Tag: Poetry Thursdays

Poetry Thursdays is our initiative to highlight poetry and prose by medical students, with a new post every Thursday. If you are interested in contributing or would like to learn more, please contact our editors.

Alina Cheema Alina Cheema (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


Alina is a fourth-year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, class of 2021. In 2015, she graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and health: science, society and policy (HSSP). She enjoys painting, baking, hiking and spending time with friends and family in her free time. After graduating from medical school, Alina would like to pursue a career in Internal Medicine.




A blue-lit room

In a hospital room lit blue By the rays entering in from the clouded sun A patient sitting up in her bed With a home-knitted hat to keep her warm And blankets on top of her legs Speaking between breaths in her O2 mask She directed her attention to the doctor Her ginger-haired husband Looking at her with listening eyes Occasionally glancing at the doctor Her son with his back to me Speaking matter-of-factly Without …

Sharon Hsu (3 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Albany Medical College


Sharon is a third-year medical student at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. In 2017, she graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Sharon's interests include health promotion, bioethics, and the use of medical humanities to foster healing and connection in both patients and providers. She enjoys doing yoga, painting, and running in her free time. After graduating from medical school, Sharon hopes to serve underresourced communities both domestically and abroad.