As a second year medical student at an institution that has recently introduced a new curriculum, I have become fascinated with the question of what ought to be taught in medical school. With the roll out of this new curriculum, which focuses on a systems-based approach to learning as well as integrating clinical experiences early […]
Babies, Babies Everywhere!
I spent about week of my pediatric rotation in the NICU and the newborn nursery. There’s certainly a lot that goes into having a safe and healthy baby. Let’s put it this way, there is a lot that can go wrong in a baby. It was interesting to observe how the attendings counseled new parents on […]
The Curious Case of the Solar Kids
I recently came across news reports of two Pakistani boys who have been dubbed as “The Solar Kids.” It’s a fascinating medical mystery if it actually is true. Apparently, both of these boys are normal active children during the day, but as soon as the sun goes down, they collapse into a vegetative state. During this […]