Author: Slavena Salve Nissan

Slavena Salve Nissan Slavena Salve Nissan (3 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Contributing Writer

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Slavena Salve Nissan moved to Brooklyn, New York from Baku, Azerbaijan when she was 6-years-old and comes from an ethnic minority known as the Mountain Jews. She graduated with a major in biology from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2015 and after graduation, worked as a medical receptionist. She’s currently a third year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she’s continuing to explore the intricacies of her two passions: healthcare and the arts. (She also runs the weekly in-Training newsletter, Poetry Thursdays, so feel free to send her any and all poems!)




Slavena Salve Nissan Slavena Salve Nissan (3 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Contributing Writer

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Slavena Salve Nissan moved to Brooklyn, New York from Baku, Azerbaijan when she was 6-years-old and comes from an ethnic minority known as the Mountain Jews. She graduated with a major in biology from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2015 and after graduation, worked as a medical receptionist. She’s currently a third year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she’s continuing to explore the intricacies of her two passions: healthcare and the arts. (She also runs the weekly in-Training newsletter, Poetry Thursdays, so feel free to send her any and all poems!)