Tag: poetry

Arya Shah Arya Shah (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


I'm a Los Angeles girl, born and raised. I'm currently in the Midwest at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and hoping to pursue a career in psychiatry, neurology or some combination of the two. What gets me through the cold, dark Minnesota winters is my writing, my hot yoga, and my perpetually growing to-do list of art projects. In continuing to pursue creative endeavors, and in working to engage my classmates in the arts, I hope to show people that creative expression can help to keep burnout at bay and help to keep humanism alive in medicine.




Tongue Tied

(a) Unable or disinclined to speak freely The motor commands that choreograph speech are a privilege to possess, though I frequently find myself thinking about silence, and the reasons for which I may choose to leave it unbroken. In my privilege, I frequently forget that an eternal tongue-tie, that moment when silence becomes perpetual, could be in my future. Bisected by a trench as old as humanity, two fertile regions of brain work together to …

Elizabeth Shay Elizabeth Shay (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


Elizabeth is a third-year medical student at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She graduated from Columbia University in 2014, after which she spent a gap year in her native Jamaica, prior to beginning medical school.