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Jinit Desai Jinit Desai (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Jinit is a second year medical student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine at the campus in Rockford, Illinois. In 2015, he graduated from UIC with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. Following this, he earned a Master of Public Health from UIC in 2016. He also worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at La Univalle in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, from 2016 to 2017. Jinit enjoys spending time with friends and family. In the future, he plans to pursue careers in medicine, education, and writing.


A few winters ago, you called me after a ski accident and announced / “I have fractured my tibial plate.” / I didn’t know what that meant, what to make of it, / how to comfort you but to hug you, / my entire body a cast for yours –
unwieldy, over prescriptive, largely useless.

Anatomy of Love

Your Smile Wrinkles, Where my jokes weren’t funny. Your voice Cracks, When you tell me you love me. Your palms Sweat, While you roll the dice. “Maybe orange isn’t your color?” “Well isn’t that nice.” Your sides Ache, When I look like a fool. My cheeks Blushing, “I fell in the pool.” Your temper Boils, This is a mistake. My hand Trembles, Perhaps, this can wait. Breaths settle, Hand in hand,          …

Jennifer Li (1 Posts)

Medical Student Editor

Emory University School of Medicine

Jen is a third-year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. In 2016, she graduated from Emory with a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit as well as a degree in Music. Aside from medicine, she enjoys poetry, piano, tennis, cheap indie concerts, Asian-American media, intersectionality, and searching for new coffee shops to spend too much money in.