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Top 12 Articles of 2018 on in-Training

Happy New Year from all of us at in-Training! As we reflect on 2018, we are, as always, struck and humbled by the insight and beauty brought to the page by our writers.

We are proud to share with you our top 12 articles of 2018 and look forward to another year of sharing amazing writing by medical students and many others from across the world.


The Ways We Fail


The Glamorous Life of a Medical Student in the Operating Room


Racial Awareness, If You Will


What About Our Fitness and Nutrition in Medical School?


Medical Interpretation and the Art of Communication


Ethical Dilemmas of Personalized Medicine


From Medical School to High-Venus


The Importance of Medical Illustration in Patient Communication


Her Wardrobe


An Interview with Dr. Dustyn Williams and Jamie Fitch, Co-Founders of OnlineMedEd (Part 1)


The White Coat Conundrum


The Dreaded Exam


Amelia Mackarey Amelia Mackarey (8 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief and former Medical Student Editor

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Amelia is in the M.D. program at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She graduated from The Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Micro and Molecular Biology and a B.A. in English Literature. Amelia is interested in protecting women's reproductive rights, improving pediatric health and education, and advocating for equitable healthcare policy.

Nihaal Mehta (8 Posts)


Brown University Alpert Medical School

Nihaal Mehta is a member of the Class of 2020 at Brown University Alpert School of Medicine. Originally from Lexington, MA, he also attended Brown for college, graduating in 2014 with a degree in Health and Human Biology and subfocus in Global Health. Nihaal’s interests lie in medicine and its intersections: with health systems, policy, and the humanities. In college, he worked as a Writing Fellow, a Teaching Assistant for biology and public health courses, and assisted in the design of a course that examines controversies in medicine. Before returning to Brown for medical school, he spent a year working in consulting on health care business, strategy, and policy. He plans to specialize in Ophthalmology, and has conducted research focused on optical coherence tomography and retinal disease.