Enter your Email address:
Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed
to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without
You currently have no recent searches
Schechter, Joel PhD
Dr. Schechter is professor and assistant dean of medical student affairs, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; e-mail: email@example.com.
Helping to guide and advise medical students in achieving their goal of becoming physicians has been an important part of my personal and professional life. My position as a teacher in Cell and Neurobiology, and assistant dean of student affairs, has helped to make me acutely aware of the challenges faced by our medical students. Medical school is a rough road to travel, and students often need the bridging support of faculty and advisement programs to keep them on track.
In this mixed-media (oil pastel/colored pencil on charcoal paper) piece, the path that ascends from lower right to upper right suggests the journey through medical school, representing entry into medical school through that glorious day of graduation. The rocks and precipices along the way represent the often challenging and “rocky” road through medical school. Students have a difficult road to traverse from entry to graduation, but I hope that my role in student affairs helps to build a bridge of support. I hope that, in addition to being part of the planks of the bridge itself, I am also part of the guide ropes providing a steadying support to our students as they pass the rockiest parts of medical school and keeping them on the path to graduation. At the end of this path, graduation is certainly a glorious day for medical students and their loved ones, yet each year as I sit on stage at the Shrine Auditorium during commencement, I fight back tears of pride as I watch the students cross the stage, taking their final steps on the path through medical school.
© 2011 Association of American Medical Colleges
Colleague's E-mail is Invalid
Your Name: (optional)
Separate multiple e-mails with a (;).
Thought you might appreciate this item(s) I saw at Academic Medicine.
Send a copy to your email
Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague.
Some error has occurred while processing your request. Please try after some time.
An Existing Folder
A New Folder
The item(s) has been successfully added to "".
Login with your LWW Journals username and password.
Username or Email:
Enter and submit the email address you registered with. An email with instructions to reset your password will be sent to that address.
Link to reset your password has been sent to specified email address.
What does "Remember me" mean?
By checking this box, you'll stay logged in until you logout. You'll get easier access to your articles, collections,
media, and all your other content, even if you close your browser or shut down your
To protect your most sensitive data and activities (like changing your password),
we'll ask you to re-enter your password when you access these services.
What if I'm on a computer that I share with others?
If you're using a public computer or you share this computer with others, we recommend
that you uncheck the "Remember me" box.
Save my selection