About This May Hurt a Bit

I am a 3rd year medical student at Harvard.  I’m also naïve, idealistic, and probably wrong about most things.  Regardless, I couldn’t be more excited about the journey.

I began blogging at the start of medical school, hoping to capture thoughts and experiences as I make the transition from student to physician.  My work has been published by the Los Angeles Times and the Hastings Center, and I made radio appearances on CBC’s documentary series White Coat, Black Art.  Prior to joining PLoS, I was a network blogger for Medscape’s The Differential, a forum for medical students and residents.  I regularly write for KevinMD, one of the most subscribed to health blogs.

Before becoming a full-time study machine, I tried my hand at science journalism and creative writing.  I worked at the Los Angeles Times as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow and at Discover.  I wrote for and edited various college and medical school publications.

I’m also a sucker for medical ethics and policy, and have conducted research on personalized medicine at the Hastings Center and on palliative care at Harvard.  I was a guest editor of the AMA’s online ethics journal, Virtual Mentor, and was one of my school’s AMA chapter leaders.  I received my B.S. in molecular biology at Yale, but I glutted with social science and humanities courses whenever possible.

Exchanging words with strangers and non-strangers makes me happy: shara [dot] yurkiewicz [at] gmail [dot] com.  Less taxing forms of communication are encouraged too: I’m on Twitter as @sharayurkiewicz and my website can be found here.

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3 Responses to About This May Hurt a Bit

  1. Peg Rosen says:

    Read your recent post on KevinMD. It was great…not just for the content but for your writing. I’m a health reporter for numerous national magazines and would love to keep in touch….good luck with all of your endeavors. I’ll be following your posts!

  2. Shara Yurkiewicz says:

    Thanks so much! I appreciate it. Keeping in touch would be wonderful.

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