Archive for September, 2016

September 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Invisible Disability

By Andrew M. Harrison 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 23, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Let’s MERG into Mayo

By Domenic Fraboni 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 12, 2016 · Leave a Comment

The Sights and Sounds of Diversity of Mayo Clinic

By Andrew M. Harrison 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 2, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Medicine for the Queer

By Domenic Fraboni 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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