I am a student in the School of Nursing. I guess I don’t have a lot of self-confidence in general, but I know I am in the right place. The thing that I don’t understand is how other people seem so much more confident than me, especially the medical students with whom we occasionally share teaching sessions. It seems like they are so much more confident, and that they might even feel superior to nursing students. Or is it that I feel inferior to them?

In last week’s issue of Synapse (February 6), Winnie Chan described a struggle many professional students experience: the effort to maintain the qualities they have always valued in themselves while working to keep up with the furious pac

On New Year’s Eve, six-year-old girl Sophia Liu was killed while walking in a crosswalk at Polk and Ellis streets in San Francisco.  That same night, 86-year-old Zhen Guang Ng was also killed at the intersection of Rolph and Naples streets.

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"Just show your passions on your residency applications and everything else will work out," my mentor said.

There are a lot of reasons why having a child in graduate school is difficult, but on the other hand, it can also be very rewarding. Below is my Top 10 list for why having a kid in grad school at UCSF is awesome:

Good surgery has a certain flow to it. The setup of the room has its feng shui. All the necessary materials are already prepared. The anesthesia team has a smooth intubation.

Dear Students,

During my first year in graduate school, I quickly learned that I needed some sort of outside-of-lab activity, or else I would go crazy.

Clinicians in training are told that their assessment of a patient should begin the moment they enter a room.

The time has come for society to start regulating sugar. Ask any professor in any health field if there are negative effects from excess sugar consumption, and the answer will be a universal and resounding, “Of course!”