I’m thankful that my first rotation was family medicine out in Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is a small town halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Everything moves a little slower out there compared to what I’m used to in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Similarly, my family medicine rotation as a whole was slower and calmer compared to my other rotations. I didn’t see any emergency conditions or an excessive number of rare pathologies ...

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shutterstock_221545084 With my third year of medical school coming to a close, here is what I wish I did differently, wish I knew beforehand or figured out along the way during my core clinical rotations. It's nothing groundbreaking, and you may have heard this before, but it can't hurt to hear it from someone else. Hold yourself accountable for the welfare of your ...

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As I walked home last night I glanced up at the evening sky of Dominica. Twinkling down at me was what seemed like a surprisingly bright star compared to all the rest. It couldn’t be a plane because planes very rarely fly over this Caribbean island. It seemed to be stationary so it couldn’t be a meteor. Confused, I pulled out the sky map on my iPhone and discovered it was ...

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I sit at my home in New Jersey as I anxiously await my 6am flight two days from now that will take me to the Caribbean island of Dominica where I will begin to take my first steps in the journey of becoming a doctor at Ross University School of Medicine. Many people attempted to discourage me from continuing on the path I started on. Doctors I shadowed would warn me ...

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