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A Word From Your 2019-2020 Editors-in-Chief

Hello in-Training readers, staff, and supporters,

We are excited to announce our official transition as your new editors-in-chief for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.

As previous medical student editors for in-Training, we have watched the publication grow over our tenures. Medical students are in such a unique position within health care – we have time to observe interactions in a variety of clinical settings, to think critically about the treatments we administer, and to critique the practices that trouble us. Throughout the last three years, the two of us have read hundreds of pieces and poems about mental health, public policy, medical education, and professionalism. We have experienced many personal narratives of love, loss, life, and death. We have had pieces split our sides with laughter and others ignite a fire for change.

We know that the medical student community is a group of passionate, spitfire voices that deserves a platform, and we are excited to continue in-Training‘s legacy as a unique gathering of perspectives from all around the world.

Two of those many perspectives are ours, so here is a bit about us. We are both about to finish our third year of medical school, James at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Emma at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. James plans to specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry and hopes to spark more conversations about medical student mental health during his tenure as editor-in-chief. Emma plans to specialize in otolaryngology, and during her tenure as editor-in-chief, she would like to chronicle and highlight the rise of street medicine programs at medical schools around the country.

In addition to continuing in-Training’s legacy, we are planning on instituting some changes that will push the magazine to greater heights. From writing contests to monthly interviews to intentionally controversial opinion pieces, we are aiming to increase the traffic on our website in addition to becoming a more established publication.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the people who have paved the way for us. Thank you to Nihaal and Amelia, the previous editors-in-chief, for a fantastic year of in-Training. Thank you to Neepam, Lydia, and Slaveena for the work they have done and continue to do as editors and managers of affiliated programs. And, of course, shout-out to Ajay and Aleena for beginning this legacy so many years ago.

We are thrilled to begin this new year of in-Training. Stay tuned for updates coming soon!

Emma Martin and James Lee

Emma Martin Emma Martin (4 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Emma is an incoming first-year resident at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in the Department of Otolaryngology. Her research interests include advancement of vestibular function testing, particularly in the pediatric population, as well as optimizing and improving medical education. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a bachelor of arts in biology and a minor in religious studies.

James Lee James Lee (3 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

James Lee is a fourth-year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine who will pursue a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As one of in-Training's new editors-in-chief, he is excited to continue in-Training's legacy as the center of medical student writing. He recently was deemed the runner-up for the Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award for his short story "Conversations with Joanne" and his opinion pieces have been published in Academic Medicine and the Yale Daily News. Within medicine, James is passionate about mental health, academic medicine, and palliative care. Outside of school, James enjoys rock climbing, singing/songwriting, and hip-hop dancing. He is also a corgi fanatic.