Off the Shelf, Poetry Thursdays
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Medical student, why don’t you intubate?
The OR is safe, it’ll go great.
“I can see the vocal cords!”
Are my famous last words.
Up goes her stomach, and down sinks mine.
Anesthesia steps in and utters “better luck next time.”

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Dayken Dawson Dayken Dawson (1 Posts)

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Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Dayken is a third year medical student at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, IL class of 2023. In 2018, he graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science in human biology. He enjoys reading sci-fi, playing with his cat, and writing humorous poems about his experience as third year in his free time. In the future, Dayken would like to pursue a career in Physiatry.