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Andrew Cyr Andrew Cyr (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Albany Medical College


Andrew M. Cyr is a fourth year medical student at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, class of 2023. Originally from Schenectady, NY, Andrew graduated from Boston University in 2019 with his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in biochemistry and biotechnology. Outside of medicine, Andrew likes to cook, exercise, read, explore the city, and discover new music. Upon graduation in May 2023, he will begin his residency in internal medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell NS/LIJ. Andrew hopes to pursue a career in cardiology.




My Most Important Lesson from Medical School

Upon reflection, my actions and feelings in caring for this patient reveal how truly afraid I was to be wrong; not necessarily about the diagnosis, but rather about whether the patient would be okay. Maybe coming in daily and opening her chart for good news was just me hoping that my initial impression was still right instead of coming to terms with the fact I was very wrong.

“Hola, mi nombre es … y soy un estudiante de medicina.”

She asks me if I can speak Spanish, to which I regrettably deny, stating I can understand it well, but my ability to communicate in my mother tongue is lacking. Her eyes catch my sight, this time not projecting annoyance, but now disappointment, with her head shaking and her uttering, “That is an absolute shame. You should know how to speak Spanish. You are Hispanic and do not know Spanish? What a shame.”

Lost and Found in Medical Training

Many people told me that my third year of medical school would be both the most rewarding and the most difficult. That I would choose my future specialty and discover my specific path in medicine — a task which, as I began the year, seemed both exciting and daunting. Little did I know that during my third year of medical school, I would learn just as much about myself as I would about patient care and the practice of medicine.

Martin Schwarze Martin Schwarze (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Saint Louis University


Martin Schwarze is a 4th year medical student at Saint Louis University. He is interested in diagnostic radiology. Martin is originally from Saint Louis, MO, and he enjoys activities such as golf, cryptocurrency, and watching football.