I dream…

27. March 2016 Uncategorized 0
I dream…
 I dream… of a world to which I would be proud to belong. A world where all human beings are one, united, to redefine humanity. A world where we do not distinguish, discriminate or classify people according to their religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political beliefs. A world where brotherhood and sisterhood is a common concept rejoiced ...

The Time I Was Litteraly Dragged Out of Class

27. March 2016 Uncategorized 4
 Hello Dr. H*, My name is S. Z. I am the Med-1 student you kicked out of the small group today for being 30 minutes late. The reason I was late was because the metro broke down (the yellow line and then the green line). However, you did not even give me ten seconds to ...

Barriers to Optimal Patient Care: My Syrian Refugee

26. March 2016 Uncategorized 2
 (Note: This encounter took place in the context of a Medical Interpretation Appointment.) Mr. W is an elderly man currently enrolled in French classes, hoping that he will become more functionally independent as he improves. He frequently commented about forgetting what he would learn in class, explaining that his mind always wanders back to his family ...

Mindfulness: How to Pick Up on Your Mistakes

26. March 2016 Uncategorized 0
 Have you ever felt like you’re so rushed all the time that your mind becomes muddled and things slip through the cracks? I’m slowly learning to deal with this by applying a concept or rather a way of being known as mindfulness. Mindfulness can be defined in different ways. In the context of practice in ...

On Humility

26. March 2016 Uncategorized 2
 Time, and time again residents tend to give us, medical students, the same piece of invaluable advice: stay humble. On one occasion, one resident said: “when you’re on the wards, seeing one case after the next and making diagnoses, you’ll feel like god. That’s dangerous. So stay humble.” As a first year medical student, I ...