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“When I Die, Let me Live” Podcast Premiere

“When I Die, Let Me Live” is a podcast where we have the immense privilege of connecting with people about the taboo, fraught, delicate, but universal topic of death. We’ll invite you into the lives of our guests, many of whom are patients, caregivers, and

Submit to “Process: a book project” by May 1st

I’m working on a book project that will focus on medical trainees’ journeys through medicine, especially the non-academic, emotional aspects of their journeys. The dream is for the book to include submissions from medical students and residents all over the world and to be a

Feel the Silence

His hands are cold As his lifeless body Lies upon the table At the coroner’s office. My mom is beside me Stroking those fingers, Tears rolling in waves Down her cheeks. I watch in horror, The reality is only now Beginning to sink in To

Philadelphia Skyline

A little over six months ago, I moved from Minnesota to Center City for medical school and it wasn’t long before I loved the area, hot as it was in early August. With my newly adopted life on a bicycle, I discovered the charm of

Netter’s Symposium

Chen Zhou is a current third year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Chen has been painting since the age of four. He struggled with reconciling his love for the arts with his decision to pursue medicine as a career. He always felt like

Provocations on Infrastructure: Flow

Where is that mysterious place that we send all our “labs” to? Everyday, we round and round on the wards, wake up patients, and poke and prod them to get an idea of what they have and get a sample of their tissue. As the

Innovating Hubs of Health

Nick Dawson is the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub and a proponent of human-centered design in health care as a way to create a health system that is more desirable, compassionate and advanced. In the Innovation Hub, he helps lead an innovation

Valentine’s day

On valentine’s day, I watched my first heart stop. I watched the monitor dance as I thrust my aching palms onto his sternum. He lay there, still while his body was rocked and jabbed and compressed in between, he seemed. His body still moaning and

Mahosot Surgery I

  Title: Mahosot Surgery I Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 18” x 27″ Date: March 2015 About: Mahosot Surgery I is the first of three paintings inspired by my time spent shadowing physicians at Mahosot Hospital in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos. The subject of this painting is a

AMWA “Artist in Residence” Award

The Artist in Residence Award was started in 2015 by Studio AMWA to promote women members in the arts. The role of the artist in residence is to create an artistic project that is pertinent to AMWA and women in medicine. This art will then

Mahosot Surgery II

Title: Mahosot Surgery II Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 20″ x 26″ Date: April 2015 About: Mahosot Surgery II was inspired by my time spent at Mahosot Hospital, a public hospital in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos. There I shadowed both Lao and foreign physicians, including teams

No more

Doctor, do you hear the terror in my broken tenor?   It is but a muffled, garbled front for what, set free, unaltered, would shatter the very windows. and with them, all these vials, within which my sick blood swirls. And those thin panes of

Calloused Fingertips

“Calloused Finger Tips” Self-portrait, one-touch ultra test strips. Over the last 22 years of living with type 1 diabetes, I, along with thousands of other type 1’s, have pricked my finger 40,105 times. We wake up in the middle of the night to check our