Through the course of medical education, students learn to call for “consults” from various medical specialties. Yet, consults can come in many forms — from social work, nutrition, law, ethics and policy. There is also much to be learned from premedical and post-bacc students, who may be walking into medicine with a fresh set of eyes. “Consults” invites experienced non-clinicians and undergraduates to contribute pieces relevant to the medical student community.

Ashley Luebbers Ashley Luebbers (1 Posts)

Physician Assistant Student Guest Writer

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Ashley Luebbers is a physician assistant student at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. In 2011, she graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics, and she obtained a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Central Michigan University in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with friends and reading C.S. Lewis novels. After graduating in May 2019, Ashley plans to work in emergency medicine with a focus in pediatrics.

Rebirth of the Savior of Births

I had always thought of medical professionals as society’s heroes who could do no wrong, but with my own personal experiences in the back of my mind, I discovered the reality was far more complex.

The year was 2011. I was thirteen years old, and school had just let out. I walked back home, exactly four blocks away from school, left-right-left-right, lub-dub, lub-dub.

Shree Nadkarni (1 Posts)

Pre-Medical Guest Writer

The College of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Shree Nadkarni is a BS/MD student at The College of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School majoring in biology. He blogs about health policy, medical education, and the future of healthcare at