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May 17th, 2017

New Yorkers move to Rochester, Minnesota

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

This is our final blog post of the year. Please see the editor’s note at the end of the post! by Reese Imhof My wife, Nicole, and I made the move from New York to Rochester last spring. She was fortunate and landed a job in her field at Mayo Clinic right away, which gave […]

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April 19th, 2017

The Lucky Ones

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

by Mitch Obey This entry begins with graduation just a few weeks away, and I cannot help but find myself reflecting upon the journey.  The inaugural day of medical school orientation was nearly four years ago now, and it would be entirely cliché to say it feels like it was just yesterday.  But the truth […]

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March 15th, 2017

Does empathy have a future in medicine?

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

by Andrew M. Harrison Does the patient with 11 out of 10 pain deserve empathy? The most contrite answer is probably “every patient deserves empathy”. However, the first time I was faced with a patient in 20 out of 10 pain, I found my empathy waning as I typed “no acute distress”. As an aside, […]

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February 2nd, 2017

Iron Chefs in Medical School

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

by Editt Nikoyan There are a lot of amazing opportunities that come with being a Mayo medical student. One of the aspects that has really made an impression on me is the school’s dedicated focus on student wellness, and I attribute a lot of that to the Student Life and Wellness Committee and their generous […]

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January 18th, 2017

Marriage and Medical School

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

by Reese Imhof Being married in medical school has its challenges along with its advantages. My wife Nicole and I had our wedding less than a year before I entered Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. We’ve known each other since our senior year of high school and we lived together in New York, where we are both […]

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December 23rd, 2016

‘Tis the Season to be Thankful…

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

by Sydney Larkin Greetings! Exhausted, post-anatomy first-year here! I’m here to give you some insight into Anatomy, our block structure, and how most of us feel about Mayo’s mandatory lecture policy. Real talk for a second: I’m currently at home in Cincinnati lying on the couch and cuddling with my cat by the fire. It’s […]

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November 30th, 2016

Costa Rica

By Tyler Brobst tylerbrobst

by Claudia Gutierrez and Simrit (Simi) Warring Less than 12 hours after our microbiology final exam, we boarded a plane for Costa Rica. We spent a week at the rural Hospital William Allen de Turrialba, which serves local residents and an indigenous Indian population, the Cabécar tribes. Day 1: We were greeted in the pediatric […]

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November 4th, 2016

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

By Ling Werner lingwerner

The Medical School is going through many changes this year: A new school dean was named this Spring, Fredric Meyer, M.D., the interviews for the opening of the Arizona Campus in 2017, and now the change of the medical school name to Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. There were several considerations that went into revising […]

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October 12th, 2016

Nicaragua

By jdoliver jdoliver

by Jeremie Oliver “It’s going to be a good day today,” were the words of encouragement from our physician leader, Dr. Bachman. I distinctly remember standing at the triage station of our clinic, assembled within a local schoolhouse building, gazing in awe at the hundreds of Nicaraguans grasping the fence with desperation in their faces. Our […]

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April 27th, 2016

Advanced Doctoring

By Leah Grengs leahrgr

During our second year of medical school, students participate in a course called ‘Advanced Doctoring’. The name was at first surprising to me, because as a beginning second year medical student, I still struggled to distinguish a systolic versus diastolic murmur. During the course, small groups of students would round with a preceptor on Saint […]

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