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Kristen Kelly (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Kristen Kelly is a member of Sidney Kimmel Medical College Class of 2018. Originally from Old Greenwich, CT, Kristen completed her B.A. in International Relations and Spanish at Boston College before joining the relief organization, AmeriCares, as a member of their Latin American Partnerships team. As an associate, she spent time in many underserved hospitals and clinics and while she felt passionate about delivering aid, she longed to have a more personal connection with patients and decided to pursue a career in medicine. She currently serves on the executive board of Physician Executive Leadership at SKMC and is an associate member of the Council for Women at Boston College. She is interested in underserved populations as well as innovation in healthcare and hopes to keep both in mind as she pursues residency. Outside of medicine, Kristen enjoys taking hip hop classes, baking and spending time with her niece.




Deep Freeze: Why Residency Programs Should Pay for Trainees’ Egg Freezing

I recently attended a panel entitled “Women in Surgery,” where medical students had the opportunity to ask female surgery residents how they navigate what is still a mostly male-dominated field and hear their take on that ever-elusive “work life balance.” Two out of three women on the panel said they had frozen their eggs, adding that half of their female co-residents had done the same. The third was pregnant. As women make up more and more of the physician workforce, and as non-traditional paths to medical school become more commonplace, it’s becoming more evident that women in their training years are also in their prime reproductive years. And residency programs need to recognize that.

Applying to Residency is Overwhelming, Let’s Start with the Basics, by Sagar Patel, MD

You’re almost through with med school—the exams, the lectures, the rotations—but here’s where things get really real. Now it’s time to apply for residency. Don’t take your foot off the gas pedal yet, though. Residency applications are just as nuanced as medical school applications. They require plenty of preparation and attention to detail to ensure you have a successful match. A key difference, however, is that applicants and residencies are both trying to find an appropriate fit with each other.

Why—Or Why Not—Go Into Anesthesia, by Karen Sibert, MD

In case you were wondering: robots won’t replace anesthesiologists any time soon, regardless of what The Washington Post may have to say. There’s definitely a place for feedback and closed-loop technology applications in sedation and in general anesthesia, but for the foreseeable future we will still need humans. I’ve been practicing anesthesiology for 30 years now, in the operating rooms of major hospitals. Since 1999 I’ve worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a large tertiary care private hospital in Los Angeles. So what do I want to tell you, the next generation of physicians, about my field?

Christopher Deans Christopher Deans (17 Posts)

Medical Student Editor

University of Nebraska College of Medicine


The product of small town Nebraska and many evenings enjoying good reads, Chris Deans currently resides in Omaha, NE where he attends the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Philosophy from University of Nebraska at Kearney after also spending time at the University of Northern Colorado. A child at heart, Chris enjoys late night frozen yogurt dates with his wife, long hikes in the Rockies, and camp fire shenanigans with friends.