Medical Technology: Google Glass and the Future of Medical Education and Practice

Medicine is often a field at the forefront of technology. The importance of the field itself combined with the lucrative payouts seen for successful medical devices attracts many entrepreneurs and companies to the field. One of the most intriguing new…

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Summer Break

The MSPress Blog will be taking a summer break to work on the upcoming journal. Look for more from the MSPress Blog in July!

Stories of Suffering

I am a medical student because I love questions. After a blood vessel takes a punch, what causes the platelet pile-up? What makes people blink, gag, cough, or sneeze? Why is cat litter as scary as alcohol for a pregnant…

Imposter Syndrome | Slam Poetry

Great slam poetry piece on the Medical Student Press blog by one of our very own editors, Aryan Saparast! Watch and share!

On Hope

The day’s clinical case presented in anatomy lab was that of a 40-year-old male who had dislocated his sixth cervical vertebrae in a surfing accident. Upon arrival at the hospital, he had suffered full paralysis from the neck down but…

The Seedfolk Store | An Urban Agriculture Project

I recently had the privilege of visiting The Seedfolk Store in Rochester, New York. The store is run by the non-profit ProperRochester, Inc. which focuses on community engagement through urban agriculture with a focus on healthy food availability, youth empowerment,…

5 things you learn as an MS1

Entering the first year of medical school, MS1’s believe that they have some idea of what they are beginning. We are inundated with information about medical school starting in our pre-med or post-baccalaureate years, and the application process heaps even…

Parents fight Croatian law enforcing mandatory child vaccinations | We don't need no vaccinations, we don't need no thought control

The Croatian constitutional court has made the vaccination of children a legal obligation. Their reasoning behind this law is that “a child’s right to health is more important than a parent’s right to choose (wrongly)”. Their words, not mine, although…

A Review of "Informed Consent" | A Play Regarding the DNA Tests and Lawsuits of the Havasupai Indians

Informed Consent, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer and directed by Sean Daniels, aims to show the emotional, psychological, and physical dangers that can occur when researchers fail to communicate adequately with their subjects. The play focuses on the tale of…