Tag: poetry

Allison Lyle Allison Lyle (4 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Columnist

University of Louisville School of Medicine


Allison graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with a BS in Biochemistry. She then pursued a MA degree in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the University of Louisville, graduating in 2011. She is a second year MD candidate at the UofL School of Medicine while also pursuing the global health distinction track. Her interests include pediatric ethics, neonatology, global health, and medical humanities. When not studying, she enjoys traveling, hiking, writing, and spending time with her husband and infant daughter.

Cheerios and Stethoscopes

All about starting and raising a family while being a physician-in-training.




Please Not Me

“Please not me,” I pray earnestly. Not me. Not me. I don’t want to become the medical student-turned-resident-turned-physician who loses empathy. The one who loses compassion. The one who takes lives and near death experiences for granted, who quickly learns, as an ER attending once bluntly stated, that “everyone’s a liar.” Not me.

Elizabeth Shay Elizabeth Shay (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


Elizabeth is a second-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.