All the weary and the downtrodden, the hopeless and forgotten. Pick yourself

Strange Gifts

DNA is the great cosmic irony. It is a catalogue of existence, containing all requisites for life.

Good Cry

Oil painting

Collective Rebirth

This multimedia piece represents our communal metamorphosis from strangers to family and from students to doctors.

Bioethics Boiled Down

A piece that seeks to depict the thin line where the pressure from one side is equal to the other and change occurs.


From any other angle it appeared to be a normal tree, but if you stood just right you could truly appreciate how hard it had to work just to stay alive.

Bear Lake

Exactly 5 years and 3 months since his death

The Other Yao

Doctor Yao was a prodigious physician.

Breathing Matters

Drawing. A piece inspired by the discussion surrounding physician burnout and how to tackle this problem.


My heart is empty/ My soul is tired/ My body weighs me down


Isosceles of rubber red atop metallic grasp / Where have I misplaced you?!

Failing and Falling

Physicians often experience the unfortunate passing of patients.

An Hour with Rafael Campo

2018-2019 Editor-in-Chief, Kajsa Vlasic, sits down with physician and current JAMA Poetry Editor, Dr. Rafael Campo, during his recent visit to the University of Utah.

Freudian Slippers

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.

Why Medicine?

For a long time when asked “Why medicine?”, I responded, “Why the moon?”

What’s The Difference?

It’s cold. The air is quiet in here – it must be snowing outside.


It’s funny how sometimes life can catch up with you.