Tag Archives: Students

Students eat junk. Can science help?

For 10 weeks, five days a week, four hours a day, three years ago, Matheus Mistura, a decorated grad student with a glittering academic career, stood next to a hot table in a cramped cafeteria peeping at students’ plates. On cold days and on hot, on rainy days and clear days and days when he’d… Read More »

Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.

Whatever the cluster of second-year students at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York expected to hear from an 82-year-old woman — this probably wasn’t it. At first, Elizabeth Shepherd, one of several seniors invited to meet with future doctors in an anti-ageism program called “Introduction to the Geriatric Patient,” largely followed the script. As student… Read More »