Author Archives: Alan Sanderson

About Alan Sanderson

I am a medical doctor, trail runner, and musician.

What Is Death?

What do Mormons believe about death, and how does this affect the way we live our lives? by Alan Sanderson, MD One of my patients died a couple of weeks ago from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was a wonderful … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part VI: Living the Dream

Adventures and lessons from my first years in practice by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the sixth of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who are considering or preparing for … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part V: Keep Your Nose Above Water

Stories and memories from the dark days of internship and residency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the fifth of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who are considering or … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part IV: Academic Vertigo and the Identity Crisis

Thoughts and memories about medical school clinical rotations, specialty choice, and applying to residency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the fourth of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part III: The Academic Eating Contest

Thoughts and memories about the first two years of medical school by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the third of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who are considering or … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part II: Apply Yourself

Thoughts and memories about undergraduate studies and applying to medical school by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the second of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who are considering or … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part I: First Decisions

Thoughts about becoming a doctor by Alan Sanderson, MD When I set out on my career path many years ago I had very little comprehension of what I was actually doing. I did not have a step-by-step guide or a … Continue reading

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John M. Stang Memorial Scholarship Fund

I am happy to report that my recent post about Dr. Stang has generated interest in creating a memorial scholarship in his name. This effort is spearheaded by Dr. Meredith Broderick from the class of 2003. We are hoping to … Continue reading

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Memories of a Mentor

The cardiologist with a big heart, John M. Stang, MD by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Lately I have been thinking about John Stang, MD, one of my teachers and mentors during medical school. I am proud to call him my … Continue reading

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A Disease With Perks

… but you have to look for them. by Alan Sanderson, MD I have been thinking about cancer lately, for two reasons. The first was the story I wrote about my aunt Steffanie. The second reason is a blog I recently … Continue reading

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