Author: Sadhana Rajamoorthi

Sadhana Rajamoorthi Sadhana Rajamoorthi (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Hi! I am a Class of 2014 medical student at Georgetown University, with plans to pursue family medicine. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with degrees in chemistry and the history and philosophy of science, I moved to D.C. for medical school. I love D.C. because it has been an amazing place of opportunity for me to pursue my interests in health policy, underserved medical care, cultural awareness and education, and the arts. There is nothing that an open mind can’t teach us, and writing is one of the greatest expressions of what we learn from the world, our experiences, and ourselves.




Try Again: Experiencing Failure as a Medical Student

Sunday, 8 p.m.  What started as valiant efforts of creating new recipes turned out to be embarrassing failures in judgment and common sense.  Initially, I thought mixing tofu, some greens and pasta would turn out to be an Asian delicacy, maybe something that I could proudly share with friends and family.  But, after adding one spice to another, topping sauce over sauce, I realized that it was over. It was time to call it an …

Half of a Year, Halfway Across the World

Chennai, India. “How are you feeling?” I asked an elderly woman in Tamil, the local language.  She had recently been diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at the hospital. I struggled to hide my excitement of finally being able to interact with an inpatient after three weeks of waiting for a “TB-free ward.” In the western world, we quarantine patients with tuberculosis; here they are one of the many patients in the general ward who are seen …

Sadhana Rajamoorthi Sadhana Rajamoorthi (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Hi! I am a Class of 2014 medical student at Georgetown University, with plans to pursue family medicine. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with degrees in chemistry and the history and philosophy of science, I moved to D.C. for medical school. I love D.C. because it has been an amazing place of opportunity for me to pursue my interests in health policy, underserved medical care, cultural awareness and education, and the arts. There is nothing that an open mind can’t teach us, and writing is one of the greatest expressions of what we learn from the world, our experiences, and ourselves.