We’re here at TEDMED 2013, excited to be part of a unique group of people passionate about the future of medicine and curious to walk the path that will take us there. We’ll be reporting through the rest of the week on the talks, demos, and people that make TEDMED the world’s premier medical conference. The first session of TEDMED 2013 opened with performing artist Kishi Bashi setting the stage ...

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Going to a new medical school working its way through the accreditation process is, by design, a bit of an experiment. A school wants to establish itself as distinctive, but in the end, it seems that doing anything radical is out of the question. The drive to conform to professional standards and expectations is a good thing. It generally prevents schools from bilking students of grand amounts of money while ...

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There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. - Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark Over the past year I have been blogging for The Lancet Student. As luck would have it, I ended up writing during my 3rd year of medical school, American Style. This is my “clinical clerkship” year. In a way, my posts have been a record of my journey during that year. As ...

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Recently I had the privilege of travelling to Vancouver, British Columbia to attend the inaugural BC Forum of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. We had a wonderful host in the Department of Global Health of Simon Fraser University (and especially from Drs. Craig Jones & Vic Neufield). It was a challenging and pivotal conference for me. That is not what I want to share now. The conference started with ...

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Now that it has been a couple of weeks since finishing my family medicine rotation, it struck me on the invaluable lessons I learned there from two amazing preceptors. My family medicine experience was in a community group practice based in the city where I am doing my rotations. This city is in a suburban/rural environment with an incredible mix of patients ... the age range one day was from ...

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So many times we feel so overwhelmed by the crush of medical school that we forget to share the really amazing moments that come along each day. One of the incredible gifts you get as a medical student is that you get to step inside medicine as a worker and observer. Often, you get overwhelmed with being the "worker" and do not remember to be an "observer" of the ...

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