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Farewell, Dr. Cooley

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) gained significant traction in the medical community courtesy of two eminent cardiothoracic surgeons – Drs. DeBakey and Cooley. After DeBakey’s passing over eight years ago, Dr. Cooley continued to serve as the quintessential example of an educator and visionary in medicine. Few others have left such …

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Palliative Care Experience

Last Thursday, a good classmate and I had the privilege of visiting a patient with metastatic cancer for our mandatory “palliative care experience.” Under the guidance of an attending physician, we explored how the patient coped with her diagnosis and subsequent therapies and probed her plans for the future.

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Role of Death in Training Doctors

According to a Kashmiri proverb, “until a physician has killed one or two he is not a physician.” At first, it seems kind of harsh to consider the aforementioned statement as even remote truth, but if you think about it, most professions can abide by something similar.

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Farewell, Dr. DeBakey

We all come across individuals who dazzle us. People who seem to have it all and then some. People who have earned our sincerest respect. People we want to idolize and emulate. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey is such a figure.

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Skin Cancer – An Elusive Threat

With over a million new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, skin cancer is indeed a widespread reality. In fact, this form of cancer accounts for roughly half of all newly diagnosed cancers. Even with this fact, very few are informed about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment …

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