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Words of wisdom from a UCSF alum:⁣
"back to school?⁣⁣⁣⁣
starting school?⁣⁣⁣⁣
applying to school?⁣⁣⁣
studying for finals?⁣⁣
studying for boards?⁣⁣
excited/nervous/mixed feelings?⁣⁣⁣⁣
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take a deep breath⁣⁣⁣⁣
prioritize your needs⁣⁣
make a plan but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t stick to it⁣⁣
cry, laugh, sleep & eat when you need to⁣
focus on building discipline rather than relying on motivation⁣
picture your end goal. pull it up when you need an extra push⁣
look-if this sh!t was easy, everyone would be doing it⁣⁣⁣⁣
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eventually you will...⁣⁣⁣
get into the program⁣⁣✔️⁣
graduate⁣⁣✔️⁣
get a job⁣✔️⁣
pass that class⁣✔️⁣
pass your boards✔️⁣
look back on these days and be damn grateful⁣⁣🙌🏼⁣
YOU WILL⁣
👩🏽‍⚕️💜🙌🏼"⁣
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Thank you to Kaitlyn B (@katybpnp), a class of 2019 alumna of the UCSF Masters Entry Program in Nursing, for sharing this with us!⁣
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#ucsfbacktoschool #ucsf #meded #ucsfproud #ucsffamily #highered #nursing @ucsfnurse“It isn't my own achievement, but rather [my family’s] lifelong support and care that enabled me to become a first-gen student. To me, it signifies that you aren’t bound to the conditions you were born into. Though it takes time, a crazy amount of grit, and perhaps many generations, you can make great strides towards change and a better life.”
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Raised by a single parent in a low-income household, @victoriakcheung grew up without the resources that many of her peers took for granted. In high school, she’d stay late at the public library to do homework because her family couldn’t afford internet access. When applying for programs to help underprivileged students in college, she couldn’t give a phone number for the interview because she didn’t own a phone. She fell in love with science but often struggled with imposter syndrome. Today, Victoria is a Ph.D. student studying neuroscience at UCSF. .
Join us in recognizing UCSF’s first-gen students whose grit and resilience will pave the way for others in the community.
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📸: Susan Merrell
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#UCSF #UCSFBackToSchool #FirstGeneration #STEM #Science #FirstGenUCSF☀️During a rare sunny day on our Parnassus campus, UCSFers took a well-deserved break to play cornhole and enjoy frosty treats outside the @ucsflibrary.

Thank you to the @ucsfcampuslifeservices Wellness & Community team for bringing some summer fun to our frequently foggy campus!

Recognize any of these UCSFers? Tag them in the comments!

#ucsf #ucsflife #summer #campuslifeSummer in The City 🌁: It would hardly be a summer day in San Francisco without @karlthefog rolling off the ocean and enveloping the Parnassus campus and Mount Sutro.
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#ucsf #sanfrancisco #summer #karlthefog #fog #fogstagram #fogust
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📸: Susan MerrellIn an exoskeleton that looks like mechanical armor, 12-year-old Dilan Horwitz could be mistaken for a superhero — an assessment that wouldn’t be entirely wrong.
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A year ago, Dilan was a gifted sixth grader and the star catcher on his Little League team — with a seemingly minor nut allergy. While on a family vacation in Croatia, he collapsed after an apparent allergic reaction. He had stopped breathing within minutes.
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At a nearby hospital, an MRI revealed that oxygen deprivation had resulted in severe brain damage. Dilan was transported straight from Croatia to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where he spent two months in daily physical, speech, and occupational therapy.
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That therapy included regular sessions in the exoskeleton, a wearable robot equipped with computerized sensors and motors. The technology helps patients relearn how to coordinate their movements, which is important for Dilan, who now struggles to control his body.
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Back home in Fremont, Dilan has emerged with a new ambition: to become a physical therapist. “It’s possible I might not be a professional baseball player,” he jokes.
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📸 by Elena ZhukovaMaking custom skeletal models for anatomy class while saving money - what’s not to love about 3D printing?
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The technology at the @ucsfmakerslab lets us create 3D printouts from actual patient scans for educational purposes and for clinical planning, for a fraction of the cost of traditional medical models. The foot and pelvic bone in the video cost less than $20 to print!
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#ucsf #makers #MakersLab #HigherEd #MedEd #3Dprinting☑️Set your intention. ☑️Take on added challenges. ☑️Always be learning. ☑️Develop self-awareness.
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UCSF “master diagnostician” Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal shared his keys to achieving excellence in his work and beyond.  Click on link in bio to see more ⬆️
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Illustration: Jing Jing TsongNew building in town: The final beam of the new UCSF Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building has been lifted into place! The building will house UCSF scientists and clinicians in UCSF’s Weill Institute for Neurosciences and expand UCSF’s neurological clinical services and research.
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#ucsf #construction #sanfrancisco #missionbay #research #neuroscience 📸: Elena Graham“Purple skies at night means what? @ucsf is actually kinda pretty. Looking forward to all the construction being done!” 📷 by UCSF postdoc Jack Nicoludis @_jackn_ .
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#ucsf #missionbay #sanfrancisco #skies

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