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-Q&S Mission Statement

Current Issue: (2022)

Dear Readers,

It’s easy to identify change over time. We can look at our world from two years ago and look at the world from today and see clearly that they are not the same place. But understanding change as it’s happening is much more difficult and the moments that make us different people from one instant to the next are fewer and farther between. Yet in many ways, medical education deals in both forms of change: we subject ourselves to experiences designed to both subtly shift over four years and drastically change from one moment to the next who we are, how we view the world, and how we react to our surroundings. We then graduate and embark on careers designed to be dynamic, and therefore, metamorphic. We are never supposed to stop changing or to stop reflecting on our own change. This issue of quill & scope attempts to exist both in the before and after and in the space of contemporaneous change. We invite you to think back on how you have transformed and how you are transforming right now, the experiences and individuals seminal to your evolution, and the ways in which you are inspired to change in the future. In all our emphasis on change, don’t forget to cherish what stays the same - the parts of you that bring you joy and contentment in all different seasons of life - they are sacred. We would like to extend a warm thank you to our authors, artists, editors, designers, faculty advisors and contributors for transforming metamorphosis from an abstract idea to something real. And to our NYMC community: thank you for being a part of our collective metamorphosis.



An Interview with Dr. Ray Whitt, MD, FACOG
Gillian Hecht and Brinda Raval



Ariel Sasson


Poetry and Creative Writing


New Yoke State of Mind
Bethel Adekogbe


Medha Reddy


On Growth: A Wreckoning
Monica Gayanelo


Amanda Torres


Time on My Watch
Stephanie Schulman


Sabrina Martinez


The Casino Up North
Jai Ahluwalia

2021-2022 Editors-in-Chief

Gillian Hecht

Brinda Raval

2021-2022 Managing Editors

Maya Pandit

Sima Vazquez

Rachel Mund

2021-2022 Art Director

Isidora Monteparo

2021-2022 Art Editors

Jaehyun Patrick Kim

Sabrina Martinez

2021-2022 Literary Editors

Sania Azhar

Caroline J. Bredthaur

Kira Rynhold

Ariel Sasson

Aaron Rips

Josh Simmons

2021-2022 Layout Editors

Marisella Garcia

Gihad Abdelhaddy