Student Life

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on May 19, 1983] Those strolling through the UCSF lobbies can’t but have noticed the curious goings on by the Medical Science Building elevators recently.

Born and raised in a physician's family, I picked up an early love for medicine and went on to pursue a physician-scientist program in medical school.

The Mosaic is a piece of writing I did to process the death of our classmate, Colin Alexander, earlier this school year.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, Feb. 28, 2008] The storm of the state’s budget crisis is looming over students’ heads.

Tomas Tesfasilassie was visiting relatives in the small African nation of Eritrea in 2014 when his uncle had a sudden life-threatening stroke.

“Growing up with a background in dance taught me to appreciate the human body and movement at a young age.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, Jan. 19, 1968]

A message from the UCSF student body president:

Marijuana Statement

Minority students at UCSF face a unique set of challenges that broader diversity and stronger inclusivity would go a long way to resolving, according to a new Diversity Committee dedicated to bridging that gap.

We stand on the shoulders of those before us.

“This quote has made a deep impression upon me because I truly believe that who I am and where I am now comes from the goodness of those surrounding me.

“I was born and raised in Pakistan, but my wanderlust and my pursuit of higher education brought me to the U.S. after high school, all by myself. I landed in Houston, Texas where I did my B.S. in Biology.