&Medicine delves into the applications of medicine in other disciplines: public health, pharmaceuticals, business, law, art, politics, food, history, philosophy, any pursuit outside of medicine. It is a collection of medical student work that bridges the gap between medicine and the world around us.

Evan Torline Evan Torline (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer and Medical Student Editor

University of Louisville School of Medicine

My name is Evan Torline, a Class of 2017 medical student in Louisville, Kentucky. I received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. A special interest of mine is social justice through healthcare, a conviction that developed through relationships growing up in a small town, my faith, as well as missions to Haiti I engaged in as an undergraduate. I believe in the power of the written word, and enjoy reading a wide range of topics that draw to me to a greater understanding of the human condition. When not studying or working, I love being outdoors with my friends and family. Music is also a passion of mine, particularly bluegrass, of which I can't get enough.


Reclaiming a Passion

Sometimes it takes the challenges of life to teach us what’s most important to us, and Kyle Romines knows this all too well as the subject of our first interview in our column dedicated to medical student writers. Kyle Romines is a fourth year medical student at the University of Louisville hailing from Campbellsville, KY. He loves board games, story-telling, thunderstorms, and of course, a good read. His first novel, titled Keeper of the Crows, appeared on the Preliminary Ballot of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel and will soon publish his second full length novel, a western, titled Salvation. He hopes that through his experiences others can realize it’s worth fighting to do what you love, whatever that may be.


Perspectives from the Bike: A Look at an Ecuadorian Hospital

The gray pickup truck rattled along the rocky path, careening back and forth on a steep incline that reached for the snow-capped peak masked by clouds. While tires slid and kicked up trails of dust that diffused into the mist surrounding us, I was still able to catch a glimpse of Chimborazo, a volcanic pyramid of Ecuador, through pockets of clarity in that atmosphere. Soaring at breathtaking elevations of over 20 thousand feet, Chimborazo is a point near the equator where one can be closest to the sun while standing on Earth.


Kenyan Life: Soundings from a Slemenda

Between my first and second years of medical school, I was fortunate to receive the AMPATH Slemenda Scholarship. This scholarship allowed me to experience medicine firsthand in the global health arena as I worked in Eldoret, Kenya. AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) is a consortium of North American and Kenyan academic institutions working together to improve health care delivery to a catchment area of 3.5 million people.

Bryce McKee Bryce McKee (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Indiana University School of Medicine

Bryce C. McKee M.D. Candidate 2016 M.S. Cellular and Integrative Physiology (IUSM 2011)