Tag: nontraditional medical student

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

Sometimes it takes the challenges of life to teach us what’s most important to us, and Kyle Romines knows this all too well as the subject of our first interview in our column dedicated to medical student writers. Kyle Romines is a fourth year medical student at the University of Louisville hailing from Campbellsville, KY. He loves board games, story-telling, thunderstorms, and of course, a good read. His first novel, titled 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. He hopes that through his experiences others can realize it’s worth fighting to do what you love, whatever that may be.

More Than a Number: The Patient’s Story

Though I am currently a second year student at University of Vermont, I actually started medical school back in the ’80s in an ancient and venerable school in England, granted the royal seal by Henry VIII. Even just twenty-five or so years ago, the nurses still wore uniforms not significantly different from that worn by Florence Nightingale herself, and they kept their heads bowed and eyes demurely averted on ward rounds. I remember that there …

Peter Wingfield (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

University of Vermont College of Medicine

Peter Wingfield is in the Class of 2015 at the University of Vermont College of Medicine after more than two decades as an actor in the UK, Europe and North America.