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My summer reading has a definite (unintentional) theme: books written by, or heavily featuring people I know. I joke […]
Last year, I was given an award by a well-known charity. The clear glass award was engraved with my name, and presented by a former Congressman in a ballroom just outside DC, in front of an audience full of doctors, lawyers, and philanthropists. The evening’s entertainer, a sweet young country singer straight from Nashville, shouted […]
“A Keynote Discussion on Using Data to Increase Patient Engagement – Stanford Medicine X 2014″
A big thank you to the team behind Stanford’s Medicine X conference for making this video available for free on their YouTube page (warning, auto-play audio).
Carly Medosch, Emerging Leader Award
A diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease and multiple surgeries haven’t slowed down Carly Medosch. An active Take Steps fundraiser, Carly and her mother Mary Jo co-founded a CCFA support group in Fredericksburg.
A Program Analyst by day, Carly spends much of her free time advocating for […]
Shortly after I began driving, my pediatric gastroenterologist gave me the paperwork I needed to obtain handicapped parking accommodation. In my state, drivers have the choice between permanent handicapped license plates, or a removable tag that hangs from the rear view mirror. A a teenager, the choice was easy: removable hang tags allowed me the […]
Dr. Larry Chu and the Stanford Medicine X crew just dropped a major bomb on the already still-hyped up ePatient community. Applications for the 2015 ePatient Scholar program opened yesterday night.
I am nowhere near completing the process of recapping the 2014 event, nowhere near recovering from the jet-lag, euphoria, and ideas for action whirring […]
Thirteen years ago today I was in my off-campus apartment in Harrisonburg, VA, getting ready for an early class. I always had early classes and I always watched the news while I got ready. I saw all the footage of the terrorist attacks live. There was no news about classes being cancelled, so I went. […]
I’ve had a complicated relationship with MedX. Earlier, I thought it was just this year, the stress of having to get so much done, learning so much on the fly, feeling (perhaps unfairly on my part) not as much support as I needed. I was first in a difficult living situation and then dealing with […]
When I was 13, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract, and from that point on nearly all of my major life choices have been made with it in mind, including picking a college major that would result in a job with health insurance.
An essay I wrote […]