A Proliferation of Cells


  • Jenna Pastorini Sidney Kimmel Medical College


This creative non-fiction piece is a product of my participation in a Medical Memoir course to fulfill my humanities requirement at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. I started the course approximately a month into my first year of medical school. My plight against the thinly veiled perception of tragedy, cancer and loss of a parent specifically, as glamorous has bubbled beneath the surface of my consciousness for approximately 10 years. The course served as the perfect space to pour this out as I dissected how cancer was portrayed in this setting, medical school broadly and anatomy lab specifically, and how it insulted, complimented and validated my personal experience with the illness.




How to Cite

Pastorini, J. (2020). A Proliferation of Cells. Ars Medica, 15(2), 12. Retrieved from https://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1245