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Eric Bethea Eric Bethea (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Emory University School of Medicine

Eric Bethea is a fourth-year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine class of 2021. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in economics. Before entering medical school, he spent a year serving with AmeriCorps in Jacksonville, FL. He is looking forward to writing about topics that don't often come up in medical school. In his free time, Eric enjoys running, basketball, movies, and cooking with his favorite crockpot.

My First Stitch

“Could you please hand Eric the needle driver?”

As the scrub tech loaded up that blessed golden tool, I knew that I had just ascended within the realm of surgery. Last week, I had been nothing more than an unusually talkative pair of retractors. Now I had become Eric, the one who can close skin incisions of “very short” to “moderately short” length.

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.

Meagan Campbell Meagan Campbell (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Minnesota Medical School

Meagan is a first year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, MN class of 2023. In 2018, she graduated from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry. She enjoys traveling, outdoor adventuring, and playing with her golden retriever Cooper in her free time. After graduating medical school, Meagan would like to pursue a career in psychiatry.