Author: Lindsey Nae Wright

Lindsey Nae Wright Lindsey Nae Wright (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer, Columnist

University of Utah School of Medicine

Lindsey Nae Wright is a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2022 and is interested in pursuing a career in Surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Medical Anthropology and minored in Pediatric Research. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and practicing yoga. She loves to sample fancy cheese and drink coffee. For her, writing is an important outlet that allows for creativity, making important connections, and processing life-changing moments.

Loss Through Poetry

In this column, Lindsey shares her experience as a first-year medical student while also struggling to accept her father's recent pancreatic cancer recurrence after years of remission. She uses poetry and painting as an outlet during times of hardship, especially after his death. It's one thing to learn about chemotherapy and cancer pathophysiology in a classroom. It felt like strange irony to sit in a treatment area for hours with family and watch the devastating side effects of the drugs emerge, while also studying those drugs for an upcoming exam. It was both humbling and exhausting. It reminded her of how important school was to her during these moments and provided examples of real-world examples of a physician's competence and kindness that she hopes to emulate one day.




Lindsey Nae Wright Lindsey Nae Wright (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer, Columnist

University of Utah School of Medicine

Lindsey Nae Wright is a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2022 and is interested in pursuing a career in Surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Medical Anthropology and minored in Pediatric Research. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and practicing yoga. She loves to sample fancy cheese and drink coffee. For her, writing is an important outlet that allows for creativity, making important connections, and processing life-changing moments.

Loss Through Poetry

In this column, Lindsey shares her experience as a first-year medical student while also struggling to accept her father's recent pancreatic cancer recurrence after years of remission. She uses poetry and painting as an outlet during times of hardship, especially after his death. It's one thing to learn about chemotherapy and cancer pathophysiology in a classroom. It felt like strange irony to sit in a treatment area for hours with family and watch the devastating side effects of the drugs emerge, while also studying those drugs for an upcoming exam. It was both humbling and exhausting. It reminded her of how important school was to her during these moments and provided examples of real-world examples of a physician's competence and kindness that she hopes to emulate one day.