*this interview has been lightly edited for clarity and conciseness, without sacrificing content.* Microbiology and Immunology is the study of microorganisms and the immune system; It has a wide scope of applications in health research including diabetes, arthritis, and experimental therapies we use in personalized medicine. We interviewed Undergraduate Chair and Associate Professor, Dr. Kelly … Continue reading MODULE SHOWCASE: Microbiology & Immunology
Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) is a module in the BMSc Program that allows students to take advanced studies in two or more medical sciences. We interviewed a 4th year student in IMS to get an inside perspective through their personal experience in IMS. Why did you choose IMS? IMS is unique because it recognizes that … Continue reading IMS Module Showcase
Ever since the turn of the century, technological advancements and medical breakthroughs have revolutionized medicine. New discoveries open new career pathways for young individuals who are passionate about making a change in society. There has been an influx of young adults hoping to pursue a career in medicine, and, unfortunately, this increase in competition may … Continue reading Medicine in the Military
In January of this year, I finally made a decision I had been mulling over for months - I decided to quit almost all social media. Why would I do this, in a world where we're so connected? ...
Talking to a student at Western during the first semester, I heard some words that I would replay in my mind time and time again. “I don’t think it is a good idea to speak about politics.” Her reason? “It is dangerous because someone may not like what you believe in.” This is a view … Continue reading The Politics of Science
Medicine has come a long way since the days when bloodletting was used to cure disease and mercury was thought to be the secret to immortality. One fascinating practice with an interesting history is replantation, the reattachment of a severed body part. In the Middle Ages, it was considered impossible, as many attempts to restore … Continue reading Giving a Helping Hand
The Current recently got the chance to sit down and talk with Dr. John Di Guglielmo. Dr. Guglielmo is an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Many students might recognize him from courses such as Physiology 3140, Pharmacology 4360, and Physiology 4520. Here’s what he had to say to us. Would you … Continue reading Get to Know Your Prof: Dr. John Di Guglielmo