Closing the Gap

In this column, Leonard uses narrative storytelling to recount the experiences of people — inside and outside of medicine — whom he has learned from during his medical education. When providing care, narrative medicine can be used to close the gap between physicians and patients. Without narratives to guide doctors, patients become problems to solve instead of complex humans that we help heal. For Leonard, stories are a powerful way to learn from strangers, empathize with patients and reflect on experiences. Closing the Gap is a compilation of unique stories from people that have offered valuable lessons to a medical student.

Leonard Wang Leonard Wang (1 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Leonard is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in honors biomedical sciences through a 7-year accelerated BS/MD program. Leonard is also currently an MPH student and plans to pursue an MBA while in medical school. He enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops in his free time. In the future, Leonard would like to pursue a career in pediatrics/genetics.




Leonard Wang Leonard Wang (1 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Leonard is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in honors biomedical sciences through a 7-year accelerated BS/MD program. Leonard is also currently an MPH student and plans to pursue an MBA while in medical school. He enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops in his free time. In the future, Leonard would like to pursue a career in pediatrics/genetics.