Tag: poetry

Surabhi Nirkhe Surabhi Nirkhe (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Washington School of Medicine

I am a 3rd year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. I grew up in India and Seattle and spent some time before med school doing research on family planning in India. I'm interested in writing about how medicine interfaces with culture, and I'm passionate about health equity and how we can help doctors be more human.

Human Growth Mechanisms

I wrote this poem during my first year as a medical student while learning physiology. I was struck by the concept of human growth mechanisms. I found it fascinating that our organs grow and change in size through such concrete cellular mechanisms. Growth is such a universal and fundamental characteristic to living beings, and I wanted to play with both language and form to contrast a scientific explanation of growth to the emotional growth that occurs when we experience pain or suffering.

Masood Mohammed Masood Mohammed (4 Posts)

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Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Masood Mohammed is a second-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami (FL) in Biology. In what little free time he has, Masood enjoys writing, dancing and exploring coffee shops.