Student Life

UCSF Graduate Students are superheroes. They conceive of, develop, and perform ground-breaking science. But that alone is not enough.

Thoughts from the Trauma Bay is the second place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF Student Newspaper on Sept. 28, 1978 After listening to their professors and administrators call them “the cream of the crop” for several hours, what could this year's entering medical students do? They gave themselves three lusty cheers.

[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