Author: Vikas Bhatt

Vikas Bhatt Vikas Bhatt (3 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief and Former Medical Student Editor (2014-2015)

Drexel University College of Medicine


Vikas is a Class of 2017 medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine. He joined in-Training in 2014 as a medical student editor and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief and a writer's-in-training mentor. Vikas' interests include public health and advocacy. He hopes to pursue a career in urology.




Is it Time to #endstep2cs? An Interview with the Initiative Founder and a USMLE Representative

In March 2016, six medical students at Harvard Medical School launched #endstep2cs, an initiative aimed to garner support for the termination of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) that is currently administered to medical students prior to graduation. This past week, we talked with Christopher Henderson, one of the organization founders, and Dr. Peter Katsufrakis, the senior vice president for assessment programs at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), to discuss the faults and merits of both the CS exam and the student-led initiative to end it.

A Medical Student’s Thank You

At the fundamental core of what the upcoming holiday is intended to represent, beyond the shopping and the impossibly large set of dinner plates in front of us, is the idea of gratitude. In the often busy lives of medical students, it is too easy to let this holiday merely be a break from the endless studying, a time to catch up on all the lectures you have let slip through the cracks, a time to spend home with your family and long-ignored friends or a time to catch up on that ever-elusive sleep.

Isolated and Unhealthy: Geriatrics in America

The art of medicine encompasses healing of both the body and the mind, and thus, an understanding of the complex relationship between a patient’s mental well-being and physical disease state. This psychological and physical interplay is even more important in the elderly population, as they are more susceptible to physical disease, and more vulnerable to preventable, psychological neglect. Providing comprehensive care to our large elderly population is a public health necessity. A recent study showed …

Vikas Bhatt Vikas Bhatt (3 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief and Former Medical Student Editor (2014-2015)

Drexel University College of Medicine


Vikas is a Class of 2017 medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine. He joined in-Training in 2014 as a medical student editor and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief and a writer's-in-training mentor. Vikas' interests include public health and advocacy. He hopes to pursue a career in urology.