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A letter to incoming medical students

Posted on 18 July 2012 by Sarah O’Connor (Meds 2014)

As my classmates and I eagerly await the results of our clerkship lotteries, I can’t help but think back to the beginning of medical school two Septembers ago. I was so eager to embark on this terrifying and exhilarating journey, convinced the years ahead would be the best time of my life.

At the risk of sounding jaded, there are a few things I’ve learned in the last two years that I would love to pass along to you. Things I wish someone had mentioned to me when I was in your shoes, having just been cloaked in that prestigious white coat, thinking fondly to the years ahead. Continue Reading

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An Open Letter to Premed Students

Posted on 18 July 2012 by Linna Li (Meds 2014)

“He had made a simple calculation: In one hour he could make thirty forged documents. If he slept one hour, thirty people would die”

– Sarah Kaminsky, regarding her father

Dear premed student,

You may think that I am writing to you about the tips and tricks for getting into medical school: how to calculate your average GPA, what extracurriculars you need to do, and other such questions you might have. But no—all these things is easily available elsewhere, and I will not repeat them here. Continue Reading

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