Dawit Ayalew Dawit Ayalew (1 Posts)


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

I am a current 4th year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where I majored in Biology and French. I received my Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University. I am drawn to surgery as I am to writing by the creativity in thought and expression.

Moving Forward

Medical student Dawit Ayalew reflects on his own experience of life “constantly moving him forward”, how it inevitably compelled him to look backwards and ultimately how these ideas have influenced how he cares for patients.

I Am

Searching for our identity and the discovery process behind it are quintessential human processes that almost all of us experience. Medical student Alesia Voice explores, through verse, her evolving identity-journey and how that strongly influences her road to physicianship.

Running To The Garden

“After the surgery, I could, at last, bolt out the door to play with Andrew and those other boys. I could run wild. I could finally be a normal kid.” Medical student Varun Jain takes the reader into his past and dives into the associated challenges and emotions associated with living with and overcoming a heart condition.

Alesia Voice Alesia Voice (3 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

I’m Alesia Voice, a third year medical student at TTUHSC. I’ve been writing for a long time, mostly personal and creative pieces. I began sharing many personal reflections and narratives about my life happenings and medical school experiences on my blog The Third Voice in 2018 and have since began sharing my poetry there as well. My goal in my writing as well as in my future medical practice is to tell the truth... the good, the bad, and the ugly.