Archive for September, 2016

September 29th, 2016

Invisible Disability

By Andrew M. Harrison andrewharrison1

By Andrew M. Harrison The time: January 2010. The place: The barren cornfield-tundra (then tundra) of Rochester, Minnesota. The setting: Other applicants and current students enjoying drunkenly sliding along the sheets of black ice, but you are in pain and hiding a back brace under your clothing from a spine surgery two weeks ago. Do […]

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September 23rd, 2016

Let’s MERG into Mayo

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic Fraboni What does it mean to MERG? Does it mean to change lanes when you’re driving on a busy highway? Maybe you can find a place where two trickling streams MERG together into a large flowing river? I would say that this last example is getting closer, figuratively, to the meaning of MERG that I […]

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September 12th, 2016

The Sights and Sounds of Diversity of Mayo Clinic

By Andrew M. Harrison andrewharrison1

By Domenic F. Fraboni and Andrew M. Harrison There I was (DFF). Standing in front of the crowd that had gathered at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s Annual Diversity Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 07, 2016. I may have been one of a handful of people in that room that had never lived outside of […]

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September 2nd, 2016

Medicine for the Queer

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: James Lee This is a happy story. A boy named Joey goes to his local primary care physician, Dr. Weber, with the desire to talk about his gender. Over the course of his freshman year in high school, he began to feel more uncomfortable in his skin. The way that society treated him as […]

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