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12/17/2018

A Quick Method for Faculty and Students to Serve as Role Models for Personal Wellness Activities

By Jeffery D. Fritz, Sandra Pfister, Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, Sally Twining and Jose Franco. Can we incorporate into the curriculum a quick and easy way to promote awareness and the practice of wellness by both medical school faculty and students? At the start of the fall 2017 term, course directors overseeing first- and second-year pre-clinical instruction […]

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12/11/2018

My Pediatrician

By Puja Nayak “Doctor,” I say, my voice fading. I hear footsteps running and my eyes shut. Hours later, I have a wire in me. I try and pull it out but my doctor stops me. “No, don’t do that sweetie.” I give her a look. I don’t understand why I’m here. My head is […]

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11/13/2018

Working on my MD and PhD degrees as a DACA recipient

By Cesar E. Montelongo Hernandez Last week a federal appeals court upheld the ruling that blocks the Trump administration from ending DACA. This means the nationwide injunction that allows DACA to remain will stay in place. Despite this, the legal battle will continue and likely head to The Supreme Court of the United States. DACA […]

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10/10/2018

A Response to Alumni Disappointed in Stritch’s Support for DACA

By Sunny Nakae In May the Stritch alumni magazine published a cover feature article about our first cohort of DACA recipients admitted to the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and their impending graduation.  We received both positive and negative correspondence about this feature.  What follows is a compilation of complaints I received from […]

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10/10/2018

A Response to Alumni Disappointed in Stritch’s Support for DACA

By Sunny Nakae In May the Stritch alumni magazine published a cover feature article about our first cohort of DACA recipients admitted to the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and their impending graduation.  We received both positive and negative correspondence about this feature.  What follows is a compilation of complaints I received from […]

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09/11/2018

Emotional Rollercoaster: Learning to Doctor through Humbling Experiences

By Kihyun Kwon It was an eventful start to the morning. My attending saw the first patient, who voiced murder ideation towards her unfaithful husband. I imagined myself being taken aback in a troublesome situation like that. I was still in a state of shock when my patient arrived. The clinic schedule had no regard […]

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06/26/2018

Sharing at the Free Clinic

By Megan Masten I recently had the opportunity to spend a month at a free health-care clinic in Flint, Michigan as part of my third year Internal Medicine clerkship. I am in an underserved medicine program and I have a deep interest in working with people who have characteristically been left out of healthcare.  I […]

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06/11/2018

The Past Today: A Southern Physician Visits the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

At this year’s Southern Group on Educational Affairs conference, the University of Mississippi hosted an outing at the Two Mississippi Museums, consisting of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. I focused my visit on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.  It was exhausting, difficult, heart-wrenching, and, in the end, hopeful.  Growing […]

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06/05/2018

Switching Roles: A Physician, An Educator, A Patient

By Nalini Juthani On a bright early morning while getting ready for work, suddenly, something went “Swoosh” in my head. I saw double and felt dizzy with eyes open. Horrified, I returned back to my bed. In a few moments I began to play out various scenarios in my mind. Each potential diagnosis that flashed […]

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05/15/2018

A Reflection on The Match: Appreciating and Addressing the Financial Burden on Students

By Justin D. Triemstra Match day. Those two words can bring back a fountain of emotions for physicians.  For some, excitement and thrill. For others, anxiety or sorrow. But for most, a significant financial burden during a time of limited income. A recent discussion with a fourth year medical student reminded me of this important, […]

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