Student Stories
A health care education blog.

Code Black

By Stephan Chiu, schiu

I recently went to a premiere of Code Black, a new documentary film about the experiences of residents in Los Angeles County ER. This emergency room is the busiest in the entire United States, and the title of the movie refers to massive influx of patients that the staff there regularly faces. The movie was..

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25th July, 2014

First clerkship, midpoint

By Alexander Morgan, amorgan

I am mid-way through my first clinical clerkship, neurology. I have learned a huge amount, and I am indebted to the medical school faculty and the residents who have taken a lot of time out to teach me. I started out on the neurological in-patient team. When someone is hospitalized for a neurological condition, this is..

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24th July, 2014

Ahh… it’s so hard I can’t handle it all!

By Divya Kurian, dkurian

The medical school work load is something everyone worries about before and during med school. One of my biggest fears before I started was whether I could handle all the information we’d have to learn and if I could actually keep up with everyone else. I had heard so many stories of seemingly impossible feats..

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23rd July, 2014