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Preparing for Success in Graduate Studies During COVID

May 28
2021

If you are reading this, you are likely interested in or have been accepted to a graduate program for a doctoral or master’s degree. In my experience, graduate study is a mix of anxiety, excitement, and sometimes disappointment when experiments...

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Transition From Residency to Fellowship Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 27
2021

Well over a year ago in early 2020, the end of my PGY-3 internal medicine residency in New York City was looking promising. Having completed all inpatient floors and intensive care units (ICUs) and night float rotations, this particular resident was...

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Measurable Residual Disease: What Fellows Need to Know

May 26
2021

Malignant hematology is famous for its three-letter acronyms: MDS, CML, ALL, CLL, and the list goes on. The newest and most talked-about kid on the block is MRD, or measurable residual disease (previously known as minimal residual disease). Indeed, t...

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A Reflection on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 19
2021

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first vaccine to prevent the 2019 coronavirus disease. Just one week later, the Moderna COVID-19 vac...

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Interviews with the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program Awardees

Feb 19
2021

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides underrepresented minority medical students with a mentored research experience to advance their careers as hematologists-in-training. Each year, we highlight several MMSAP awardees...

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How Hematologists-in-Training Can Leverage Social Media in the COVID-19 Era

Oct 23
2020

As hematologists-in-training spending long hours in patient care and research during the pandemic, many of us have turned to social media to stay connected with family and friends in these socially-distant times. With all of our academic conferences...

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Shaping Your Hematology and Academic Training in the Virtual Learning Era

Oct 23
2020

As the world engages in discussions on providing safe but rigorous education for children, post-graduate medical trainees and post-docs are facing their own struggles in obtaining a complete education as well as clinical and research experience. Whil...

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Career Transition in the Pandemic Era

Jul 09
2020

Making the transition from trainee to faculty in academia has a lot in common with running a marathon — something that requires training, preparation, support, and mental strength. When you add in the COVID-19 pandemic, that career transition &...

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Navigating the Job Hunt During COVID-19

Jul 09
2020

The health care system has historically been unaffected by, if not “immune” to, recessions; people have continued to seek medical care during tight times.1 However, with decreases in nonurgent surgeries and other revenue-generating proced...

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Trainees on the Front Lines of COVID-19: An Interview With Dr. Nicole Cruz of New York Presbyterian Hospital

May 12
2020

Dr. Urshila Durani: Describe yourself and what you were previously doing for fellowship prior to COVID-19. Dr. Nicole Cruz: I am a third-year hematology-oncology fellow at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital. I’m an aspiring physician-...

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