Tag: medical education

Kristiana Hanna Kristiana Hanna (1 Posts)

Kristiana is a 4th year medical student at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY class of 2021. In 2018, she graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Arts in Science. She enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and weightlifting in her free time. After graduating medical school, Kristiana would like to practice outpatient primary care in an underserved area.

Lost and Found in Medical Training

Many people told me that my third year of medical school would be both the most rewarding and the most difficult. That I would choose my future specialty and discover my specific path in medicine — a task which, as I began the year, seemed both exciting and daunting. Little did I know that during my third year of medical school, I would learn just as much about myself as I would about patient care and the practice of medicine.

Thomas Browne, Jorge Luis Borges and Cultural Fluency

‘Write Rx’ is a narrative medicine column offering ‘prescriptions’ for narrative medicine exercises. Each column entry begins with an introduction to the theme of the entry, offers literary excerpts to expand on that theme and concludes with questions that invite students to explore a corresponding narrative medicine topic. The goal is to offer space for reflection for busy medical students, as well as foster medical students’ communication toolkit in the increasingly complex space of patient care. Topics include cultural fluency, illness cognitions and more.

Brianna Cheng (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

The University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Brianna Cheng is a first year medical student at The University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine in Canada. In 2020, she graduated from McGill University with a Master's of Science in epidemiology. She writes creative nonfiction in her free time and hopes to continue her interests in narrative medicine after graduating medical school.