Gopika SenthilKumar Gopika SenthilKumar (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Medical College of Wisconsin

Gopika SenthilKumar is a third year MD-PhD student at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Her research is focused on understanding mechanisms of human microvascular dysfunction, and she is funded by the American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

Telesurgery: A New Era in Global Medicine?

Imagine inserting your broken arm into a metallic, sleeve-like device, then sparks fly, machines clang and voila! You have gotten yourself a nice, fixed arm in a shiny new cast. It is more and more common to see scenes like this on display in recent sci-fi productions. These flashy Hollywood gadgets may seem far-fetched, but surgeons have been conducting robotic-assisted procedures for over thirty years.

The Healthcare Workers Childcare Co-op: How Medical Students are Using Technology to Mobilize in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has relegated medical students to the sidelines of clinical duty. Cancellation of in-person class and clinical rotations combined with protocols for social distancing have left us without our normally packed schedules and to-do lists. Eager to help, many have begun grassroots efforts to support physicians and other frontline health care workers outside of clinical settings and beyond typical roles.

Nithyapriya Shankar Nithyapriya Shankar (1 Posts)

Pre-Medical Guest Writer

University of Houston

I am a sophomore at the University of Houston. I have been admitted to the 3/4 program.