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Sharona Hariri Sharona Hariri (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of California Riverside School of Medicine


Sharona Hariri is a second-year medical student at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. She is a graduate from the University of California Los Angeles, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Through volunteer and clinical experiences, Sharona became captivated with the beauty of medicine, opportunities for learning and intellectual advancement, as well as the immense potential for scientific discoveries.




Living Will of a 26-Year-Old

It’s strange filling out your health care proxy and living will at the age of 26. The questions that are asked seem to be issues that I shouldn’t be considering before I’ve gotten married, had kids, gained 40 pounds, overcome three to four mid-life crises and become a registered Republican. But, tomorrow I will be undergoing the surgeon’s knife, so here we are.

Melanie Watt Melanie Watt (19 Posts)

Medical Student Editor Emeritus

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport


I am a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University, and yes, I do bleed purple and gold. I’m in the Class of 2018 at LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. I’ve run one marathon and a few halves – the latter being my favorite distance of the two. I believe in daily ice cream intake. When I’m not studying or running, I’m exploring new workout classes and outdoor adventures, training my large and adorable dog, Gumbeaux, or knitting to keep my fidgety fingers busy.