Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf is our section for creative works by medical students.

Eleanor Gerhard (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

The George Washington University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Eleanor is a rising first-year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. With a passion for global and public health, she has lived and worked abroad in Haiti and Uganda for a total of six months over the course of her undergraduate career at St. Bonaventure University.

Kaitlyn Dykes Kaitlyn Dykes (5 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson University

Kaitlyn Dykes is a 3rd year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Her writing and art focus on aspects of delivering patient-centered care, the experience of medical training, and helping fellow students develop into aware, compassionate physicians. She is President of Physician Executive Leadership (PEL), a program committed to aiding students in becoming physician healthcare leaders of the future by addressing critical gaps in medical education. She is also dedicated to and actively involved in clinical translational research. She graduated with honors in 2011 from the University of Minnesota with a degree in genetics, cell biology, and cell development, along with a minor in art history, and fulfillment of the Dean's Scholars Leadership Program.