Tag: humor

Aisha Harris Aisha Harris (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Aisha Harris is from Flint, Michigan and is a Class of 2017 medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She earned a BSE in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011. Her current health interests include pediatrics, family medicine, and health policy. Outside of medicine she is a full time Michigan Wolverine fan and loves performing arts, especially spoken word.




No Mom, You’re Not Interrupting Me, I’m Always Studying

Okay. So, I am in medical school. As in, really in medical school. Let’s take a moment and let that sink in. Tilt your head back and think about it. There aren’t many people that get into medical school. I won’t simply say it’s competitive; that belittles that fact that medical school has a significant lack of enrollment opportunities compared to the much-talked-about demand for future physicians. But really, I am a first-year medical student. …

The Chair

A little humor goes a long way with a lot of patients. The degree to which a positive attitude—on their part and ours—can help them get through a difficult time in their lives never ceases to amaze me. One patient came to us with massive lower extremity swelling and an EF of 15 percent. He was an inpatient for over a month and had a Foley catheter for more than three weeks. He had an …

Ben Ferguson Ben Ferguson (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


I am a Class of 2013 medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In 2011, I earned a PhD in cancer biology through the Committee on Cancer Biology at the University of Chicago. I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2004; while there, I sang with a jazz a cappella group called No Strings Attached.

In 2007, I started the Pritzker Podcast, an online audio resource for premedical applicants. Medical education, technology, and photography also interest me greatly. I plan on a career in academic surgical oncology.