Neurocognitive Disorder in HIV Positive Adults: My Summer Research

Written by Katherine Clifford '19
When I received a 2016 Larner College of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the world of research. For my summer research fellowship, I worked at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Memory and Aging Center on a project investigating longitudinal brain atrophy rates in virally suppressed HIV-positive adults over the age of 60 compared to age-matched HIV-negative controls.

Notes from a First-Year Med Student: Active Learning Study Tips

Written by Jenna Dafgek '21
I just had my first real medical school exam this past Friday (*shriek*). I tried hard these past three weeks to utilize effective and efficient study methods that focused on active learning to help me prepare. With school just starting, it’s a great time to try out new methods and integrate them into your studying repertoire.

A Focus on the Health Care System: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Written by Kathryn Patton '20
As medical students, we are focused on the human body – how to improve health and well-being, and cure illness. In the world of quality improvement and patient safety (QI and PS), we are focused on the healthcare system as a whole. How can we make it better for our patients? Here at the Larner College of Medicine, I help to lead a group focused on introducing medical students to these important areas in healthcare, in the hopes that they develop the same passion for QI and PS that I have.

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.