ArchivesCategory: Blog

29Nov

I sit cross-legged amidst the towers of papers. I lift another page from the top of the stack in front of me. My hand-written reflections to an excerpt from Dave Eggers. A prompt for a poetry final project. And a graded vocabulary quiz below it.   They say smell is supposed to trigger the strongest […]Continue Reading

28Nov

They say the best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.  Here is my bad idea #134:  Drawn using Sketchable on Microsoft Surface.   Continue Reading

15Nov

#EngineerInTheWards is a series based on my experiences and reflections during hospital rotations. I completed my PhD at the Harvard-MIT HST Program where I took approximately the first year of medical school coursework at Harvard and 3 months of clinical rotations, in addition to engineering coursework at MIT.   I started my hospital rotations thinking that the […]Continue Reading

23Sep

I just finished my PhD in Biomedical Engineering at a joint program between MIT and Harvard Medical School. During the last 9 months of my PhD, my life could be summarized by: work, eat, sleep, and repeat. There were times where I didn’t leave my apartment for days on end. It was a brutal schedule. […]Continue Reading

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