Spring 2004

Volume 21 Number 1
 Jump to the Alumni section: Stanford MD

Cover Story:
New rules limiting residents' work hours are driving culture change – for better or worse

Sleepy Child Illustration

Within the hours

By Ruthann Richter

Some residents are grateful for new rules limiting the hours of resident service. Yet many faculty and residents question whether they will really lead to fewer mistakes and better patient care. In fact, some believe the rules have created more opportunity for error. >> Read Story

Remote Control

By Krista Conger

Trade your scalpel for a joystick – and gain a surgical team member with an incredible set of hands. >> Read Story

Changing the face of medicine

By Susan Ipaktchian

Attracting a critical mass of minority students: Done. Convincing them to build careers in academia: Not so easy. >> Read Story

More Stanford Medicine

Letter from the Dean

Cancer center opens: A new building advances Stanford's plan to raise its profile in cancer treatment and research.

An oocyte illustration

Short take: An oocyte (almost) never forgets – Scientists reveal how a living cell holds on to its memories.

’Scope: A quick look at the latest developments at Stanford University Medical Center

Mission: Translational: Brain teaser – How can cancer patients protect their brains from radiation treatment's harmful effects? The answer might lie in your medicine cabinet.

Ask the bioethicist: Physician-assisted suicide – Is it ever justified?

Second opinion: Open-stack policy – A plan to make scientific publications freely available to all

The backstory: Herds of cats corralled to create Web site


Stanford MD

Letter from SMAA President

Linda Hawes Clever, MD, '65
President, Stanford Medical Alumni Association

Alumna Sheri Fink

Spring symposium provides a time to reconnect. >> Read Letter

Alumni Profile: Suture or shoot?

Sheri Fink, MD, opens eyes to wartime's medical quandaries. >> Read Story

Medical School Recollection: Philip R. Lee

This distinguished physician's life of learning included a crash course in medicine. >> Read Story

Class Notes

Alumni dispatches beginning from the 1940s. >> Read Story