The Future of Heart Surgery

The work of Dr. Christiaan Barnard was one of the most influential factors inspiring me to pursue medicine with the goal of becoming a heart surgeon. Pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Denton A Cooley shared his opinion about the impact that…

Poem about Pain

My sophomore year of college, I had the incredible fortune of taking a course entitled “Literature and Medicine,” taught by a professor who inspired me in more ways than she ever will know.  Professor Karen Thornber introduced me to the…

The Doctor's 12-Bar Blues

Occasionally between lectures, some instructors will play music through the lecture hall sound system. As I sat waiting for the next lecture to begin, the Blues Brothers’ version of “Sweet Home Chicago” played. The Blues Brothers is one of my…

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,…