Opinion

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…

Character

I stand up for an ideal,

I sail against the tide,

Let the storm get stronger and

Dusk become darker...

I paddle along, until I see the dawn.... 

I am nearing the end of my first year in Pharmacy School. My problem is, I feel like I am an impostor. I just don’t think I'm smart enough to be here. Honestly, I don’t know how I got accepted here. I think it is some kind of mistake. It’s not that I am stupid, not really, but I am not that smart either—not compared to all my hot-shot classmates. They are so smart.
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?