Opinion

If you’ve ever worked in a hospital, you’ve heard some doctors and hospital staff gripe about the implementation of Obamacare while others heatedly defend it.

By Ray
I just came out of the one Interprofessional Education class of the quarter and just like that, I’m back to my own little grad school bubble. I can see why Interprofessional Education class are needed — it truly is alarming how small of a bubble you can find yourself in, even in the mini-world of UCSF.
By Ray

UCSF carries great weight among the small group that knows it, but outside this eclectic crowd of healthcare professionals and scientists, we appear to be an academic institution with no traditional school spirit — or even a true mascot. Maybe it’

It's bad when a philanthropic organization uses bad science to justify their means, but it's dangerous when bad science misdirects policy. I’m sure many good people work in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I’m sure there was good will, but good reasoning was nowhere to be found when the image above was posted on their Facebook page.
By Ray

It is without a doubt that paying rent in San Francisco is one of the most insane things a graduate student is asked to do. San Francisco stands out as one of the most expensive cities in the country.

By Ray

I don’t remember what our little patch of grass haven looked like, but I do know that the last time I saw it, at least I could breathe.

Editor’s Note: In the field of health science, we may sometimes encounter people and patients whose beliefs conflict with our own, or situations may arise that test our moral compass.

A murder took place in the California Senate. The perpetrators have not been charged; in fact, they continue to return to the scene of the crime.

Dear Mama M, My boyfriend and I started a long-distance relationship when I left for school and we currently live on opposite sides of the country. It's been really tough to maintain this relationship over the past year, and we're looking at continued separation for the rest of my time in medical school. I love him, but I don't know how long I can keep doing this.

“Here’s something wholesome and delicious for you to enjoy,” a smiling nurse says in a vintage Coca-Cola magazine ad. “Coca-Cola is served as a beverage in leading hospitals,” boasts another ad from the same period.