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May 6, 2015

Full Circle

By Brian Rodysill Brian Rodysill

As I stepped up to the patient on the operating table, side by side with a doctor who had changed my life, I could feel goose bumps starting to creep up my arms and chest while the little hairs on the back of my neck began standing on end. Approaching 5 years ago today, I […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Neurosurgery, Spinal Fusion


April 22, 2015

Allen

By Margaret Cupit Margaret Cupit

I had never seen someone quite so helpless as Allen*, so away from the grasp of any type of comfort. When I walked into the room, the 20-year-old cancer patient was sitting on the exam table with his legs crossed. He was looking down at his electronic gaming device, pressing buttons randomly, perhaps in an […]

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Tags: Cancer, First Year Medical Student, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Shadowing


April 8, 2015

Calzones: Proceed as Indicated

By Rachel Hammer Rachel Hammer

Just three weeks into my general surgery rotation, I have continually been given the privilege to “close”, or stitch shut, the incision. It sounds like I might be a reserve star pitcher, but really, it’s the grunt work OR job for medical students. Since I’m not allowed to do anything more exciting at this point—like […]

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Tags: Baking, Bread Making, Calzones, Cookies, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Meet Mayo Med, Recipes, Surgery


March 25, 2015

Who will you have your next coffee with?

By Michelle Hwang Michelle Hwang

Coming from a public school where nearly a third of my classmates did not graduate, I would not be where I am today if not for my family and mentors. And surprisingly, many of my mentors were not physicians. One was a flute teacher, who cared as much about my health and well-being as she […]

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Tags: Education, M2, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Mentorship, Minnesota, Premed


March 11, 2015

Medical Illustration: Shadowing an Artist in Medical School

By Diem Vu Diem Vu

Art has been one of my passions ever since I could hold a pencil—an important outlet for expression, relaxation, and reflection. However, I never found an intersection between art and medicine until I discovered medical illustration in college. Medical Illustration is a field where artists take medical school classes alongside medical students to become experts […]

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Tags: Anatomy, art, Education, M3, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, medical illustration, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med


February 25, 2015

Sourdough Lungs: An Anatomy Primer

By Rachel Hammer Rachel Hammer

It has occurred to me, late in the game, that all of this time I could have been using my bread baking not only as catharsis but also as a study device. Bread can be more than nutrition; it can be education. Let me explain. Because I spent the last week in the ICU and […]

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Tags: Baking, Bread, Bread Making, Lung Anatomy, Lungs, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med


February 4, 2015

Developing Community Resilience through a Zombie Apocalypse

By Lauren Smith Lauren Smith

The 4th annual zombie apocalypse simulation, Bounce Day, took place this past fall and gave many medical students first-hand experience on handling a community disaster. As an organizer and participant, I saw the event unfold in a perfect combination of organized chaos that gave me a glimpse into what might actually happen in a real-life […]

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Tags: Bounce Day, Boy Scouts, Community Resilience, Disaster Training, Gamehaven Scout Camp, HADAD, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students


January 21, 2015

Reaching Out to Siblings of Children with Disabilities

By Methus Earth Hasassri Methus Earth Hasassri

As medical students, we often fall into a routine of learning in a certain way, probably as a result of classroom-based learning during our first two years. It’s not very often that we students have the opportunity to expand our newly attained scientific knowledge into the context of the human experience. However, a group of […]

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Tags: Child Life, Child Life Specialist, Community Engagement, Disabilities, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Child Life, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med


January 7, 2015

Leadership in Community Health and Wellness

By Bre Kluck Bre Kluck

Since beginning medical school last year, I have increasingly been pondering this question: How can we shift the focus of our energy into promoting health, rather than reacting with healthcare?  To me, seeking ways to decrease our risk of attaining chronic illnesses, all while improving our mental health and relationships with others, seems to be […]

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Tags: Austin Minnesota, Community Engagement, Community Health, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Mower County Minnesota, Mower Refreshed


December 17, 2014

DBT – The Tastier Version!

By Rachel Hammer Rachel Hammer

I’ll admit sometimes I eat brownies for breakfast. If they happen to be out, and I’m whirling through the kitchen to get dressed and upright on the moped and into the hospital, I’ll grab a brownie and chase it with a pot of coffee. I’m getting help. Actually, I’ve invented my own Crisis Hotline for […]

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Tags: Baking, Brownies, DBT, Dialectical behavioral therapy, Healthy Living, Healthy recipes, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Meet Mayo Med


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