The Ward as Medicine is about how one’s fellow patients on the psychiatry ward can act as mirrors, teachers and inspirations to a patient. Specifically, it is about a mom who, hospitalized for suicidality stemming from her guilt and anger over how she has mothered her children, gets reconnected with the identity of motherhood while interacting with others on the unit.
MD/MPH student Leonard Wang writes about how one farmers market is driving change in his local community.
Mosaic in Medicine is looking for submissions to a print book that will highlight the diversity of experiences and perspectives of our future healthcare professionals.
Medical student Saud Rehman has written a collection of poems focusing on the lockdown of March 2020 with artwork to give a visual representation of how he felt. Often times the manifestations of moods unrelated to coursework go overlooked, especially in medicine, and Saud hopes that these provide a representation of the humanity behind students going through difficult times.
Dyese Moody, a medical student, reflects and expresses appreciation for working with a human cadaver for the first time.
Resident physician, Raihan Noman, reflects on his ERAS residency application process and leaning on his faith.
Medical student MacKenzie Adams reflects on her experience with a patient who received news that he was dying via an interpreter. She addresses the importance of improving care for non-English speakers.
Dr. Evin Anies utilizes haiku about systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) to reflect on his journey as a newly-minted physician.
Dr. Max Hawkins reflects on the expectation of medical students on the wards and the racial bias implicit in the operations tested on certain patients.
Medical student Monique John shares her experience on observing a critical surgical procedure.
Medical student Denisha McCurchin shares one of her final moments in the hospital with her grandmother who had a stroke. She tells the story through the senses of sight and hearing and reflects on the care she wishes her grandmother received as well as the care she endeavors to deliver as a future doctor.
Zain Khawaja, a medical student, discusses his experience as a mentee and provides insight on creating social support networks via mentorship