From the Wards

Aleksandra Bacewicz Aleksandra Bacewicz (4 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Hi! My name is Aleksandra and I am a Class of 2018 medical student in the SELECT Program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. I love to write, both for myself and for publication, as an outlet for my experiences and emotions. Having an academic background in Spanish literature, I am fascinated by words and often find myself losing track of time with my face in a book. Through the pursuit of both words and medicine, I hope to better understand others, and myself, so that I can affect positive change in any way I am able. In my free time, I look forward to spending time with close friends and family, dancing, swimming and traveling!

Do What You Can

On inpatient pediatrics, I helped care for a young boy admitted following urological complications after surgery. I first heard about him during morning sign-out: he was in severe pain, and his Foley catheter kept getting clogged and needed to be flushed repeatedly.

A Life in a Day

It can be difficult to fully appreciate the events that transpire on a busy transplant surgery service, and as a fledgling third year student on my first rotation, I’d often find myself in stimulus overload — like a five year old who stops to look at every flower on a walk with their parents.

Ethan Wasson Ethan Wasson (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Raised in a small rural town outside Albany, NY. Lived in Boulder, CO for four years. Fourth year medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. Currently applying to anesthesia residency programs. Enjoys hiking and biking, traveling, writing, skydiving, chess, meditating, and making sugar free ice cream.