Opinion

Photo by Venkateswarlu Kadiveti

By Venkateswarlu Kadiveti
Staff Writer

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
~ William Feather

As a new first-year medical student, I was still learning to take medical histories in the hospital when I had my first conversation with a patient about death.

 

By Venkateswarlu Kadiveti
Staff Writer

The mystery behind all human misery is fear, and the secret of human fortune is courage.

Cartoon drawing of a turkey.

I love cooking a traditional Thanksgiving meal and sitting down at a huge table of friends and family to think about what we’re thankful for before stuffing ourselves beyond the point of functionality — and then eating pie.

Photo by Venkateswarlu Kadiveti

 

By Venkateswarlu Kadiveti
Staff Writer

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom” — Confucius

 

UCSF clinicians share personal reflections

Photo by Venkateswarlu Kadiveti.

 

By Venkateswarlu Kadiveti
Staff Writer

“Human life should be purpose-driven. The purpose is to uplift one’s own self as well as society.”

As a medical student, I have the privilege of asking personal questions. My short white coat somehow transforms previously inappropriate topics of conversation into an investigation for the benefit of a patient’s health.

On Oct. 17, Dr. Paul Farmer gave a lecture in Cole Hall in which he outlined the methodology that his organization, Partners in Health, has developed for global health delivery.

 

By Venkateswarlu Kadiveti
Staff Writer

Life is beautiful. Life is amazing. Life is wonderful. Life is everything.  Above all it is precious beyond our imagination.