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Jennifer Yang Jennifer Yang (6 Posts)


University of Alabama School of Medicine

Jennifer Yang attends medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in the Class of 2016. She is from San Diego, CA and did her undergrad at UC Berkeley studying neurobiology and English. To keep her sanity intact during school, she distracts herself with music, food, reddit, and way too many TV shows. She firmly believes that laughter really is the best medicine.

I'm No Superman

Many of us go into med school with big visions for bettering modern medicine, but as we go through this journey, we realize that there is still a long way to go, and we can't do it all alone. This column is not meant to be extremely profound or didactic but simply a reflection on the what it means to stay human in midst of society's expectations and our own expectations.


Step 1 Survival Guide (Uncensored)

Going crazy yet? After some obligatory panic moments, I’ve reconciled my fate for the next month. To avoid emotional breakdowns, here’s my list of dos and don’ts list for the next month of cramming all of medicine into your head. This is all based on true stories. Do: Taking a leaf out of a prep course tip: preserve the temple that is your bed for sleep and whatever other relaxing activities please you. If you …

The Ultimate Medical School Study Break: Skydiving

Editor’s note: This article was originally published here by contributing writer Samantha Margulies. “Did I tell everybody I love them?” Daniel Gaballa worried as he drove over two hours away from his medical school. He turned into a long driveway leading to a few white buildings. With farmland on both sides, Gaballa and his friends could see the horizon. The Mayan predictions did not concern him at the moment. His world — not the whole world — could end today. …

Samantha Margulies Samantha Margulies (3 Posts)

Medical Student Editor

George Washington University School of Medicine

Samantha graduated summa cum laude from St. Bonaventure University in December 2011 with a BS in biology and a minor in journalism and mass communication. She currently attends The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences as an MD candidate in the Class of 2016. She has a blog entitled Cream Cheese & Stethoscopes.