Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

 Hannah Billings, M1, Class of 2023

My name is Hannah Billings, I am a first-year medical student who runs a local cake pop business, Cake on a Stick LLC.

From hobby to business . . . Cake on a Stick began as a creative outlet, paired with a passion for baking. After trial and (many) errors, techniques were perfected, and delicious masterpieces were made. While the process of baking is enjoyable, the real fun was in sharing with family and friends. And thanks to the encouragement and supportiveness of the early taste-testers, Cake on a Stick was born and it’s poppin’!

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A Musical Arrangement

A Musical Arrangement

Alexis Yakes, M1, Class of 2023

“Alexis Yakes is from Denver, Colorado.  She was a concert pianist as a child, and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, as an undergraduate majoring in Contemporary Writing and Production.  She then attended New York University in New York City, New York, in order to obtain prerequisites necessary for Medical School through the Post-Baccalaureate program.  She has worked multiple career trajectories including personal training/fitness instructing, assistant producing/radio programming, and bartending.  She is currently a Doctorate of Medicine candidate class of 2023 at the University of Kansas.  When not studying, she can be found hanging out with her two dogs, Gibson and Bunny, the loves of her life.”

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A Scalpel and Sketches

A Scalpel and Sketches

by Elisa Emanuelli, M4, Class of 2020

“I have always enjoyed sketching and art, but it wasn’t until my fourth year of medical school that I felt like I had the inspiration and time to dedicate to it. I started drawing again to better understand the anatomy I encountered in surgical cases. Once my away rotations were over I decided to explore different mediums. I went from the comfort of pencil and paper to ink drawings and then digital drawings. I have started a collection of my anatomical sketches on instagram @scalpel.and.sketches “

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Bypass

Bypass

Linzy Kirkpatrick, M1, Class of 2023

The iridescent glow of cellophane windows

wraps the building in a blanket of fuchsia and blue,

a playful dance of colors that shift

as I walk past. It’s the first

of many similar days to come.

The corridors whisk me through a

playful maze, a tenuous

barrier between the parents

who wait for news and those of us who

witness it.

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Enter the Kraken

Enter the Kraken
Angela Li, M1, Class of 2023

I have always loved drawing upon nature for inspiration for my artwork, especially for my pieces in metalsmithing. The tension between the organic, pleomorphic elements found in nature and the rigid, unyielding structure of metal is an idea I like to explore in my work. This piece, titled “Enter the Kraken” (derived from Bruce Lee’s iconic movie “Enter the Dragon”), is a sequel to a vase I had made a semester prior, but this was an extra challenge to myself: to make a smaller, more lifelike version of an octopus that is free standing.

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A Week In Hell

A Week In Hell

Nathan Stacy, M2, Class of 2022

 My momma was recently diagnosed with cancer of her jaw. She underwent something called a “Flap Surgery”, which removed part of her jaw and replaced it with her leg bone. These are some of my reflections about the experience my family went through during this trying time. I wrote some during this time period, and some afterwards, so the past-tense/present-tense jumps around a little bit.

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