The video showcase this morning marks the end of our 2-week inquiry immersion course. I am so glad that our school decided to do this because it really opened up an opportunity for me to explore topics that I'm super interested in but not taught in didactic training. The immersion course is a collaboration between the school of medicine and school of pharmacy, so we got the chance to get to know the med students a little better. We had 30+ topics to choose from and they were all super interesting! Some of the topics we had were medicinal marijuana, reverse of aging, health policy, malaria, mindfulness, pharmacogenomics, etc. My class was on using genomic sequencing to treat cancer. The picture shows the comprehensive characterization of 299 cancer driver genes we have identified. Isn't that super cool?! We also talked about the techniques, machanisms, cutting-edge research, we even got to tour one of the big genomic sequencing companies and see first-hand what these big machines look like. My favorite part of the course was doing the cases. I was really able to see how genomic testing improved health outcomes. Of course, I understand that there's ethical and social concerns about genomic sequencing and 100% agree there should be regulations around it. However, I think the results of possible new treatment options are so amazing. What's your opinion on genomic sequencing for cancer treatment?Please share below!