MD/PhD

Interprofessionalism Outside of the Classroom

StudentSpeak is pleased to welcome this guest post from Kelsey Priest, MPH, MS1 (M.D./Ph.D. candidate). Kelsey is the West Coast Regional Leader for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School. Interprofessionalism. What does it mean? Why is it important? What does it look like? As health professions students of the twenty-first century, we are learning and exploring the answers to these questions in our newly founded interprofessional education curriculum. I sought out interprofessional extra-curricular activities … Read More

Mission accomplished in Lindau Part III: Connect

“Educate. Inspire. Connect.” This is the mission statement of the Lindau meeting, and this year’s meeting absolutely succeeded in fulfilling all three objectives. Here, I will tell some stories in a series of posts to illustrate some of the highlights of the meeting as they relate to these three goals of this meeting. CONNECT The Lindau meeting was definitely an educational and inspirational experience, but long after the details of the words spoken by the Nobel Laureates … Read More

Mission accomplished in Lindau Part II: Inspire

“Educate. Inspire. Connect.” This is the mission statement of the Lindau meeting, and this year’s meeting absolutely succeeded in fulfilling all three objectives. Here, I tell some stories in a series of posts to illustrate some of the highlights of the meeting as they relate to these three goals of this meeting. INSPIRE One week after the conclusion of the Lindau meeting, the easy answer to “What inspired you about this meeting?” is “EVERYTHING.” However, the words that … Read More

Mission accomplished in Lindau Part I: Educate

“Educate. Inspire. Connect.” This is the mission statement of the Lindau meeting, and this year’s meeting absolutely succeeded in fulfilling all three objectives. Here, I will tell some stories in a series of posts to illustrate some of the highlights of the meeting as they relate to these three goals of this meeting. EDUCATE Serious learning is inevitable when you spend 12 hours in one week listening to lectures given by Nobel Laureates, who have made some of … Read More

Lindau Meeting (Part I)

Hello from Germany! In the last post, I described my expectations for greatness from this conference of Nobel Laureates and young researchers. After four days of inspiring lectures and stimulating conversations, I can say with certainty that this will be a defining week of my life. I will attempt a succinct summary of events leading up to and in Lindau, but forgive me if I lack brevity or eloquence, because my brain has been on … Read More

Off to Lindau, Germany!

Hi everyone! Here is a quick introduction to me, since I’ll be guest-blogging a few times this summer. My name is Becky Richards, and I’m a 7th year (eek!) MD/PhD student. To put that in perspective, that means that I will be starting my third year of medical school this summer at the same time as the friends with whom I started medical school begin their third year of residency. I obviously have some catching … Read More

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