24Aug

#EngineerInTheWards is a series based on my experiences and reflections during hospital rotations. I am an Engineering PhD Student in the Harvard-MIT HST Program, which means I take approximately the first year of medical school coursework at Harvard and do 3 months of clinical rotations in addition to engineering coursework at MIT.   These are 5 interesting […]Continue Reading

23Aug

#EngineerInTheWards is a series based on my experiences and reflections during hospital rotations. I am an Engineering PhD Student in the Harvard-MIT HST Program, which means I take approximately the first year of medical school coursework at Harvard and do 3 months of clinical rotations in addition to engineering coursework at MIT.  When a regular person wants […]Continue Reading

22Aug

#EngineerInTheWards is a series based on my experiences and reflections during hospital rotations. I am an Engineering PhD Student in the Harvard-MIT HST Program, which means I take approximately the first year of medical school coursework at Harvard and do 3 months of clinical rotations in addition to engineering coursework at MIT.  One of the biggest problems […]Continue Reading

21Aug

As an Engineering PhD Student in the Harvard-MIT HST Program, I get an insiders taste of medical education. I take approximately the first year of medical school coursework and do 3 months of clinical rotations in the hospital. Here are the things that surprised me about medical education:   Medical education is very hands on […]Continue Reading

19Aug

  Day 4 of being on the wards. Day 1 of interviewing a patient by myself (!).   The amount I saw today was overwhelming. 7am: Morning Report What is it? The daily meeting where overnight residents tell the day time residents what happened to all the patients overnight. The supervising senior physician will sometimes give a […]Continue Reading

18Aug

The majority of my Intro to Clinical Medicine course (HST 201M) this summer was dedicated to learning how to perform various physical exams*.  We percussed and auscultated, inspected and palpated every part of the body. To prepare for our test at the end of the summer, I made a checklist for every physical exam we learned. I thought […]Continue Reading

06Jul

The first month of being an #EngineerOnTheWards has involved learning to stay afloat in the hospital. They’ve taught us how to talk the talk (i.e. take patient histories) and walk the walk (i.e. perform physical exams). I’ve learned to position my stethoscope to locate a heart murmur, how to percuss the lungs for consolidations, how […]Continue Reading

28May

Hi my name is Lina, I am an engineer, and I am spending 3 months in the hospital learning to take care of patients. The HST Program is a one-of-a-kind experience to learn from some of the best technical minds at MIT as well as some of the most famous clinicians in the world at […]Continue Reading

12Apr

I was absolutely thrilled to get an invitation from Bob Graboyes at the Mercatus Center to be on a panel on healthcare innovation at the NABE Economic Policy Conference. Here is a recap of the panel.   Policies to Promote Health Care Innovation March 8, 2106 at 1:30-2:30p Lina A. Colucci, Former Co-Director of MIT Hacking Medicine, MIT/Harvard […]Continue Reading

22Mar

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) organized an incredible trip for 20 students from around the US to travel to Silicon Valley and experience the entrepreneurial ecosystem out there. We heard from inspiring people at Twitter, Medium, Twist Biosystems, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, and more. Here is Part 2 about my experiences on the #SVBtrek. You can find Part 1 […]Continue Reading