Narratives

“You Have a Good Heart” Anatomy Reflective Field Note by Heba Haleem

After the first day of anatomy lab, I called my dad. As an internal medicine physician who completed medical school in Pakistan and his residency in Chicago, my dad was a part of the diaspora of Pakistani physicians who moved to the US some twenty-five years ago. “Where were your cadavers from?” I asked the …

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Recipe: Gingered Turkey Meatballs and Asian Veggies with Rice Noodles and Hot Chili Oil Vinaigrette

Ingredients 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp black Chinese vinegar (Chinkiang vinegar) 1 tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine 2 tbsp Sesame oil 1 tbsp Hot chili oil/sauce (I used LaoGanMa but sriracha or any other chili oil works fine!) Ginger (3 tbsp grated) Garlic (2 tbsp grated) 1 lb ground turkey (thighs/dark meat) 1 …

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Carin Papendorp: My Undercover Mission to a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Please note that this is an Opinion piece, whose perspective does not necessarily represent the views of AMS or all AMS students. MURMUR welcomes all perspectives and publishes thoughtful Opinion pieces with medical perspectives written by AMS students.   Earlier this year, I received an email from a representative at NARAL (formerly known as the …

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Breathless: Performing at MD’21’s Ceremony of Gratitude by Pranati Panuganti

Pranati Panuganti, MD’21, performed at the 2018 Ceremony of Gratitude. Her original dance was choreographed to a classical Indian song, Breathless, by Shankar Mahadevan. Pranati was gracious enough to describe her experience performing at the Ceremony of Gratitude to Murmur.    This classical Indian song, Breathless by Shankar Mahadevan, is a “steady stream” of music that is …

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On the Novelty of Anatomy at Alpert by Moniyka Sachar, MD’21

Somehow, through all the years of being a “pre-med” in the system, I never realized quite what anatomy lab entailed in medical school. Sure, I thought—we’re learning and memorizing human anatomical structures. I walked out of our anatomy lab orientation thinking—okay, alright, we’re learning from a cadaver.  What a simple word cadaver is. Having few …

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Emergency Obstetric and Abortion Provision in War Zones: An Interview with Dr. Rasha Khoury from Medecins Sans Frontieres

Interview by Grace Sun ’21 with introduction by Amelia Warshaw ’21 All photos courtesy of Dr. Rasha Khoury   This year’s Women’s Reproductive Health Scholarly Concentration Annual Lecture, Emergency Obstetric and Abortion Provision in War Zones: Notes from Medecins Sans Frontieres Field features Dr. Rasha Khoury, an emergency obstetrician with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without …

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