Orly Nadell Farber, STAT

Orly Nadell Farber


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Past articles by Orly:

Medical students can help combat Covid-19. Don't send them home

If we need extra hands on deck during the Covid-19 outbreak, third- and fourth-year medical students can — and want to — pitch in to help. → Read More

On scraps of paper, in the middle of the night: Interns and residents teach valuable lessons

No matter how busy they are, Stanford interns and residents often stop for teachable moments, and medical students are grateful, writes Orly Farber. → Read More

OR or OB? A medical student considers specialties

Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders her response to the ubiquitous question: What will you choose for your specialty? → Read More

The medical student dance: Reflections on clinical rotations

Third year medical student Orly Farber discovers the whirlwind of clinical rotations and the satisfaction of not just learning, but doing medicine. → Read More

Halfway through med school: Looking back and moving forward

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged article, a second-year student reflects on how much she's learned since beginning medical school. → Read More

I've seen the culture of sexual harassment at NIH. It needs to do more

At the @NIH, I heard accounts of sexual harassment from female scientists and lab workers — women who worried they couldn't possibly risk pushing back. → Read More

Reflections on the California fires

Second-year medical student Orly Farber reflects on the wildfires that have burned through Northern and Southern California this month. → Read More

Poked, scoped, and doped: Should medical students experience the pains of their care?

A Stanford medical student discusses her take on whether doctors in training should “play” the patient. → Read More

This Harvard doctor has worn both a hospital gown and a white coat

Shekinah Elmore's medical school classmates began to draw imaginary lines between themselves, the “healthy,” and their future patients, the “sick.” She was proof that those categories aren’t so clear cut. → Read More

NYU is offering free tuition for all its current and future medical students

NYU Medical school just announced that free tuition for both its current and future medical students in an effort to relieve a major source of stress in the medical training process. → Read More

Medical students are skipping class in droves — and making lectures increasingly obsolete

AWOL medical students highlight anxiety that there’s a mismatch between what they’re taught in class and what they’re expected to know on licensing exams. → Read More

Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease, study finds, suggesting new treatment approaches

Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible vision loss, may be an autoimmune disease, a new study found, suggesting new treatment approaches. → Read More

Women survive a heart attack more often when their doctor is female, study finds

Female patients are two to three times more likely to survive a heart attack when the doctor overseeing their ER care is also a woman, a new study finds. → Read More

Scientists explore a new kind of immunotherapy to treat autoimmune diseases

Scientists have begun to explore a spin-off of CAR-T cancer therapies: using similar immune cells to treat autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes. → Read More

Atul Gawande's first task as health CEO: a listening tour

He's planning to travel across the country to meet with the employees he will serve through the health care venture being formed by Amazon and partners. → Read More

Physicians’ beliefs may override cancer patients’ wishes for end-of-life care, study finds

Geographic variation in the intensity of cancer treatment stems more from physicians’ discomfort navigating end-of-life choices than from patients’ wishes. → Read More

New approach to breast cancer screening — tailoring guidelines for each patient — may save lives and money, study says

A new study suggests not offering mammograms to women at low risk for breast cancer might reduce the harms of screening while maintaining the benefits. → Read More

Study find hierarchies, gender dynamics driving conflict on surgical teams

Researchers sat in on 200 surgeries at three different teaching hospitals, and logged each and every social exchange between clinical team members. → Read More

Are we spending too much on the dying? New research challenges this widely held view

A new study challenges the widely held view that much of Medicare spending on patients in their last year of life is wasted. → Read More

Finding your person on the graph: A medical student learns of a relative’s illness

First-year medical student Orly Farber shares lessons learned after hearing about a loved one's disease. → Read More