March 23, 2018 | Rome, Italy | °C
The American: For Italy & the World

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Lorien Menhennett

A journalism graduate, Lorien is in her third year at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

The rime of the tired medical student

When beds are everywhere around you but none exists for your comfort, Coleridge can come to mind.

Running the mental gantlet

Medical school can sometimes mean pushing hard to find out just what it is you're expected to do.

Be my doctor

An Objective Structured Clinical Examination is medical school lingo for a very special kind of stress test.

The order

A medical student's first medication order represents something of a milestone from many perspectives.

Repairing the mind

Mental illness was once handed over to asylum "care," and while a 21st-century psychiatry unit is no picnic, it offers relief.

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