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My First Exam at IMS Milan

My First Exam at IMS Milan

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Erik Campano is a graduate student in Umeå, Sweden, studying the ethics of artificial intelligence in medicine. He formerly was an academic consultant to the English-language medical school of the University of Turin. Erik completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems (cognitive science) at Stanford University, and then he worked for about eight years as a radio news anchor, before moving to biomedical scientific study and research at the University of Paris and Columbia University. Erik grew up in Connecticut, is a citizen of the United States and Germany, and his family is a mix of Filipino, Italian, and German.
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We are getting an incredibly rigorous medical education. That is what I learned from my first exam. As I wrote two weeks ago, I have been preparing intensely for our exam in embryology and histology (with a little physiology thrown in), a module also known as Human...
Why Studying Histology is Like Learning the Kanji

Why Studying Histology is Like Learning the Kanji

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Erik Campano is a graduate student in Umeå, Sweden, studying the ethics of artificial intelligence in medicine. He formerly was an academic consultant to the English-language medical school of the University of Turin. Erik completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems (cognitive science) at Stanford University, and then he worked for about eight years as a radio news anchor, before moving to biomedical scientific study and research at the University of Paris and Columbia University. Erik grew up in Connecticut, is a citizen of the United States and Germany, and his family is a mix of Filipino, Italian, and German.
Erik Campano
On the first day of class, our histology professor put up a slide with a quote by 19th century Italian biologist Angelo Ruffini. “Shape is the expression of function,” it said. At the time, I barely paid attention to these words. Now, as I prepare for our...
The Amazing Embryo

The Amazing Embryo

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Erik Campano is a graduate student in Umeå, Sweden, studying the ethics of artificial intelligence in medicine. He formerly was an academic consultant to the English-language medical school of the University of Turin. Erik completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems (cognitive science) at Stanford University, and then he worked for about eight years as a radio news anchor, before moving to biomedical scientific study and research at the University of Paris and Columbia University. Erik grew up in Connecticut, is a citizen of the United States and Germany, and his family is a mix of Filipino, Italian, and German.
Erik Campano
The takeaway from my first full day of exam prep was the jaw-dropping wonder of the beginning of human development — and how as doctors, we may actually be able to help mothers someday through successful pregancies. My original plan for today, day 2 of 14...
How Exams Work

How Exams Work

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Erik Campano is a graduate student in Umeå, Sweden, studying the ethics of artificial intelligence in medicine. He formerly was an academic consultant to the English-language medical school of the University of Turin. Erik completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems (cognitive science) at Stanford University, and then he worked for about eight years as a radio news anchor, before moving to biomedical scientific study and research at the University of Paris and Columbia University. Erik grew up in Connecticut, is a citizen of the United States and Germany, and his family is a mix of Filipino, Italian, and German.
Erik Campano
We learned today a bit about the structure of our exams, here at the International Medical School at the University of Milan. What applies here does not necessarily apply to other English-language MD programs in Italy. Essentially, our year is divided into two...