Medmic: Poetry


By Alexander Antigua Made

Alex is a third-year medical student at the Burnett School of Medicine at Texas Christian University. He plans to specialize in Diagnostic Radiology with interests in Breast, Pediatrics, and Interventional Radiology. In his spare time, he enjoys board games, movies, and reading.


Kate Koplow is an essayist and poet from Concord, Massachusetts. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, as she finishes up her degree in Comparative Literature at Occidental College. Kate is most interested in writing about chronic illness, mental health, and philosophy.


Pamela Ahlen is Special Events Coordinator for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth. She compiled and edited Osher’s Anthology of Poets and Writers: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years at Dartmouth and is the author of the chapbook Gather Every Little Thing (Finishing Line Press) and the co-author (with Anne Bower) of Getting it Down on Paper, Shaping a Friendship (Orchard Street Press).


Evelyn M. Potochny, DO, is a physician and former U.S. Navy medical officer living in Pennsylvania. Her work appears in Families, Systems & Health, Hektoen International: A Journal Of Medical Humanities, and Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors.

Flight: A Letter to My Stepfather

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. Flight: A Letter to My Stepfather was originally published by Coverstory Books by Ian Gouge.


Sister Lou Ella Hickman, OVISS has published many poems and articles. Her book of poetry entitled, she: robed and wordless was published in 2015 by Press 53. She lives in Corpus Christie, Texas.

Elixir for a Perpetual Caretaker

Katherine DiBella Seluja is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Point of Entry (UNM Press, 2023) which focuses on issues of immigration and ancestry. Katherine has worked as a nurse practitioner in multiple pediatric settings and currently is employed by Presbyterian Hospital in northern New Mexico. Her website is:

Two Poems by Lucinda Pinchot

Lucinda Pinchot, RN CWOCRN (retired) from the Yale School of Medicine, started writing poetry and prose in the 1970s. She took a 30-year hiatus from poetry while working in healthcare and is now resuming her love of writing.