What’s in a Name?

Patricia Cannon has been a Registered Nurse at UCSF since 2001. She has worked in cardiac critical care, neuro intensive care, hemeoncology, school nursing, and currently, in research. Her passion is her faith, photography, and the written word in all its forms. “What’s in a Name?” was previously published in the Beyond Words Literary Journal edited by Gal Slonim.

Peruvian Travel Review and Cooking Experience

Miriam Korik OD and Justin Bazan OD are optometrists in private practice in Brooklyn, NY.

You can find out more about their travel reviews and recommendations on their Youtube channel:


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Winter Spotify Playlist Contest: “R and B songs”

Please share your “R and B” Spotify playlist with us.

Keep us moving through our day in the clinic, in the operating room, studying for exams or getting in a great workout! Must be a healthcare student, trainee, or work in a healthcare related field to win.

The R and B playlist contest will be judged by Ciara and Chloe Ligon who are medical assistants in Brooklyn, NY.


Beth Suter studied Environmental Science at U.C. Davis and has worked as a naturalist and teacher. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, New American Writing, Barrow Street, DMQ Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and others. Her 2022 debut chapbook Snake and Eggs was a finalist in Finishing Line Press’s New Women’s Voices Contest. This poem first appeared in Driftwood Press. You can find her at

The Softest Cloth

Joanne Clarkson is a poet whose sixth poetry collection, “Hospice House,” was released by MoonPath Press in 2023. Her poems have been published in such journals as Poetry Northwest, The Healing Muse, Examined Life Journal, American Journal of Nursing and Beloit Poetry Journal. She has received an Artist Trust Grant and an NEH grant to teach poetry in rural libraries. Clarkson has Masters Degrees in English and Library Science, has taught and worked for many years as a professional librarian. After caring for her mother through a long illness, she re-careered as a Registered Nurse working in Home Health and Hospice. This poem first appeared in Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Find her at