Tag: covid-19

Lewis Wong Lewis Wong (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Lewis is a fourth year medical student at University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY Class of 2021. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He enjoys ballroom dancing, cooking, and skiing in his free time. After graduating medical school, Lewis would like to pursue a career in primary care for underserved communities.

Emergence or Submersion? Productivity During COVID-19

It feels preemptive to discuss emergence while sitting in the living room where I’ve spent 15 hours a day for the past month — bradycardic afternoons mirroring the day prior. Yet each day the sun emerges, and we along with it, venturing out onto balconies and porches. As medical students, we take our pro re nata walks and remember to cross the street so our paths don’t intersect those of our neighbors.

Silver Lining

The world is quarantined, but we have learned to be human again. Rather than tirelessly working or studying, we are forced to engage with one another in meaningful ways. We find novel alternatives to maintain relationships with those who mean the most to us during this daunting time with no foreseeable end.

From The Window

A rainy day while the sun is out is a bad omen. But every day seems like a bad omen now. I stand by the window at times watching the strange weather passing through. If you look at the right moment, you will see me there with a face that mirrors the solemness of what I look at.

Reimagining Quarantine: Surviving Medical School at Home

Back in late March, I was a medical student in D.C. studying for exams. Today, I am a 23-year-old living with my parents again. Despite being in school 5+ hours away, my bedroom in upstate New York has become my new classroom. Being at home has its perks: I get food from my mom again, and I can wear pajamas all day if I wanted to (not that I actually do that). However, there are many things that don’t feel right about being a medical student who has no connection to the medical world right now.

Abhi Dalal (1 Posts)

Pre-Medical Guest Writer

UC Berkley

Abhi Dalal graduated in 2017 from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in south and southeast asian studies. He is currently a research associate at UC Riverside School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities, where he is involved with community-engaged mental health research. Abhi enjoys teaching older adults mindful yoga at Parkview Community Hospital, feeding the homeless over the weekends, and attending to Latino patient needs at Tzu Chi Mobile Clinic. Abhi’s dream is to become a patient-centered primary care physician that also partners with communities on health and disparities.