MD’23: It's a very exciting (and nerve-wracking) time for the fourth-years as we start interviewing for residency positions! Most interviews this season are conducted virtually, which poses its own set of benefits and challenges, but we are ready to take them on. Otherwise, you may see us in the hospital glued to our phones in case we receive any interview offers, but don't be afraid to say hello!
MD’24: With each clerkship, we are becoming more and more familiar and confident in the clinical setting. Still, there is much more learning to be done! After going through different rotations, such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and more, we are learning what aspects of different fields we like and are getting closer to selecting our chosen specialties. It is exciting to hear the experiences of students who are on different rotations as everyone in the class is doing and learning something different.
MD’25: Second-year students just completed the renal block– the third systems-based course of the semester. Daily lectures were supplemented with robust small-group sessions that were led by expert nephrologists. In Doctoring, we had our first two OSCEs of the semester. Both OSCEs took place on the same day with the first patient encounter in the morning and the second in the afternoon! The annual Academic Symposium also took place at the Medical School where many students presented their summer research projects. We are looking forward to some much-needed rest after working hard over the past few months!
MD’26: First-year students crossed a big milestone having concluded their anatomy course for the semester (to be resumed in January) and shifting focus to more content in Gen Path. It's all coming together! In Doctoring, M1s experienced their first OSCE of many. It was an exciting rite of passage to have this first solo encounter with a standard patient. In Health Systems Science, the curriculum has shifted onward to epidemiology, where students have begun to learn concepts relating to study design, biostatistics, and more.
PLME: All PLME students were busy studying for the midterm season before the approaching Thanksgiving break. Students also had a chance to attend the Physicians with Non-clinical Jobs Panel as part of the Whole Physicians Panel, learning about medical doctors in patient access platforms, Medicare, and research. PLME students interested in research also attended the Research and PLME summer Information and Summer Research Assistantship (SRA) poster session, where students who participated in SRA this past summer presented their work. Students who took part in the Medical Illustration class also showcased their art. Senior students were busy filling out their AMCAS applications to continue their medical education at The Warren Alpert Medical School. This past month, students also enjoyed time with their families over Family Weekend and during the Brown-sponsored WaterFire event celebrating 50 Years of Medicine at Brown.