Off the Shelf

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

Maggie Hulbert Maggie Hulbert (1 Posts)

Writer-in-Training

Queen's University


Maggie Hulbert is a member of the Class of 2020 at Queen's University. She is an active member of the medical humanities community, and spent this past year developing the first Jacalyn Duffin Health and Humanities Conference. Her favorite writers include Danielle Ofri, Roxane Gay and Samantha Irby.




The Waiting Room

The room kept going in and out of focus. That was why she did not notice him at first. All she could pay attention to was the way her hands and feet kept going cold, hot and then cold again — all happening in step with the alternating blurring and clearing of her vision.

The Eighth Day

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to give birth in space? To labor and bear a child in the voids between celestial bodies? Quite possibly you have never really given much thought to giving birth at all, let alone beyond Earth’s atmospheric shell.

Holly Pittard (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University


Holly Pittard is an M1 student at Brody School of Medicine.