Tag: medical education

Alexander Ortiz Alexander Ortiz (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Alec is a fourth year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN class of 2023. In 2017, he graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in symbolic systems and Master of Science in comparative medicine. He enjoys scuba diving, training in Taekwondo, reading/writing poetry, and exploring the outdoors in his free time. After graduating medical school, Alec would like to pursue a career in Neuroradiology.




Medical Education in a Post-Roe World: A Medical Student Perspective

This summer, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case from 1973 that previously affirmed the right to an abortion, effectively ending access to safe, legal abortions in large swaths of the United States. Many across our country are still grappling with the ramifications of this decision…But how in particular will this affect medical education? And what can medical students do about it?

More Than Skin Deep: A Lesson From an Unusual Rash

It was my third day on my home dermatology elective, and I boldly volunteered to see a patient by myself. As a third-year medical student strongly considering dermatology for my future career, I had studied for weeks for this rotation, hoping to make an impression as a confident, knowledgeable and reliable doctor-in-training. Usually, medical students shadow for two weeks before seeing patients on their own, but I was eager to be more independent. This was my chance to demonstrate everything I was working toward.

No. 17A

My attention swung back and forth between my mom, my screen and the pairs of eyes periodically peering into the hospital room. I focused on the next question on my screen. Another patient had expired as if they were a carton of milk left too long in the fridge.

Justin Ong (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Justin Ong is a fourth year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC, Class of 2023. In 2018, he graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences with a minor in cognitive sciences. He enjoys hiking, playing table tennis and basketball, and watching reality television shows in his free time. After graduating from medical school, Justin plans to pursue a career internal medicine and explore interests in gastroenterology and cardiology.