Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf is our section for creative works by medical students.

April Hyon April Hyon (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Virginia School of Medicine


April is a member of the Class of 2020 at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia with Bachelor of Arts in human biology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, eating tacos, and cheering on UVA sports teams. In the future, she would like to pursue a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation.




Women With Notebooks

If you come into the hospital room before she arrives, you might miss the telltale signs of her existence. They are subtle — a soft sweater thrown over a chair for those drafty hospital wards or an absurdly expensive vegetable tray from the café downstairs on the patient’s table.

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.