Tag: patient story

Emily DiLillo Emily DiLillo (3 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


Emily is a medical student at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Class of 2019. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she eventually went on to become a Hawkeye, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2014 with a degree in Human Physiology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, doing puzzles, and most of all, sleeping.




Her Wardrobe

In high school, I was obsessed with wearing only vintage clothing. After hours of painstakingly searching every clothing rack at Goodwill, I would find a well-worn baseball jersey or an elaborately bejeweled Christmas sweater. I felt a sense of immense pride in reclaiming someone else’s memories — their winning games, their holiday parties – in an attempt to express my “uniqueness”.

Death

Dan and I mimicked ducklings as we followed our senior resident, Tassia, single file down the stairs on our way back to the resident room. As we neared the bottom, we crossed paths with another medicine resident leading two medical students playing the same roles as Dan and I.

John Damianos John Damianos (4 Posts)

Writer-in-Training

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine


John Damianos graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016, majoring in linguistics modified with neuroscience and minoring in French. While at Dartmouth, he did a lot of work in substance abuse counseling, and became interested in behavior change through tools like Motivational Interviewing. He is now a member of the class of 2020 at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. He is a Medical Education Scholar and completed a Pano T. Rodis Fellowship in Compassionate Medical Care. Greek by heritage and a linguist by training, he particularly enjoys anatomy and dissecting not only the body but also the names of structures therein.