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Community hits scholarship home run in honor of Drive owner Craig Brown

GREENVILLE – Wednesday’s GHS Night at the Drive turned into “Operation Home Run” for baseball team owner Craig Brown when community members surprised him with scholarship support for the innovative work pipeline he’s championed for nearly a decade. The $50,000 in support will help fund stipends, scholarships and educational materials for students in the Greenville...
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Into the Rapids

Imagine being given the opportunity to choose your clique in high school. Do you want to be a jock? All the attention and free sweat pants you can imagine. Is it worth the higher likelihood of being a washed out gym teacher who always talks about being “state champs” 40 years ago? Do you want...
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The Boston Tragedy

Today during class we found out about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston marathon. Wow. My heart sunk. I’ve spent today trying to figure out why this event hit me in a way different from any other traumatic event on the news. It was only two years ago that I [...]
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Busy Questing

Busy lately. Went to dinner with a dear friend last night. She says I look like I’m doing wonderfully . Easter last Sunday. Able to lunch with family for hour and a half before returning to Neuroscience. Do I study all the time? Some days. Other days, I sit for hours reading lightly and making...
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How “fake” patients make better doctors

In the not so distant past, medical students developed their clinical skills on real patients.  At the USC School of Medicine Greenville, not only are we breaking from tradition by starting clinical education on day one of year one, our medical students receive much of their early clinical training on sophisticated human simulators, or “fake...
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Amazing Grace

  Sometimes, medical school seems insurmountable. Trying to master volumes of information, with tests constantly reminding me what I don’t know, I often feel incapable and insufficient. My daily phone conversations with my mom often riff on this theme: “Well, we got our grades back for _. I got a _. I mean, I guess...
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Life in (and around) Greenville

With med school and all I don’t really get much of a chance to get out (with the exception of the recent spring break, during which I spent almost a whole week outside).  When I do get some spare time, however, the Greenville area provides some awesome green spaces to go out and enjoy the...
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