On my first of many standardized exams, I remember being stumped by the question:
Spiders are living in the bathtub
I have to apologize.
In remembrance of fifty-seven lives.
Tell us your life story.
I cannot for the life of me figure out or pretend to know what the clerk at
“So, how did you get into medical school?”
There is a strange immediacy to the feeling of being cold.
I want to thank you for teaching my what it means to lead a life well lived.
I grew up understanding the concept of separation of church and state,
As a young adult living with Type 1 diabetes, I have heard more misconceptions about diabetes than I care to remember.
This piece is dedicated to my dear friend Maddie, who was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma at the age of 23.
The library is cold and silent late on a Friday night and my body and mind are tired but,
Stephen was built like an ox, his broad frame barely squeezing into the
As I begin my first day as an intern in the ICU, a nurse I’ve never met greets me
I wish I had known you.
DNA is the great cosmic irony. It is a catalogue of existence, containing all requisites for life.
Exactly 5 years and 3 months since his death
What does it mean to be a man?
“You know who you remind me of, Ali,” the plastic surgeon standing opposite me in the operating room said. “Snoop Dogg. You sound just like him.”
My wife and I got into an argument last night.
Bearded. Pungent. Sour smelling clothes stuck in places well beyond the
I am standing in front of a heavy brown door with a small window at eye level.
I gowned up in the doorway, studying her.
For a long time when asked “Why medicine?”, I responded, “Why the moon?”