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Navigating the fast pace of med school (illustration by Joe Bien- all rights reserved)
Thursday, 05/03/15 - 0 comment(s)
Dear Mama M,  As I have navigated through medical school, I have witnessed that some know the “unspoken secrets” of excelling in medical school more than others.      As a first-generation college—and now medical—student, I sometimes find that I do not know the hidden curriculum behind... + continue reading


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Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 0 comment(s)
Lauren Shields Contributing Writer Synapse: You’ve held a lot of positions here at UCSF from trainee to leadership. How has UCSF impacted you as you’ve moved through this range of... + continue reading


Hanna Starobinets uses a computer in 1989, while her mother waits her turn to work on her PhD thesis.
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Thursday, 14/05/15 - 0 comment(s)
Hanna Starobinets Staff Writer Fabulous innovation is all around us. A typical day in 2015 would be so fundamentally unrecognizable to someone in 2000 that the phrase “I’ll snap a... + continue reading


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Thursday, 14/05/15 - 0 comment(s)
Anna Nonaka Staff Writer Going to the dentist can be extremely inconvenient, and it seems like their office hours always overlap with our work and education. You might find a practice open on... + continue reading


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Thursday, 30/04/15 - 0 comment(s)
Dear Mama M, What do I do if I have a friend who I feel is often taking me for granted? I don’t want to confront her because I don’t want to hurt her feelings, and I don’t want... + continue reading

Student Life

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Thursday, 14/05/15 - 0 comment(s)
Wendy Fu Contributing Writer I am a first year dental student, and all first year students at UCSF are required to participate in the Interprofessional Education Curriculum (IPE). For one of the... + continue reading

Arts & Culture

Photo credit: Hanna Starobinets
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Sunday, 07/12/14 - 0 comment(s)
The Chamber Music Society at UCSF performed their winter concert on Dec 5. They also performed a Mendelssohn octet as the opening act for the Vocal Chords winter concert. + continue reading