Tag: fiction in medicine

Evan Torline Evan Torline (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer and Medical Student Editor

University of Louisville School of Medicine


My name is Evan Torline, a Class of 2017 medical student in Louisville, Kentucky. I received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. A special interest of mine is social justice through healthcare, a conviction that developed through relationships growing up in a small town, my faith, as well as missions to Haiti I engaged in as an undergraduate. I believe in the power of the written word, and enjoy reading a wide range of topics that draw to me to a greater understanding of the human condition. When not studying or working, I love being outdoors with my friends and family. Music is also a passion of mine, particularly bluegrass, of which I can't get enough.




Reclaiming a Passion: Medical Student Author Kyle Romines Publishes His First Novel

Kyle Romines is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Louisville hailing from Campbellsville, KY. His first novel, titled The Keeper of the Crows, appeared on the Preliminary Ballot of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel and will soon publish his second full length novel, a western, titled Salvation.

Valerie Grant Valerie Grant (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Valerie graduated from the University of Michigan in 2008 with a BS in Biochemistry. She joined the Neuroscience Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and finished her MS in Neuroscience in 2011. She was a faculty member at St Ambrose Academy teaching science and math before matriculating at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine where she is now a member of the MD class of 2018. Her children will be 4 and 6 when she graduates.