Main Description: RA: “One of the most exciting, I remember, things in medical school, other than graduation, is getting the white coat and stethoscope before beginning clinical rotations, the first time we’re allowed, as med students, to start practicing basic techniques on living people. These weren’t the long coats that go down to your feet,… Continue Reading »
Piece: Informant: “I went to college to get a diploma, it would have been just as easy to get an education.” Background: The informant learned this saying from his grandfather upon graduating from high school in Ohio. He found it highly impactful, not only in the context of college, but as a general life lesson… Continue Reading »
Background: My informant is a twenty-one year old student at USC; she’s studying neuroscience with an eye towards medical school. Her father is Laotian and French and her mother is French. Performance: “It goes: ‘learning means loving your country.’ I probably heard it from my Dad, since he’s a teacher, but I can’t really remember…. Continue Reading »
The informant, C, is an 18 raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. His parents are both Mexican and he considers himself Mexican as well. He is studying Astronautical Engineering. C-“An old family saying is ‘trabaja con la mente y no la espalda’ (Work with your mind and not your back)” When did… Continue Reading »
“Ask not what is now, ask what is now possible.” – Collected from a 17-year-old girl from Colorado (My younger sister) who heard it from her high school choir teacher, who uses the proverb to keep her students in line and thinking positively.