“We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.”—Joan D. Vinge (Author)

This community is intended to connect  students, alums, and professionals whose interests relate to medicine, science, technology, health, or an intersection of the areas. By embracing the values of a liberal arts education, students are encouraged to select a broad and deep course of study, to engage with their community, and to participate in activities that develop their interest in medicine, the sciences, and the social and humanistic contexts of healthcare. Students develop the essential capacities expected of all health professionals: an interest in scientific inquiry, a keen understanding of the promise and limitations of the profession, a deep appreciation of the value of empathy, and cultural competence. More than ever, students hoping to enter into a career in the fields of medicine and health need experiential opportunities and access to mentors in their field. This community provides a forum for students to avail themselves of these opportunities and to receive expert insight into career pathways.

Finding success as a first-generation medical student


Students who were the first in their families to graduate from college are bringing about change in medical school, cheered on by mentors and advocates at their institutions.

Mytien Nguyen, a third-year student at the Yale School of Medicine, often …

By Yasmin Acosta
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Women suffer needless pain because almost everything is designed for men

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This insightful article from Vox discusses the pain that women often encounter because of a healthcare system biased in favor of men.


By Jennifer Islam
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4 Ways to Grow in Your Career—Without Becoming a Manager

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While it’s tempting to measure career growth and success solely according to the number of rungs we scale on the corporate ladder, management isn’t the only path to a satisfying career. Being a manager comes with responsibilities that don’t appeal …

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9 Networking Tips Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

Providers. Physicians. Physician assistants. Nurse practitioners. Allied health professionals. No matter what type of medical position you’re in, tending to a network of colleagues pays off by attracting opportunities right to your doorstep. Keep reading to learn nine networking tips …

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