Tag: death and dying

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.




The Burden of Knowledge

I’ve heard it said that knowledge is power, and that to be forewarned is to be forearmed. I still remember getting a text from my mother when I was on my OB/GYN rotation, during the first window of time I had gotten to use the bathroom all day. I remember her texting me a picture of a CT scan of my grandfather’s lungs with the words: “What does this mean?”

Ashley Ellis Ashley Ellis (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Kansas School of Medicine


Ashley is a third year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, then earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas in microbiology and dance. She hopes to pursue a residency in internal medicine or anesthesiology. When not busy at the hospital, she enjoys journaling about her experiences, running, and attempting to cook new recipes.