Author: Alyssa Liubakka

Alyssa Liubakka Alyssa Liubakka (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Originally from the the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alyssa is currently a Class of 2014 medical student in Detroit. After spending 22 years in Marquette, Michigan she graduated with her BS from Northern Michigan University and uprooted from rural to urban America to continue pursuing her career in medicine and passion for the underserved. She is an avid musician, classically trained in percussion as well as a piano and enjoys spending her free time experiencing food from the many new cultures she has recently been exposed to in the “big city”.




The Beginning

It was 6:58 a.m. and it was my first day in the hospital as a third-year medical student. I was excited. I had my short white coat on and my pockets were full of little gems recommended by those more experienced than myself. As I found my team I saw the second-day-interns nervously preparing for rounds. I hoped my excitement was not too obvious. I could not believe I was about to round on real …

Alyssa Liubakka Alyssa Liubakka (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Originally from the the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alyssa is currently a Class of 2014 medical student in Detroit. After spending 22 years in Marquette, Michigan she graduated with her BS from Northern Michigan University and uprooted from rural to urban America to continue pursuing her career in medicine and passion for the underserved. She is an avid musician, classically trained in percussion as well as a piano and enjoys spending her free time experiencing food from the many new cultures she has recently been exposed to in the “big city”.