Author: Morgan Shier

Morgan Shier Morgan Shier (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Ross University School of Medicine


Morgan is a Colorado native and a Class of 2016 medical student at Ross University completing (and thoroughly enjoying) her clinical rotations in NYC.




Stars, Dollar Bills, and Other Essentials

Ms. Miller is a fading star. At first glance, I begin painting an elaborate picture in my head of Ms. Miller in her brilliant shining glory. Young. Stubborn. Beautiful. Loved. I have no way of knowing if these things are true, but in my head I must believe them because it’s just way too sad to accept the truth. Old. Inert. Defeated. Wrinkled. Alone. Ms. Miller was brought to the ER from her nursing home …

The First Twelve Hours

It is the end of the day. I know this not because I can see the color of the sky, but because the hands of the clock tell me so. My shins ache. My eyelids droop. From an unknown place above, I watch myself join a whirlpool of patients circling the nurses’ desk. I watch as my last my last drop of energy slips out of my body and down the drain. I wonder, “Is …

Morgan Shier Morgan Shier (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Ross University School of Medicine


Morgan is a Colorado native and a Class of 2016 medical student at Ross University completing (and thoroughly enjoying) her clinical rotations in NYC.