ESP Biography

MORGAN THEIS, Fourth Year Medical Student

Major: Medicine

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Morgan Theis

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Morgan Theis grew up in Berkeley California and attended Smith College where she majored in biological sciences and played on the soccer team.

Upon graduation, she took a job as a high school teacher at Fremont High in Oakland where she taught biology and physiology. She then pursued research in Italy where she worked on designing an artificial cell, played more soccer on a semi-professional soccer team, learned Italian, and ate a lot of gelato and pasta.

She spent the year before medical school nannying her niece and nephews and working as a fitness instructor at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, and has been enjoying Stanford School of Medicine for the past 3 years.

While she finds most aspects of medicine fascinating, she is particularly interested in increasing everyone's access to healthy resources in order to promote a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle.

Past Classes

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B1615: Diagnose Me: Medical Problem Solving in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
In this session, the group of the students gets to collectively function as a doctor! This class is based on a popular elective at the medical school called "Student Rounds" in which a more advanced clinical student acts like a patient they saw in the hospital. The group of younger students asks questions to try to figure out the diagnosis. The goal of this course is to introduce students to clinical reasoning and give them a taste of medical school. Basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and history and physical exam skills will be discussed as questions arise during the case.

S473: Women, Body Image, and the Media in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Media images of female beauty influence everyone. They influence how women feel about themselves, and they influence how men feel about the real women in their lives. This course will engage students in exercises to examine the messages we are exposed to, think critically about how these messages influence us, and collaborate to create a toolbox of strategies to promote healthy body image to empower ourselves and those around us. Course will include a 34 minute film screening of "Killing us Softly 3" by the Media Education Foundation to spark discussion.