Off the Shelf

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

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 second 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.




Stephanie Cockrill Stephanie Cockrill (3 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Contributing Writer

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine


Stephanie Cockrill is a fourth year medical student at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She enjoys horseback riding, crafting, and quilting in those fleeting instances of free time available during school. She and her husband are parents to two dogs: Arya, a 5-year-old Collie, and Sybil, a 2-year-old Labrador/sharknado mix.