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Editors’ Note:  At the 2021 graduation ceremony for Montefiore’s Moses-Weiler Internal Medicine program, graduate Omar Moussa, M.D. shared a poem about the extraordinary circumstances his class faced due to COVID-19. What follows is that poem, titled, “Graduation 2021 – Monte Made.” Where else can we start but with the elephant in the room, An elephant morphed Read More

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

Liane Hunter M.D., Ph.D.

Identifying a mentor is one of the most important decisions a person can make on the path to becoming an M.D./Ph.D. or a Ph.D. As beginning students entering the lab, we have many questions: What is the scientific focus of my prospective mentor? Does the mentor’s work align with my previous experience? Does he or Read More

Female doctor talking to teen girl sitting on exam table

Every Monday during my first year of medical school I joined a team of psychiatrists for Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM)—a course focused on developing patient-communication skills. While similar courses abound across the country, I found myself initially doubting the possibility that a class could make someone a better communicator. Wasn’t this an innate skill Read More

What does writing have to do with medicine? This is a question I posed to the members of the Einstein Class of 2023 in Riklis Auditorium during their orientation a few weeks ago. They were about to spend a morning devoted to reflective writing—first hearing my talk and then attending a small-group session where, under Read More

Editors’ Note: This is an excerpt from an opinion piece written by Einstein faculty member Dr. Lynne Holden. It first appeared on City Limits.org. At a time when there are threats to an overburdened healthcare system that is barely serving a large segment of the population and when health disparities are great, there is an urgent Read More