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May 15 Weekly Skinspiration: How to Treat Scars and Hyperpigmentation

Weekly Skinspiration May 15, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Hyperpigmentation and Scars Let’s talk about SCARS. A lot of people ask me about scars and what they can use to lighten the appearance. What I tell my patients is that time is what will work the best to eventually lighten the darkened color over many many months to […] Read more…

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Cheatsheet to Women’s Health

With all the health and screening guidelines changing every year, it’s no wonder that women find themselves confused. How often do you need to see a doctor and what tests do you need? Read on for the most current recommendations: 18 to 39 Yearly Chlamydia/Gonorrhea screening through age 24 and after that, as needed Get tested for […] Read more…

NYU taking the lead on 3 year MD programs

The N.Y.U. School of Medicine enrolled 16 students (out of a class of 150) in its first three-year M.D. program last summer. The curriculum is identical to that of the rest of the class, except that the fourth year is missing. And the three-year applicants must know what type of physician they wish to become. […] Read more…

Finding your Yellow Brick Road: Choosing the medical specialty for you

Match Day was last Friday and the graduating class of 2013 at Stanford School of Medicine had an amazing match list. The class matching this year was the class I originally started with back in Fall of 2009, so I was especially overcome with emotions. I felt joyful, excited, nostalgic, and also…anxious? Yes, I will […] Read more…

Soros Blogpost and News Profile Up Online

Two quick blasts today: I wrote up a guest blogpost for the Open Society Foundation (Soros’ philanthropic org) on the power of the narrative. A few posts ago I wrote about how much of an impact the documentary “Restoring the Light” made on me. Drawing from that experience, I went on to explore how and why the narrative makes […] Read more…

Switching gears to journalism school

First of all, apologies for the long pause in blogging! A lot has happened since I returned from Switzerland. This quarter (September through December) I am auditing several courses offered through the Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism. I’m taking Public Issues Reporting, Multimedia Storytelling, and Journalism Seminar. The classes so far have been absolutely fascinating. […] Read more…