups, tests, surgeries, rehabilitation – any interaction with a health care provider is considered a learning opportunity. Not only do I experience the health care system from multiple angles, I begin to understand what it’s like for a patient to experience sickness and health.   

A Look Back: Top Five Posts from the Larner College of Medicine Blog

Next week, the Larner College of Medicine welcomes the Class of 2021 to campus. As we begin another academic year, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at the past year of writing from our students, and revisit some of the most popular blog posts. The top five most-viewed posts showcase the diversity of our students, as well as the energy and enthusiasm they bring to the field of medicine.

Book Review: “Dreamland,” the Opioid Epidemic 101

Written by Kenyon Bolton '18
Every medical library should have a table of recommended books. After a day of study, I often linger by the one at my school, wishing that I had more time for a good read. I recently picked up a recommendation and didn’t let go. The author’s name was familiar and the praise for the book was compelling, but most of all it was the subtitle that drew me in: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

Guest Blog Post: 2017 Commencement Class Speaker

Written by Dylan Devlin, M.D.'17
I’ve always wanted to speak at a graduation but have always been passed over by some…valedictorian. I was thrilled to accept, but after doing so I realized that speaking at this graduation would be no small task. As members of the Class of 2017 know, we just might be the greatest class to have ever graduated…at any time…in any field…on any planet. I began to crumble under the pressure knowing that if I disappointed my classmates, I would be disappointing all of humanity.

Honoring Our Anatomical Donors through the Convocation of Thanks

Written by Elizabeth McLeod '20
The Larner College of Medicine Class of 2020 recently honored those who have chosen to make the ultimate gift, the gift of anatomical donation, at the annual Convocation of Thanks (COT) ceremony. As a newly minted first year medical student, there was nothing I had anticipated more than learning about the human body first-hand in Gross Anatomy. This course is a revered rite of passage for all medical students.