Claire Porter Claire Porter (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Claire is a first year medical student at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion, SD. In 2017, she graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. She enjoys running, watching Law and Order reruns, and bar trivia in her free time. In the future, Claire would like to pursue a career in pediatrics and/or palliative care.

Of the Mindful Clinician

The opportunity to be immersed in learning the stories behind the health of patients is one of the things that drew me to medicine, and, indeed, it still intrigues me. More importantly, I was (and still am) intrigued by the opportunity and challenge of using the multiple streams of information patients present with to make functional improvements in their lives.

Jeffrey Lam (2 Posts)


Warren Alpert Medical School

Jeffrey Lam is a second year medical student at Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. Jeff was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Science in health and human biology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Jeff's senior thesis focused on the intersection between positive psychology and public health. Before medical school, Jeff worked on public health research in Hanoi, Vietnam. In his free time, Jeff enjoys thinking, lifting heavy things, having good conversations, dabbling in new hobbies, and learning about himself and the world. After medical school, Jeff would like to pursue a career in internal medicine or psychiatry.