Call for Letters to the Editor From Trainees: Trainees as Agents of Change in Academic Medicine and the Health Professions

Academic Medicine is seeking original submissions for our Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees in other health professions on the topic of trainees as agents of change in academic medicine and the health professions. The editors will be looking for letters that emphasize actionable ways medical and health professions trainees can …

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Medical Student Mobilization During COVID-19

What is the opposite of loneliness? According to student-author Marina Keegan,1 there is no single word in the English dictionary to describe this feeling. And yet, it is the way that I, a fourth-year medical student, have felt since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-March 2020, medical students were pulled virtually overnight from …

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A New Norm: The Amplified Stress of Applying to Residency

“Promise me you’ll stay near the computer until I’m done, in case I get another invite today!” My Ob-Gyn residency interview started in 10 minutes. I should have been mentally preparing; instead, I was going over instructions with my mom (again) for watching for other residency interview invitations. My mom kept her promise, but there …

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