Welcome to the Medical Literary Messenger

From the Editors

We are proud to publish the Fall 2015 Medical Literary Messenger. As we continue to grow, choosing among the submissions has become increasingly difficult. To help, we have added Dr. Megan Lemay, Assistant Professor of Medicine at VCU, as our Associate Editor. As you explore this edition of the Medical Literary Messenger, we hope that the stories, poems, and images will inspire you to pause and reflect on medicine and the human condition.
Gonzalo Bearman, MD | Editor in Chief


When reading this Spring/Summer edition of the VCU Medical Literary Messenger, I am struck by reflection- how art reflects life, how the end reflects the beginning, and what we choose to reflect upon when we experience medicine as patients or professionals. Please enjoy what I consider to be some of the finest visual art and photography featured in our publication thus far, as well as poetry and prose bursting with imagery and feeling. May it offer you the same time for reflection it offered me.

Megan Lemay, MD | Associate Editor

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