Opinion

People tell me I am too nice to be a good doctor. The thing is, I am near the end of medical school — I graduate in two months, actually, and I guess I haven’t learned how to be tough. I am not jaded like a lot of my classmates, who have learned from tough patients and tough times on the wards. They tell me that I am still too innocent and too trusting of people, and that I care too much about being gentle and about listening to people and their stories.

When was the last time you observed a full moon in the sky?

Have you ever appreciated the touch of grass on your bare feet?

How many times have you watched a sunset or sunrise on a beach?

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

20 Minutes, One Theme, No Edits, Backspace is OK

Today’s theme:  Bowtie Friday

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class?  This week I’ve decided to finally dust off the official list of grad-student approved webcomics for your time-wasting pleasure.

On Wednesday, April 17, the United States Senate voted down a series of bills aimed at strengthening federal gun control laws, including a bipartisan compromise expanding background checks for gun buyers.

I first heard of couch-surfing two summers ago.

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class?  Now, PhD Comics is a well-worn rite of passage for graduate students around the world.

We read many inspirational books and listen to many seminars, and yet we are often surprised at how little progress we have made toward achieving our goals.

The sport of marathon began in tragedy. The legend says Pheidippides lost his life after running from the battlegrounds of Marathon to Athens to deliver the message that the Persians had been defeated.