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My final year at Einstein has looked very different from the fourth year I had prepared for, but it has also reinforced for me the role I can play in medicine. A little over a year ago, during a dedicated research year, I was working on a project investigating cardiac complications in children with obstructive Read More

EDITORS’ NOTE: The following post by Alba Cabral, Ph.D., first appeared in MedPage Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the human capacity for extraordinary courage and resiliency. It has also showed us our fundamental need for hope and connection. As a clinical psychologist working in integrated care at Montefiore, one of the largest health systems in Read More

As many know, this is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I’m someone who has spent most of my career working to understand and treat colorectal cancer, so for me it takes on special meaning. But the significance runs deeper than that, and is particularly personal, because my family has experienced a long history of colorectal cancer Read More

While many of us have been aware, or have recently learned, of the ethical horrors of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and the gynecological experiments conducted on enslaved women by J. Marion Sims, these were not the first instances that the scientific and medical communities exploited the bodies of Black Americans to build modern medicine. Western medicine Read More

EDITORS’ NOTE: This year Einstein joined with organizations nationwide in taking part in a day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observed on the third Monday each year by the federal government, the day of service was established to honor Dr. King’s legacy and is observed as a “day on, not a day Read More

Young woman doctor wearing mask looking at camera with other doctors (blurry) talking in background

Editors’ Note: In their third year, students at Einstein take part in the Patients, Doctors and Communities course, in which they come together to reflect on and discuss what they’ve experienced on the wards. One of those students, Rachel Mirsky, shared a poem she devoted to the unique struggles she experienced. In her introduction to Read More