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Daniel Kinsey Daniel Kinsey (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Daniel Kinsey is a first year medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Having lived in Indiana most of his life, Daniel attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), majoring in Medical Humanities & Health Studies and completing honors and pre-medical coursework on the side. Whilst at IUPUI, Daniel investigated the incidence of burnout in medical students, physicians, and other medical providers and explored medicine through an interdisciplinary lens that incorporated anthropology, culture, history, bioethics, sociology, and literature. His research and academic interests focus on the intersection of humanities in clinical practice and the doctor-patient relationship in particular and on the prevention of burnout in medical students and the profession in general. When not studying or complaining about studying, Daniel enjoys lifting weights, playing intramural sports, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.




Abnormal is the New Normal

Given that we are in a profession that aims to prevent harm, treat ailments and promote healthy living, the concept of an ideal body seems to be embedded in our work. The problem with the idea of normalcy, however, is that it is an ill-defined and very subjective idea that varies among each individual.

A Hardened Heart: Lessons from the Autopsy Room

As I lifted my head away from my work, I realized that I was being watched. On the other side of the window was a group of five young women, mouths agape and eyes wide open. They were students, up and coming radiology technicians, brought here to observe. Their instructor was hoping to desensitize them to the harsh reality of death and prepare them for the day that they would venture here alone with mobile x-ray machines.

You Don’t Until You Know

The library opens at 8 a.m. As usual, I overestimated my commute and arrived almost 15 minutes early. This became an everyday occurrence for not just me but for another library inhabitant like myself, That one guy. As I approached the library’s closed double-doors, I saw that one guy waiting.

Jake Eggett (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jake is a first-year student at Rocky Vista University. He enjoys reading, weightlifting, and writing about himself in third person. twitter.com/jakeeggett