Students

From far and wide, in a class of their own

Along with top-notch academic credentials, first-year students bring a wealth of diverse experience.

Collectively, the 100 members of the Class of 2005 have interned in the White House, built an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, taught math to ex-convicts, worked in emergency rooms, helped run a women’s health clinic in Armenia, conducted research on diabetes, studied insects in the marshes of Costa Rica and narrowly escaped the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Their numbers include a VISTA volunteer, a biologist, a lifeguard, an emergency medical technician and a student who speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish.

This diverse and eclectic group of 46 men and 54 women came together on August 28 for their induction into the world of medicine—the donning of the white jacket that identifies them as healers. With that act came words of caution from the new chair of surgery.

“Medicine without magic, without empathy, without insight into the desires and aspirations of the individual...

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Counsel from the council

As first-year students arrived on campus, the Medical Student Council, led by President Kavita Mariwalla, Vice President Brian Nahed and Treasurer Mariah Ruth, guided them through orientation with a series of events. The council opened the student-run used bookstore for the academic year and held a sale of used scrubs and anatomy tools. To promote some camaraderie among students in the different health professions,...

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Fund-raising event, now a fall tradition, takes a different tack

In a break from tradition, anatomy professor William B. Stewart, Ph.D., sold his trademark bow tie this year not at the...

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Advice from Hippocrates

Borrowing from the ancients, Charles A. Morgan III, M.D., offered advice and wisdom to the 35 graduates of the...

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International scholars find their work takes on a new importance

When the Committee on International Health held its annual symposium in early October, the events of September 11 and...

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