Tag: death and dying

Stephanie Cockrill Stephanie Cockrill (2 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Contributing Writer

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine


Stephanie Cockrill is a third year medical student at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine planning to go into Ob/Gyn. 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?”

Oceans Away

I awoke to a phone ringing frantically, must have been a Whatsapp call. My father yelling from downstairs, “He passed.” And my mother, opening my bedroom door before my eyes had fully opened, stood there with her cellphone out, lips quivering, and eyes searching, “He’s gone.” My grandfather had passed away.

Rohini Bhatia Rohini Bhatia (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry


Rohini is a part of the class of 2018. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Epidemiology. Her interests include global health, dance, and discussing risk ratios over coffee.