Volume VIII

Excerpt: Letter from the Editors-in-Chief

This volume aptly and wonderfully explores the different lenses through which we can view medicine. Through firsthand experiences as patients in the current healthcare backdrop to interpretations of their expe-riences as medical students grappling with the grays of medicine, the authors reveal different outlooks of the journey we take as medical students working towards the greater good. We hope that each one of these pieces inspires you to take two steps back from your daily routine to look at life – and medicine – from a different perspective.



Interview with Dr. Patrick Lento
Rana Mehdizadeh and Lana Malekan



Role of Team Physicians
Avinesh Agarwalla


Think Before You Think
Christopher Monson


Beautiful Pathology
Tejas Pulisetty


You Are Only As Good As Your Last Question
Joseph Zullo and Liz Newman


Netter's Body
Lana Malekan


Research Article

Poetry and Creative Writing


Wave Formed
Ryan Horn


Josue Sanchez

Editors in Chief

  • Sherry Liou
  • Margaret Nguyen

Managing Editors

  • Rana Mehdizadeh
  • Lana Malekan

Design Editor

  • Trevor Plumer

Senior Editor

  • Julia Cooperman

Executive Faculty Advisor

  • Gladys M. Ayala, MD, MPH

Faculty Editorial Board

  • Francis Belloni, PhD
  • Montgomery Douglas, MD
  • Jennifer Koestler, MD
  • Stephen Moshman, MD
  • Matthew Pravetz, OFM, PhD
  • Susan Rachlin, MD, FACR
  • Pravin Sehgal, MD, PhD
  • Sansar Sharma, PhD
  • Gary Stallings, MD
  • Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH

Literary Editors

  • Aleksandra Augustynowicz
  • Bailey Wentworth
  • Ariana Corona
  • Amir Mehdizadeh
  • Tamar Siskind
  • Sangeeta Ramani