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By Erik Carlson “Hospital’s on lockdown.” The security guard didn’t even throw us a backward glance as he shouted the news over his shoulder before continuing on his brisk jog around the floor. I turned to the chaplain I was shadowing that Friday afternoon. A Dominican sister from the Dominican Republic, she called herself a […]

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By Michael Dauzvardis In The Beginning It was June of 1977 and I had just begun my graduate career in anatomy.  Little did I know that I would be taking all my major classes with the medical students.  A lifelong journey in accompanying medical students in various ways had begun. The Lecture Hall A typical […]

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By Fabiana Juan Martinuzzi “Pobrecito”– she said as we discussed the patient’s pneumonia course before entering his room. “Pobrecito” – she repeated as we donned our gloves. “Pobrecito”- she mouthed to us in front of our patient. “Pobrecito”- she whispered in my ear as we left the room. That day, “pobrecito” became a word I […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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