Another program launched last fall by medical students Sam Afshari ‘24, Megan Zhou ’25, and Will Brown ’23 featured an interactive session for Class of 2026 medical students to practice cross-sectional imaging, a relatively new technology that uses advanced imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance (MR) to display a body in cross-section, providing a look “inside” the chest, abdomen, or pelvis. The students divided into groups to practice labeling structures according to a given anatomical tag list, while student facilitators circulated to answer questions and help with labeling. “The process of labeling structures will be far more useful than remembering what a structure looks like on a still image, both for your next practical and during clinical clerkships,” the student tutors advised.
The peer-to-peer relationship has value outside of academics, said Director of Student Well-Being, Lee Rosen, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry.
“Students who take care of each other, who support each other to be successful, those are the kind of physicians that you want to have out in the world,” Rosen said. “What we do as professionals is learn to be people who take care of each other so that we can take care of the people, and that has to begin in medical school," Rosen said.