Author: Shreya Madhavaram

Shreya Madhavaram Shreya Madhavaram (1 Posts)

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American University of Antigua


Shreya Madhavaram is a medical student at the American University of Antigua pursuing Internal Medicine.




Human Growth Mechanisms

I wrote this poem during my first year as a medical student while learning physiology. I was struck by the concept of human growth mechanisms. I found it fascinating that our organs grow and change in size through such concrete cellular mechanisms. Growth is such a universal and fundamental characteristic to living beings, and I wanted to play with both language and form to contrast a scientific explanation of growth to the emotional growth that occurs when we experience pain or suffering.

Shreya Madhavaram Shreya Madhavaram (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

American University of Antigua


Shreya Madhavaram is a medical student at the American University of Antigua pursuing Internal Medicine.