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Jennie Barnes Jennie Barnes (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Mayo Medical School


Jennie is a Class of 2015 Mayo Med student interested (so far) in OBGYN and family medicine. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!) where she studied women's health, medical anthropology and Spanish. When not in class or clinic, Jennie likes to practice yoga, run, bike, and generally just be outside, experiment with new recipes, throw dinner parties, and spend time with her husband-to-be. Fun facts: Jennie was also a competitive figure skater and a birth doula before med school.




Yoga and Medicine: What Med Students Should Know About this Ancient Health Practice

Why should future physicians know about yoga? Yoga is an ancient health science based on the experimental and experiential. The physical postures and meditative practices of yoga developed through thousands of years of intent study of the body’s responses to particular postures and meditations. Many patients have already caught on to yoga as a form of mental and physical self-care and preventive health. If we adequately understand yoga, we can seize an opportunity to encourage the …

Does My ASIS Look Big in This White Coat?

Over the course of our Nutrition, Growth & Development block, I thought it might be a good idea to start looking into what I’ve been putting into my body on a daily basis during medical school. As a result, I settled on using the My Fitness Pal app as a diet tracker (this is by no means a product endorsement — I have not received funding nor do I have any conflicts of interests, aside from the …

Applied Bioethics: Marathoning and Medicine

Paternalism and medicine have a storied past that is difficult to grasp in the abstract. For me, the values of autonomy and beneficence were cemented on the day I ran my second marathon. After the first one, I remember being asked what the hardest part of the race was. “Every mile was harder than the last,” I replied. After that day I felt like I was in the best shape of my life, dampened only by having fallen nine minutes short of my goal. Resilient, I recovered for a week, trained for three and then raced again in the Indianapolis Monument Marathon.

John Dougherty John Dougherty (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


John Dougherty is a medical student at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.