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March 9, 2019

Guest Blogger: Katie Linder, Introducing “On the Pulse”

By pkiessling pkiessling

The following was written by Katie Linder, a current M2 on the Diversity and Inclusion Council. She describes the recent addition of the “On the Pulse” feature to the Medical School’s internal website:   Hi all! My name is Katie Linder and I’m a second year med student and member of the MCSOM Council for […]

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February 21, 2019

What is a mob?

By Crystal Mendoza crystalmendoza

By Josiane Joseph “…a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? … It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and […]

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February 19, 2019

Book Review: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

By tljordan tljordan

  I remember the first punk album that I got my hands on: Dookie by Green Day. I sat in my basement in that high backed computer chair watching the music videos on repeat, unknowingly unlocking a part of my identity which would be ebbing and flowing from the surface to the depths of myself. […]

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January 17, 2019

Pathway to peace

By Crystal Mendoza crystalmendoza

By: Andrew M. Harrison, MD, PhD P2P. Surely this acronym has not yet been claimed. I met a clown recently. As Patch Adams was the only clown I knew of, also a physician on the side, I joined him for the recent holiday season in the backwoods of West Virginia at the Gesundheit! Institute for […]

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December 18, 2018

In Case You Missed It: Charlie Blotner

By tljordan tljordan

On November 27th, The Kern Center Innovation and Design Series of Unexpected Conversation brought Charlie Blotner to speak for a lunchtime talk, titled “Establishing Trust in Healthcare: How the Transgender Community is Building a New Ecosystem for Health.” What made this talk interesting from the start is that Blotner brings a unique viewpoint as a […]

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December 11, 2018

How do we improve the status of mental health in graduate school?

By Crystal Mendoza crystalmendoza

A recent article in The Atlantic covering the mental health disorders people suffer with in graduate school recently popped up on my suggested articles on Google, and on my Facebook timeline (I will give up Facebook, eventually). In the Facebook comments, and in the post sharing this article, people overwhelmingly agreed that this was nothing […]

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November 25, 2018

Growth During the Application Cycle

By pkiessling pkiessling

The transition from premedical studies to medical school may be the most dramatic change a future physician will experience in their education, yet the medical school application process inherently resists any continued growth for applicants. Primary applications are submitted in June, interviews extend into the fall and winter, and acceptances are released during the spring of […]

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Kavanaugh: What Now?

November 2, 2018

Kavanaugh: What Now?

By tljordan tljordan

I don’t want to write another article about how tragic, and terrifying it is that Brett Kavanaugh is now a Supreme Court Justice of the United States of America. I don’t want to write another think piece on what it is like to be assigned female at birth, trans, or nonbinary in the era of […]

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October 19, 2018

Book Review: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

By Crystal Mendoza crystalmendoza

By: TL Jordan Representation is incredibly important. Not just in our media, but in our everyday lives. When we are young we look up to people and dream about seeing ourselves in their shoes. Young children look to see themselves reflected in everyday life as teachers, astronauts, politicians, actors, artists, scientists, and so much more. […]

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October 4, 2018

Voting Supports Our Wellness

By Crystal Mendoza crystalmendoza

By: Josiane Joseph In 2008, I was an unassuming teenager with serious goals that included finding ways to get to the beach and hoarding enough clothes to ensure that I always had a unique ensemble to wear. My understanding of the three branches of government was fair, but I harbored an excessive amount of apathy […]

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