When was the last time you were tested for HIV? Why is it important to test yourself? Did you know more than 15% of the patients in the US do not even know that they are HIV positive. Why is … Continue reading HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED?
Imagine you are trying to communicate, but your abilities are impaired. You try to formulate words, and nothing comes out. You understand language yet cannot express any writing. This seems like you are coming from a bad dream where communication … Continue reading Aphasia: The Nightmare You Cannot Erase
My relationship with AUC medical school began in Oklahoma. After being wait-listed at the University of Oklahoma I began to look into Caribbean medical schools. I had heard about them through a fellow traveler in Mexico who was an AUC … Continue reading Full Circle: My Journey at AUC
My name is Urieliz and I am a Cytotechnologist. Most of you might not know what a Cytotechnologist is or what we do. Well, I explain this in a previous article in AUC Frontline, here is the link: https://aucfrontline.com/2021/05/24/how-my-post-baccalaureate-degree-helped-me-identify-with-a-specialty-during-medical-school/. I … Continue reading A little bit about Cytotechnology: My experience in the lab.
As food trucks, local island vendors, professors and students came together this past Saturday, June 19th, 2021, the Black Medical Student Association (BMSA) invited the AUC community to celebrate a newly U.S. federally recognized holiday. Though the fight against systemic … Continue reading Juneteenth: Past, Present, and Future
It is not a surprise that being active and exercising is greatly beneficial for one’s overall health and productivity. Countless research studies have found that sitting for long periods of time can cause numerous mental health issues aside from general … Continue reading Stay Active for a Healthier Mind
The Butterfly Rash, many have heard of it as a presentation of a chronic autoimmune disease. Yes, I am talking about Lupus. May marks the beginning of Lupus Awareness Month. This month is meant to raise awareness, educate others, and … Continue reading Let’s Talk Lupus
Every time I introduce myself to someone and they ask me what I do for a living, my answer is: “I am a medical student and a licensed Cytotechnologist”. The next thing they say is: “A cyto…what? I am sorry. … Continue reading How My Post-Baccalaureate Degree Helped Me Identify With a Specialty During Medical School.
Caffeine is consumed by 90% of all adults in the world, yet is riddled with chemicals and pharmacological effects. Caffeine has been shown to relate to diseases ranging from cancer to psychiatric disorders. Medical students are among specific groups that … Continue reading Caffeine and Sleep: Our friends or foes as medical students?
The advent of home delivery meal prep kits and food delivery apps are redefining how humans consume food especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. Grubhub alone had an approximate 15% gross year-over-year rate increase as of October 2019. Another popular company, … Continue reading How is technology changing our eating behaviors?