Opinion

Dear Editor,

In response to my article opposing UCSF’s new tobacco policy (September 5), I have received enough reasonable critique to warrant a response.

Welcome spelled out in drawings of medical equipment

As I enter my second year a little older, a little wiser and a lot better at parallel parking, I look back at my first year and think, “Wow, I really regret buying 1,000 shares of Facebook’s IPO.”

Dear Editor,

“Latest UCSF Tobacco Policy Is the Wrong Approach” (Sept. 5) provides an option for adopting a more cooperative effort to create a “100% Tobacco-Free” environment, rather than imposing a mandated prohibition on smoking

Will I be alone for the rest of my life? I am 33 years old and I still haven’t found The One. I am an older medical student, in second year now, and I look around at everyone else in the world, and all I see are couples. Everyone seems to be paired or coupled, and they all seem so happy. But I am still alone. And I don’t feel happy being alone.

On September 3, UCSF instated its new 100% Tobacco Free Policy, which requires anyone affiliated with UCSF to refrain from using any tobacco products during their shifts, including break times, on or off university grounds.

In the setting of health care reform and rising health care costs, cost-containment strategies are critically important and relevant in patient care.

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class?

Twenty Minutes, One Theme, No Edits. Backspace is OK

Today’s Theme: A Visit to Hospice

I am a new third-year medical student, and I am terrified. I have heard from others that the third year is killer, that I will be the low man on the totem pole, and that I will feel stupid and lost and alone all the time. And then there’s all the real-life death and blood and guts and so on. Don’t get me wrong — I’m kinda thrilled about it, but terrified too. I wake up in sweats at night, after dreaming that I made a mistake that kills someone in the ICU or in the Emergency Room, and so on. I have done well on all the book learning of med school and I think I can handle it intellectually, but I just don’t feel prepared for what I think I'm getting into.

Love is eternal…